Kathryn Powers ‘17 and Glory Kim ‘17 presented their Trinity research in poster form at the International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology in Washington DC in July.  Kathryn’s presentation was titled “A novel pattern of yolk mobilization in developing squamate reptiles.”  Glory’s presentation was titled “Fetal membrane morphology in oviparous lampropeltine snakes (Colubridae).”  Both Glory and Kathryn have been conducting research in Professor Blackburn’s lab over the past three years.  Glory’s research has led to two published papers, and Kathryn’s, to a manuscript that shall be submitted to the Journal of Morphology.

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Glory Kim explains his poster to another conference participant.

 

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Kathryn Powers poses with her poster.

 

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Biology Welcomes New Faculty Member

by emostoll on October 13, 2016

Amber Pitt

The department welcomes Dr. Amber Pitt!

In July, Dr. Amber Pitt joined the faculty of the Department of Biology and Environmental Science Program at Trinity College. As a conservation biologist, Amber’s research is focused on elucidating patterns and drivers of amphibian and reptile population declines in order to create innovative and effective conservation strategies for a rapidly changing world. Amber received her Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Ecology from the University of Florida and her B.A. in Zoology from the University of Vermont. She worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Clemson University where she designed and coordinated large-scale projects to evaluate the ecological function of isolated wetlands in the southern Appalachian landscape and the effects of forest management practices including prescribed fire on amphibians. Her most recent research examines the effects of land use change and invasive species on hellbender salamander habitat and populations. Amber is excited to mentor Trinity undergraduate student researchers on conservation-driven projects. She is also very happy to be teaching majors and non-majors courses in ecology and conservation biology.

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Professor Morrison Is Retiring

September 13, 2016

Professor Morrison is retiring. We are very sad to see her go, but it sounds like she’ll be enjoying retirement! She will be missed! From Prof. Morrison – “In retirement, I am looking forward to continuing my research program in Florida and expanding my studies of the crested caracara into Arizona and Mexico, where I […]

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Prof. Schneider Aboard the R/V Baseline Explorer (BEX) in Bermuda

September 3, 2016

In August, Prof. Schneider was a scientist aboard the R/V Baseline Explorer (BEX). This was an incredible opportunity for collecting algal specimens at very deep depths. See Prof. Schneider’s trip page here.

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LSC Change of Scenery

June 5, 2016

The huge concrete wall that bordered the north LSC parking lot was removed this past year.   It was replaced with some beautiful landscaping!

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Honors Day 2016

May 8, 2016

Several of the Biology Department’s students received awards during the Honors Day Ceremony on May 6, 2016. Congratulations to all! Shelby Labe ’16 – The Susan E. Martin Outstanding Student-Athlete Award Katie Tonyai ’17 – The Board of Fellows Outstanding Scholar-Athlete Award Jenna Park ’16 – The Lisa P. Nestor Award for Excellence in Student […]

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Two Biology Students Receive Prestigious Awards

April 30, 2016

Glory Kim ’17 was awarded a summer research fellowship at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Virginia at the Janelia Research Campus. Read more about it here! Kathryn Powers ’17 received the Barry Goldwater Scholarship. See her story here! Both students have been conducting research with Professor Blackburn.    

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Students Present Research at 55th Northeast Algal Symposium

April 30, 2016

Maura Griffith ’17 and Phong Quach ’17 presented their research at the 55th Northeast Algal Symposium, Westfield State University, Westfield, Massachusetts. Both students conducted their research with Professor Schneider. Maura’s poster was titled “Genetic barcoding resolves the historically known Champia parvula from southern New England, USA, as C. farlowii sp. nov. (Champiaceae, Rhodymeniales).”   Phong’s poster was […]

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Prof. Dunlap Honored by International Congress of Neuroethology

April 13, 2016

Prof. Dunlap’s work in neuroethology in Latin America was recognized at the XII International Congress of Neuroethology in Uruguay. Read more here.

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Professor Schneider Takes Students to Nepal

February 1, 2016

Professor Schneider along with a few Trinity faculty members and students traveled to Nepal over January break. The trip was part of two First-Year Seminar courses, “Plants and Animals in Extreme Environments” and “Peoples and Cultures of the Himalayas.” See the full story here. Prof. Schneider at Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal, with 3 biology students, Scott […]

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