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Jul / 14 / 2017 admin

The West’s Newest Bird Species has a Beak Like a Crowbar

A recently discovered species of crossbill already faces extinction.

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Jul / 10 / 2017 admin

New Genus of Plants Named After UW Botany Professor

University of Wyoming botany Professor Greg Brown has added a new honor to his list of achievements: A new genus of plants has been named after him.

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Jun / 28 / 2017 admin

UW’s Hubert and Rahel Named to Inaugural Class of American Fisheries Society Fellows

Wayne Hubert, emeritus professor, and Frank Rahel, professor, both in the University of Wyoming Department of Zoology and Physiology, were named as fellows of the American Fisheries Society (AFS) at the society’s recent meeting in Portland, Ore.

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Feb / 10 / 2017 admin

UW Researcher Helps Solve Fish Evolution Mystery

A University of Wyoming researcher is part of an international team that has discovered how more than 700 species of fish have evolved in East Africa’s Lake Victoria region over the past 150,000 years.

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Sep / 29 / 2016 admin

Recently Discovered Population Of Finch May Be Distinct Enough To Merit Designation As Its Own Species

Finding new bird species in the continental United States is a rare event. But a recently discovered population of finch in southern Idaho may be distinct enough to merit designation as its own species, according to a genomic study. The finch, a type of red crossbill called the South Hills crossbill, is found on only two small mountain ranges where its predation on lodgepole pine seeds has led to the evolution of enhanced seed defenses.

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Jan / 19 / 2016 admin

Citizen Scientists Gather in Lander

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation was a silver-level sponsor of the first ever Wyoming Citizen Science Conference earlier this month. The following is an excerpt from their December newsletter where they wrote about their participation in the conference and citizen science in the state.

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Nov / 16 / 2015 admin

The Biodiversity Institute Awards Five Outstanding Research Proposals and a Total of $160,000

The Biodiversity Institute Awards Five Outstanding Research Proposals and a Total of $160,000

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Nov / 13 / 2015 admin

Arthur Middleton and Joe Riis, Nominated for National Geographics "Adventurers of the Year"

VIDEO - Winners of the Camp Monaco Prize for Yellowstone Biodiversity Research and Public Education, Arthur Middleton and Joe Riis, Nominated for National Geo Graphics "Adventurers of the Year".

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Nov / 12 / 2015 admin

Nat Geo - Can We Save These Rare Toads From Extinction?

VIDEO - At one time there was only one known Wyoming toad in the wild. Once a frequent sight on the Wyoming plains, the toad had nearly become extinct after a sharp decrease in population in the late 1970s.


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