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Nate Kirk named Honors College Professor of the Year

Congratulations to Nate Kirk on being named Honors College Professor of the Year! Nate teaches BI 211H, 212H and 213H Principles of Biology. He also teaches a non-Honors section of BI 21x, as well as some summer courses at the Hatfield Marine Science Center.

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Eddies enhance survival of coral reef fish in sub-tropical waters

Su Sponaugle's latest research, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, illustrates the importance of ocean eddies on the survival of larval fishes.

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Narcisse snake dens a wonder of the natural world

Bob Mason and his graduate students are in a living laboratory of red-sided garter snakes in Narcisse, Manitoba. Their basic scientific research informs applied studies in humans and even in medicine.

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Dams cause trouble for aquatic insects

Dave Lytle and his lab have studied "hydropeaking," which is caused by hydroelectric dams and can affect the life cycles of insects and other animals.

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The Bionic Woman of Good Science

Jane Lubchenco advises the creation of "blue parks" -- fully protected marine reserves -- as one solution to our planet's water woes.

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