Biology

Faculty and staff sketches

University news briefs, along with faculty and staff members who have given presentations or written articles are detailed below.

Aug 3, 2020


Slow and steady, with a head start: GVSU biology researchers, local zoo work to boost survival chances for vulnerable turtles

The collaboration, which also includes a West Michigan nature center, is an effort to boost the population of Eastern box turtles.

Jul 24, 2020


GVSU expert on rampant Arctic fires: 'Fulfilling a prophecy'

Bob Hollister, professor of biology and leader of the university's Arctic Ecology Program, said the fires signal the impact scientists have warned about when it comes to Arctic warming.

Jul 20, 2020



Newly hatched peregrine falcon chicks starting life at Eberhard Center

Three chicks hatched early on April 28 in the nesting box, with a fourth egg remaining.

Apr 28, 2020


Biology graduate student's research on genetics of chimpanzees in captivity called 'ahead-of-the-curve thinking'

Francesca Golus started working with biology professor Jodee Hunt as an undergraduate.

Feb 4, 2020


A summer wildflower with dark secrets, a Grand Valley researcher working to unlock them

An associate professor of biology is studying how controlled burning can manage the invasive plant. Todd Aschenbach studies the restorative ecological benefits of the process.

Jan 29, 2020


Biology researchers studying if bats can help control pests at apple orchards

The research has received backing from a grant awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Nov 7, 2019


Creatures of GVSU: See what an outdoor class discovered in the ravines

"It's like a little treasure hunt," said Jennifer Moore, assistant professor of biology.

Oct 18, 2019


Alumna part of team winning Ig Nobel prize for key discovery about wombat scat

The annual awards are presented each September at Harvard University.

Sep 17, 2019