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The Animal Physiology students have been hatching chickens this semester.  Here are some of them. They hope your final e...
12/06/2019

The Animal Physiology students have been hatching chickens this semester. Here are some of them. They hope your final exams aren't too fowl.

All current biology majors, alums, and former and retired faculty are welcome to attend our holiday lunch next week.
12/02/2019

All current biology majors, alums, and former and retired faculty are welcome to attend our holiday lunch next week.

The Field Biology Techniques Class has had some fun educational experiences this fall...... from vegetation surveys (not...
11/22/2019

The Field Biology Techniques Class has had some fun educational experiences this fall...... from vegetation surveys (not a favorite lab) to small mammal trapping and handling, to designing a solution for a camera trapping problem, to trapplng and banding hawks, learning how to trap pocket gophers, and assisting on an Eastern Spotted Skunk research project.

Thank you, Biological Sciences Organization, for participating in the 2019 LSUA Trick or Treat street, and congratulatio...
11/13/2019

Thank you, Biological Sciences Organization, for participating in the 2019 LSUA Trick or Treat street, and congratulations for taking home the best booth award!

11/10/2019

The Department of Biological Sciences would like to send heartfelt congratulations to Kellie Floyd for her acceptance to Pharmacy school. We hope she can feel all the pride and happiness surrounding her as she has achieved this hard-earned success.

11/09/2019

The Department of Biological Sciences would like to express its warmest congratulations to Jacob Cutler for his acceptance into medical school. We wish you luck on your next big adventure.

USDA is taking applications for student trainee positions.  You must be a student to get one of these positions.https://...
11/07/2019
Student Trainee (Biological Science)

USDA is taking applications for student trainee positions. You must be a student to get one of these positions.

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/550617900

Positions are being filled under the Pathways Student Internship Authority which is designed to provide students enrolled in a variety of educational institutions, from high school to graduate level, with paid work opportunities in agencies to explore federal careers while in school.

The 3rd annual Biology Halloween Escape Room was another success and this year TWO teams solved all 4 puzzles to escape....
10/31/2019

The 3rd annual Biology Halloween Escape Room was another success and this year TWO teams solved all 4 puzzles to escape. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to all who joined the fun.

Today is the annual Halloween Escape Room.  If you haven't yet signed up, email Dr. Sammons.  Alums are welcome.  No tea...
10/31/2019

Today is the annual Halloween Escape Room. If you haven't yet signed up, email Dr. Sammons. Alums are welcome. No team yet has solved all 4 puzzles to escape. Be the first! You don't have to have a team. Just sign up and we'll match you up.

This week's best find in the field.  Spotted by Avery Lemoine this morning.
10/06/2019

This week's best find in the field. Spotted by Avery Lemoine this morning.

09/23/2019

Congratulations to senior Avery Lemoine who was selected to participate in the Louisiana Wildlife Federations's Conservation Leadership Corps. This is a training program to help students enhance leadership skills and help them better analyze and develop conservation policies. Avery attended her first sessions in Baton Rouge this past weekend and said it was very informative.

06/25/2019

Check out this Biology elective for fall. It should be a little less intense than the typical upper-level biology course.

06/17/2019

Dr. Stumpf is thinking about offering some GRE prep classes for students and alums at no cost. If you would be interested in attending, please email Dr. Stumpf so he has some idea of the interest level.

Let me just add to this that I think he intended this for Biology students and alumns....not a campuswide enrollment. Sorry for any confusion as I've seen this being shared.

05/24/2019

We received notification today that there have been some Agriculture Specialist Positions posted on the LA Careers website. These are in Orleans, Caddo and Franklin Parishes. A BS Biology qualifies you for these positions. Please check out the LA Careers website if interested. If you still need additional information, please message us through this site or contact Dr. Corbat as she has an email and phone # for a person who has more details.

05/11/2019

Congratulations to the May 2019 graduates in Biological Sciences!

Congratulations to our ten May 2019 graduates!  We will miss all of you.
05/11/2019

Congratulations to our ten May 2019 graduates! We will miss all of you.

Congratulations to our ten May 2019 graduates! We will miss all of you.

Congratulations to Saije Cousin, a junior biology major who was crowned Ms. LSUA 2019 this past weekend.  Saije is from ...
05/01/2019

Congratulations to Saije Cousin, a junior biology major who was crowned Ms. LSUA 2019 this past weekend. Saije is from Slidell and is in the Pre-professional concentration in Biology. She is also a member of the LSUA Ambassadors and the Black Organization for Leadership and Success.

04/28/2019

After many years of teaching at LSUA, Ms. Anne Chevalier is retiring at the end of this semester. We are compiling a collection of notes and retirement wishes from current and former students. If you would like to write a note, card, or letter to let her know the impact she had on your learning, or you just want to wish her a happy retirement, please send to Dr. Corbat's lsua email or inbox on Facebook or drop it by the Biology office by May 5th.

THIS IS A SURPRISE, so please don't say anything to her. She's not on FB.

04/27/2019

If any previous graduates or currently graduating seniors are looking for jobs, there are some jobs opening in state government, specifically as sanitarians with LA Dept of Health and with LA Dept of Agriculture and Forestry as Agricultural Specialists. The BS Biology qualifies you for these positions.

Anyone interested please contact Dr. Corbat for more information or go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana .

Congratulations to all the Biology students who presented their research at ScholarDay this week.  Special recognition a...
04/27/2019

Congratulations to all the Biology students who presented their research at ScholarDay this week. Special recognition also goes to Avrie Martello who received the "Best-In-Discipline" medal. We are proud of you all.

Got a reminder today of the wisdom of making students wear snake gaiters while doing field work.  A student walked right...
04/15/2019

Got a reminder today of the wisdom of making students wear snake gaiters while doing field work. A student walked right over this cottonmouth, who got a little annoyed by being jostled.

03/20/2019

Congratulations to Dr. Nathan Sammons who won the Bolton Award for Teaching Excellence tonight! This is LSUA's highest honor in recognition of outstanding teaching. As anyone who has taken his classes can attest, this reward is well deserved.

Congratulations to student Avrie Martello and December graduate Joshua Faulkner for winning the awards for best undergra...
03/19/2019

Congratulations to student Avrie Martello and December graduate Joshua Faulkner for winning the awards for best undergraduate poster presentation in their respective categories at the Louisiana Academy of Sciences Meeting this past Saturday. Avrie's poster, titled "Comparison of Three DNA Extraction Methods for Biological Barcoding", was co-authored by students Brett Lambert and Jacob Cutler, graduate Clifton Johnston, and their mentor, Dr. Christof Stumpf. Avrie presented in the Zoology and Botany category. Josh's poster, co-authored with mentor Dr. Carol Corbat, was on a "New Technique for Increased Individual Recognition of Small Mammals with Camera Trapping." He competed in the Agriculture, Forestry, Wildlife and Environmental Sciences category. December graduate Kimberly Nijoka also had a poster in that category with her mentor, Dr. Corbat on "Use of fluorescent powder to track snakes in a bottomland hardwood forest." Kim's poster was not entered into competition because she is currently working in Nevada and was unable to be present at the meeting.

03/14/2019

We have a student and faculty member doing a study on a particular parasite with eggs that can be found in raccoon feces. They are comparing urban and rural areas. If you live in an urban or suburban area and know where they can collect some raccoon feces, please message us.

Lots of internship and job opportunity announcements at this time of year.  Here's one from Oak Ridge National Labs.
02/19/2019

Lots of internship and job opportunity announcements at this time of year. Here's one from Oak Ridge National Labs.

02/16/2019

Congratulations to faculty members Dr. Zeleke Negatu and Dr. Christof Stumpf, who were promoted to Professor, and to Dr. Nathan Sammons, who was promoted to Associate Professor and tenured. All promotions are effective with the next academic year.

02/05/2019
Our first event for this semester is this Friday, so stop by and get treats at each table.  Please meet at noon in Lab 1...
01/30/2019

Our first event for this semester is this Friday, so stop by and get treats at each table. Please meet at noon in Lab 111 for a few directions on how this will work. Some tables will have games and prizes in addition to treats.

Requires the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads in remote areas.
12/19/2018
Crew Leader: Vegetation Monitoring (AIM) | Various Locations, NM

Requires the ability to drive a 4WD vehicle on unpaved roads in remote areas.

Dec 14 - Conservation Legacy(Bureau of Land Management) hiring Crew Leader: Vegetation Monitoring (AIM) in Various Locations, New Mexico on Conservation Job Board. Discover the latest conservation jobs and internships

12/14/2018

One of our alums was kind enough to pass on some information about Pathways openings in this area. Pathways is a program for students to work for federal agencies and gain experience and training necessary to be considered for employment when they complete degrees. It's a great way to get started if you are interested in employment with a federal agency such as USFS, USDA, etc. See below for more info. Deadline is approaching.

The Pathways announcements has been uploaded to USAjobs. The announcement appears different because all USDA agencies’ vacancies are being posted together. Louisiana will be hiring for certain grades and locations - not for all of the grades and locations listed in the announcements.

NOTE: The announcements include cutoff dates for applications. Even though the announcements are opened through January 18, 2018, applications will be pulled at selected times to begin filling the vacancies. The first cut off date is December9, 2018.

STUDENT TRAINEE (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE)
USDA/NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Open & closing dates: 12/03/2018 to 01/18/2019
Salary: $26,587 to $38,798 per year (includes locality)
Pay scale & grade: GS-3-4
Series: GS-0499
Appointment type: Excepted Appoitment NTE 6 months with extension options
Job announcement number: ONEUSDA-19-0499-S
Multiple Locations: You will see counties and cities listed under locations: There are only four (4) vacancy locations to be filled through this announcement for Louisiana. They are:

Ouachita County-----------Monroe, LA
Rapides County------------ Alexandria, LA
Livingston County--------- Denham Springs, LA
Avoyelles County----------Marksville, LA

Refer to the vacancy announcement at usajobs for detailed information and how to apply.

STUDENT TRAINEE (BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE)
USDA/NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE

Open & closing dates: 12/03/2018 to 01/18/2019
Salary: $26,587 to $38,798 per year (includes locality)
Pay scale & grade: GS-3-4
Series: GS-0499
Appointment type: Excepted Appoitment NTE 6 months with extension options
Job announcement number: ONEUSDA-19-1199-S
Multiple Locations: You will see counties and cities listed under locations: There are only four (4) vacancy locations to be filled through this announcement for Louisiana. They are:

Grant County----------------------Colfax, LA
Beauregard County--------------DeRidder, LA
St. Landry County----------------Opelousas, LA
Madison County-----------------Tallulah, LA

Refer to the vacancy announcement at usajobs for detailed information and how to apply.

The Department of Biological Sciences congratulates its December 2018 graduates - Dalton Davis, Joshua Faulkner, Brandon...
12/13/2018

The Department of Biological Sciences congratulates its December 2018 graduates - Dalton Davis, Joshua Faulkner, Brandon Hobbs, Sarah Looper, and Kimberly Nijoka. We will miss all of you, but we are proud of you and know you will have bright futures.

Internship opportunity on Nantucket Island for someone interested in biodiversity and collections.
12/08/2018
Natural Science Museum Internship Summer 2019 | Nantucket, MA

Internship opportunity on Nantucket Island for someone interested in biodiversity and collections.

Dec 04 - Maria Mitchell Association hiring Natural Science Museum Internship Summer 2019 in Nantucket, Massachusetts on Conservation Job Board. Discover the latest conservation jobs and internships

LSU Alexandria
12/07/2018

LSU Alexandria

Undergraduate research presentations in biology took place on campus this week. Jacob Cutler was one of five students that completed the oral presentation portion of the UGR class. LSUA Department of Biological Sciences

12/03/2018

The Department of Biological Sciences congratulates current student Vibhuti Luther and alumna Aden Ardoin on being accepted into Dental School at LSUHSC New Orleans! We are very proud of both of you and know you will do well!

12/01/2018

The Department of Biological Sciences invites all Biology majors and alums to our annual Holiday Luncheon and Finals Food on Monday December 3rd. Faculty will be providing food. This will be from 11-1 in SCI 107. Drop in anytime between finals. This is substantial food, not just snacks. Please stop by and join us. Food contributions are welcome too...drop them off at SCI 107 that morning.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Whooping Cranes
12/01/2018

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries - Whooping Cranes

General population update! Maximum size of the Louisiana non-migratory population of Whooping Cranes currently stands at 63 individuals (28 males, 33 females and 2 unknown). Distribution includes 54 cranes in Louisiana, 8 in Texas and 1 in Arkansas. The twelve juveniles that are currently at the Rockefeller release pen will be added to the total after release.

Photo: Pair L2-12 & L12-14 with male L26-16 and yearlings LW3-17, L8-17, L12-17, L13-17, L17-17, L19-17, L20-17 & L21-17 in Vermilion Parish, 26 November.

A huge thank you to the LSUA Foundation for our first real field vehicles for the department !
11/27/2018

A huge thank you to the LSUA Foundation for our first real field vehicles for the department !

Congratulations to Dr. Carol Corbat and the Department of Biological Sciences on their new rides! The SUV and the UTV will both be used for scientific field trips throughout Louisiana and neighboring states.
This was made possible thanks to a generous gift from the Mulder estate and the LSUA Foundation was able to make this gift a reality.

US Fish & Wildlife Service is about to open some jobs.  I wasn't able to figure out how to post the whole document, so p...
11/19/2018

US Fish & Wildlife Service is about to open some jobs. I wasn't able to figure out how to post the whole document, so please email Dr. Corbat if you would like a copy.

The prettiest fall colors on campus are at the Science Pond.
11/18/2018

The prettiest fall colors on campus are at the Science Pond.

Our second Halloween Escape Room was a lot of fun, even though once again, no one escaped.  Feel free to tag yourselves ...
10/27/2018

Our second Halloween Escape Room was a lot of fun, even though once again, no one escaped. Feel free to tag yourselves in photos.

Our second Halloween Escape Room was a lot of fun, even though once again, no one escaped. Feel free to tag yourselves in photos.

Don't forget to register your team by emailing a list of your participants to:  nsammons@lsua.edu
10/16/2018

Don't forget to register your team by emailing a list of your participants to: [email protected]

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry is seeking qualified applicants for an Agricultural Environmental Spe...
09/23/2018
Find a Job! | State of Louisiana Current Job Opportunities

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry is seeking qualified applicants for an Agricultural Environmental Specialist I, II, III position. All qualified applicants interested in a career opportunity in the inspection, compliance assistance and regulation of agriculture pesticide, seed, fertilizer and horticulture green industries are encouraged to apply. The position is domiciled in Pointe Coupee Parish but will be required to perform work duties in Iberville, Pointe Coupee and West Baton Rouge parishes.

Interested applicants should contact Kiara Moore by e-mail [email protected] or by telephone at (225) 952-8096.

The position is posted on the LA Careers website. For more information, go to: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/louisiana?department[0]=DAF-Agriculture%20and%20Forestry&sort=PositionTitle%7CAscending

It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. Applications may be rejected if incomplete. Resumes WILL NOT be accepted in lieu of a completed application.  Applicants are responsible for checking the status of their applications to determine where...

09/14/2018

Our Halloween Escape Room will be on October 26th this year. Get your teams together! Any alums who would like to participate on a team, we can definitely use you. Message us here or email Dr. Sammons or Dr. Corbat.

09/12/2018

BSO Meeting today at 12:15 in SCI 212. Bring your lunch if you need to eat at that time.

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LSUA Biology student research: Discovered an alarming Health issue that can potentially change the way we handle some animals like Raccoons. These animals are mostly infected with raccoon round worms (Baylisascaris procyonis). The parasite can also infect human and that is a red flag in several states including Louisiana. Our student research will have a positive impact on the safety of our environment/community, State, Nation and everyone around the world.
Here is the flyer for the Darwin Day event on Thursday.
Darwin Day is coming up. This Thursday, Zack Kopplin will talk about the LA Science Education Act at 5:30pm at the AMA, and on Friday, kids will dig for fossils on campus starting at 9:00am.
Darwin Day is coming up. Activities are planned for Thursday, 5:30pm, AMA, and Friday, 9:00am, on campus. They include a presentation by Zack Kopplin on the Louisiana Science Education Act on Thursday and kids digging for fossils on Friday.
Congratulations to Michael Smilie who got 2 out of 3 answers correct on the vertebrate quiz at the mixer on Friday. Michael also came closest to guessing the tie breaker. You'll get your prize later this week, Michael. Your colleagues can try to convince you to share with them. For those who wanted the correct answers: They are 1) drum (the fish) jaw 2) raccoon baculum 3) turkey beard Tie breaker: 537 water oak acorns in the jar
Dr. Marshall was having a great time at the Valentine Carnival! Correctly identifying bird calls netted you a beautiful red rose!
Had some fun solving some brain teasers with my science peers at our BSO Valentines mixer! Big thanks to the Biology department!
Job opening for botany/entomology interests: Ph.D. positions are available in the Holeski Lab (http://www.holeskilab.weebly.com), Dept. of Biological Sciences at Northern Arizona University. Research in the lab broadly focuses on the evolution, genetics, and ecology of plant-herbivore interactions within Mimulus (monkeyflower) species. The graduate students will use a variety of greenhouse, laboratory, and field-based approaches to investigate the genetics and phenotypic plasticity of plant morphological and chemical traits that influence plant-herbivore interactions. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Liza Holeski ([email protected]) by October 20th, 2018. Please include a C.V. and a brief description of your background and research interests. Qualified Ph.D. applicants who apply by December 2018 may be eligible for the NAU Presidential Fellowship Program, which provides a significant boost to graduate stipends and additional research funding. Information on Biology graduate programs at NAU is available here. Northern Arizona University is a comprehensive public institution located in beautiful Flagstaff, AZ (population 65,000; elevation 7000ft) on the southern Colorado Plateau, adjacent to mountains, deserts, and the Grand Canyon.
Hey everyone!! I need some HELP!!! If you graduated ( from LSUA I need you to email your updated info! Name/address/major/year of graduation/email. If your name was different when you were a student let me know that too! Please help me out!! Send to [email protected]; subject line can be UPDATED INFO! Please tell everyone you KNOW!!