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Vertebrate Behavioral Ecologist Position

The Department of Biological Sciences at Eastern Kentucky University is accepting applications for a tenure-track, 9-month appointment to begin August 15, 2016. Teaching responsibilities will include courses in the department's undergraduate biology and graduate degree (MS) program.

Student winners in research presentations at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences meeting

Kentucky Academy of Sciences logo

Three undergraduate students in the Department of Biological Sciences won awards at this year’s annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences, with an additional three current or former students as co-authors! In addition, one of our graduate students won an award as well. Be sure to congratulate them on a job well done!

Undergraduate students

Summer 2016 Field Courses

This summer (2016), the Department of Biological Sciences and Division of Natural Areas will be offering four field-based courses primarily out of Maywoods Environmental and Educational LaboratoryStudents will be allowed to reside in the lodge at Maywoods during each course free o

Dr. Frederick wins the "Lauren Schaaf Memorial Award" for outstanding lifetime contributions to wildlife conservation!

Dr. Frederick with Greg Johnson and Sara Ash

The Kentucky Chapter of The Wildlife Society (KY TWS) recently awarded Dr. Robert Frederick, chair of the Department of Biological Sciences, with the 2015 Lauren E. Schaaf Memorial Award. This award recognizes a professional biologist in Kentucky who has made outstanding contributions to wildlife conservation and management. The award is named in honor of Lauren E.

Chautauqua Talk by Dr. Jack Gilbert on Sept 24th

Dr. Jack Gilbert

Please mark your calendar for Dr. Jack Gilbert’s talk on the Microbiome on Sept 24, as part of the Chautauqua Lecture series.  The talk will be a ‘TED’ style talk entitled What If We Can Use Bacteria to Make Hospitals Heathier? The Invisible Influence of the Microbiome.  Dr.

BIOS Peer Mentoring Center Opens August 31 For Fall 2015 Tutoring

Preparing for an exam at the BIOS Peer Mentoring Center

Free tutoring is available for all Biological Sciences courses through the BIOS Peer Mentoring Center, located in Memorial Science B14. Beginning Monday, August 31, 2015, students who have excelled in many of our courses in recent semesters will be on hand to help you.

Outstanding students recieve awards at BIOS Honors Day

2015 outstanding student honorees

Several high-achieving students were recently honored with the following awards:

Congratulations to several graduate students for research funding

Graduate students in Richter lab

Congratulations to John Bourne, Kari Dupler, and Audrey McTaggart, who were recently awarded grants to support their Master’s thesis research focused on amphibians in streams and wetlands. John received a $3650 grant from the Kentucky Water Resources Research Institute to support his research of the effects of mountaintop mining on amphibian and macroinvertebrate communities.

Prescribed fire training in action

Becky Bloomfield participates in a prescribed burn at Shaker Village.

Students from the EKU Wildlife Management program recently completed training to work on prescribed fires, and are now volunteering across the state to gain valuable field experience.

Student winners in research presentations at the Kentucky Academy of Sciences meeting

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Four students in the Department of Biological Sciences won awards at this year’s annual meeting of the Kentucky Academy of Sciences. There were separate awards for graduate and undergraduate students within their sections. Be sure to congratulate them on a job well done!

Undergraduate students

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