Recent News

March 24, 2016

Dr. April Wright was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in biology.

March 22, 2016

It's in clothes, coffee filters, fishnets and more, but over the years, cotton has evolved from its primitive state to what humans know now: white and fluffy. Jonathan Wendel, professor and chair of the department of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, is doing research on the way cotton has evolved.

March 17, 2016

Methane and nitrous oxide emissions that result from human activity make the terrestrial biosphere a net contributor of greenhouse gas emissions, according to a new study published in Nature. - See more at:

March 8, 2016

Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Bill Clark, delivered a presentation on the increasing bobcat populations in Iowa at the Louisa National Wildlife Center on February 27, 2016.  

February 23, 2016

Dr. Lynn Clark was selected to receive the Peter Raven Award for 2016 from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. The Peter Raven Award is given by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists to a plant systematist who has made exceptional efforts at outreach to non-scientists. 

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