Biology

Hispanic Heritage Month: How GVSU students are celebrating

A number of activities hosted by the Office of Multicultural Affairs allow the GVSU community to learn and celebrate through November 2. Take a look at how four GVSU students are celebrating.

Oct 12, 2023


Indigenous perspective woven into archaeological field school to recognize displaced inhabitants, land they knew

Work included both unearthing artifacts and identifying and removing invasive plant species.

Oct 9, 2023


John Ball Zoo, GVSU partnerships help conserve at-risk species

Funding and field work support helps local, global environment, wildlife.

Nov 15, 2022


The GVSU greenhouse got its day in the sun when the corpse flower bloomed. Learn more about this key campus resource

The Barbara Kindschi Greenhouse supports both teaching and research with an array of carefully tended plants separated into optimal growing environments.

Jul 20, 2022


GVSU in photos, June 2022: Some award-winning photos and a few other favorites from the month

See the photos that caught our eye -- and the eye of judges at the annual University Photographers' Association of America symposium.

Jun 30, 2022



A momentary, smelly sensation: Watch time-lapse video of GVSU's corpse flower opening and closing

Thousands of people have visited the Barbara Kindschi Greenhouse to see the plant.

Apr 21, 2022


GVSU corpse flower blooming for first time; foul smell soon to follow

The greenhouse will have open hours to check out this unusual botanical experience.

Apr 8, 2022


Arboretum offers right setting for field study on feeding habits of prominent feeder songbird, black-capped chickadees

Researchers are studying how the apparent presence of a nearby predator affects chickadees seeking food.

Jan 12, 2022


Acorns aplenty: GVSU botanist explains why the familiar fall underfoot crunch is more pronounced

The abundance is affected both by ecology and the environment, said Tim Evans, professor of biology.

Oct 26, 2021