Biology


Recipients of AP Awards announced

Daniel Hylen, assistant facilities custodial supervisor, received the Administrative Professional Achievement Award.

May 10, 2021


Once again, nesting peregrine falcon family making Eberhard Center home

Four chicks have hatched this week in a special nesting box created for their parents.

May 5, 2021


Young turtles that are focus of collaborative conservation effort faring well so far; second year underway

The headstarting program to help Eastern box turtles is a joint effort by GVSU and John Ball Zoo.

Dec 16, 2020


Professor emeritus of biology leaves student-focused legacy

Carl Bajema, who retired in 2007, was also active in the community.

Oct 30, 2020


McNair Scholars transition undergraduate research projects to online formats

Words like pivot and persevere are often used to describe how students transitioned to remote learning due to COVID-19. David Martin, director of the McNair Scholars program, added courage when describing how 17 undergraduates adapted their research to online formats. The McNair Scholars program, a federally funded TRIO program, supports first-generation and underrepresented students who want to pursue doctoral programs.

Oct 13, 2020


Decades-long GVSU tree swallow study continually benefits science, students

Michael Lombardo set up nesting boxes along the south side of the Allendale Campus to study the birds. The data collected is a rich source of information for ongoing analysis.

Aug 27, 2020


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