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And speaking of Little Traverse Conservancy, three cheers for LTC and their partners for protecting over 136,000 acres o...
07/14/2020
Thanks to Northern Michigan Conservancies, 136,000+ Total Acres Protected (And Counting!)

And speaking of Little Traverse Conservancy, three cheers for LTC and their partners for protecting over 136,000 acres of pristine northern Michigan terrain.

This article in Traverse Magazine specifically references LTC and UMBS's joint effort to save the rare and precious old-growth Chaboiganing Nature Preserve and Indian Point Memorial Forest just south of the main UMBS campus. https://mynorth.com/2020/07/northern-michigan-conservancies-136000-acres-protected/

We're taking a look at the incredible work done by Northern Michigan conservancies, which combined have preserved more than 136,000 acres across the North.

Northern Michigan neighbors: get outside and ID some flora and fauna through the Little Traverse Conservancy BioBlitz! T...
07/14/2020
BioBlitz

Northern Michigan neighbors: get outside and ID some flora and fauna through the Little Traverse Conservancy BioBlitz! Through July 17.

"We value documenting what creatures are living on and using our lands through iNaturalist, an online, crowd sourced species identification system. Some of our preserves have very few iNaturalist observations, so we challenge you to explore those lands and help us build more observations of biodiversity. Prizes will be awarded for the most species of flora or fauna on iNaturalist at the end of the week."

Instructions here: https://landtrust.org/bioblitz/

The Celebration of Biodiversity BioBlitz OUR SOLUTIONS ARE IN NATURE 2020 is a defining year for biodiversity and has been called the Biodiversity Super Year. People are working together around the world to help protect biodiversity , and you can

An all-camp photo for the ages. Cheers to our low population of staff and researchers carrying the Bug Camp mantle this ...
07/10/2020

An all-camp photo for the ages.

Cheers to our low population of staff and researchers carrying the Bug Camp mantle this (strange) summer. We miss you, students!

If you missed Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's Pettingill Endowed Lecture in Natural History, we invite you to check out the ful...
07/08/2020
VIDEO: Pettingill Endowed Lecture in Natural History, UMBS virtual Summer Lecture Series | U-M LSA University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)

If you missed Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's Pettingill Endowed Lecture in Natural History, we invite you to check out the full video recording below. You won't regret it.

Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician, activist, national child welfare advocate, public health crusader, and proud UMBS alumna - discusses her formative experience at "Bug Camp" and the events leading up to her discovery of one of the most emblematic public health disasters of our time: the Flint water crisis.

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https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/news-events/all-news/search-news/video--pettingill-endowed-lecture-in-natural-history--umbs-virtu.html

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha discusses her time at "Bug Camp", career in medicine, and shocking discovery of the Flint water crisis.

07/07/2020
University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts

Shout out to the amazing Sarah Bonello - UMBS alumna, teaching assistant for Natural History & Evolution, and COAUTHOR of this paper on some very clever wasps.

“It is surprising that wasps can observe and remember a complex network of social interactions between individuals without directly interacting with them,” said Elizabeth Tibbetts, a professor at the University of Michigan Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. myumi.ch/2DzlM

Did you miss Tuesday's Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology?Well, you're in luck! Check out this brief summary and full v...
07/02/2020
VIDEO: Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology, UMBS virtual Summer Lecture Series | U-M LSA University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)

Did you miss Tuesday's Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology?

Well, you're in luck! Check out this brief summary and full video from Dr. Patricia Brennan's unique, exciting, and sometimes scandalizing lecture, Genital Evolution in Birds: Losing the Pen*s & Winning the Battle.

https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/news-events/all-news/search-news/video--hann-endowed-lecture-in-ornithology--umbs-virtual-summer-.html

Dr. Patricia Brennan discusses behavioral, physiological, and morphological aspects of sexual reproduction - and the importance of basic science.

TONIGHT, 7pm EST: Dr. Patricia Brennan delivers what's sure to be a memorable Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology: "Geni...
06/30/2020
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TONIGHT, 7pm EST: Dr. Patricia Brennan delivers what's sure to be a memorable Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology: "Genital Evolution in Birds: Losing the Pen*s and Winning the Battle."

We're so excited. Info here: https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/news-events/all-events.detail.html/74976-19118434.html

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Don't miss next Tuesday's (6/30) *virtual* Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology, 7PM EST:Dr. Patricia Brennan, evolutiona...
06/25/2020
UMBS Summer Lecture Series: Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology | Happening @ Michigan

Don't miss next Tuesday's (6/30) *virtual* Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology, 7PM EST:

Dr. Patricia Brennan, evolutionary biologist and vocal advocate for the importance of adventurous science, will give this year's Hann Lecture, titled "Genital Evolution in Birds: Losing the Pen*s and Winning the Battle."

An evolutionary arms race is playing out in the complex genitalia of waterfowl, with some species having extremely exaggerated genitalia. One possible resolution of such conflict is disarmament, and Dr. Brennan will discuss how the avian pen*s loss may have been driven by female choice for increased sexual autonomy, giving females the upper hand in the reproductive battle.

https://events.umich.edu/event/74976

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Reminder that tickets to watch PICTURE A SCIENTIST, a film by Bug Camp alumna Sharon Shattuck and collaborator Ian Chene...
06/17/2020
Picture a Scientist

Reminder that tickets to watch PICTURE A SCIENTIST, a film by Bug Camp alumna Sharon Shattuck and collaborator Ian Cheney, are now available, and the live discussion with directors + three star scientists is tonight at 8 PM ET!

Folks can watch the film and find the link to the live discussion here: www.pictureascientist.com.

"PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment to years of subtle slights. Along the way, from cramped laboratories to spectacular field stations, we encounter scientific luminaries - including social scientists, neuroscientists, and psychologists - who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all."

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment...

Academic courses are remote, but data collection at remote weather stations courses on! Yesterday, UMBS staff and resear...
06/17/2020

Academic courses are remote, but data collection at remote weather stations courses on! Yesterday, UMBS staff and researchers crossed North Fishtail Bay to make sure this data logger was accurately recording wind, rainfall, temperature, and other weather parameters.

BIG NEWS FROM UMBS: We're thrilled to announce the appointment of our incoming Director, Dr. Aimée Classen. Dr. Classen ...
06/11/2020
ANNOUNCING: UMBS welcomes incoming Director Dr. Aimée Classen | U-M LSA University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)

BIG NEWS FROM UMBS:

We're thrilled to announce the appointment of our incoming Director, Dr. Aimée Classen. Dr. Classen will hold a joint position in the University of Michigan Ecology and Evolutionary Biology department, and will begin her tenure at the end of this summer.

Please read on for words of welcome from longtime Director, Knute Nadelhoffer, and LSA Dean, Anne Curzan.

https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/news-events/all-news/search-news/announcing--umbs-welcomes-new-director-dr--aimee-classen.html

Renowned scholar, teacher to assume directorship at end of summer 2020.

This just in: Photos from February's AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science annual ceremony, dur...
06/10/2020

This just in: Photos from February's AAAS - The American Association for the Advancement of Science annual ceremony, during which UMBS Director Knute Nadelhoffer was named as a AAAS Fellow. A huge honor - WE ARE PROUD!

Dr. Nadelhoffer is pictured with Dr. Steven Chu, AAAS President and former U.S. Secretary of Energy.

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On June 12th (virtual theatrical release): PICTURE A SCIENTIST, a new independent film about gender bias and sexual hara...
06/08/2020
Picture a Scientist

On June 12th (virtual theatrical release):

PICTURE A SCIENTIST, a new independent film about gender bias and sexual harassment against women scientists from award-winning directors Ian Cheney and *BUG CAMP ALUMNA* Sharon Shattuck. Watch it here: https://www.pictureascientist.com/.

Picture A Scientist Film #ScienceonScreen #WomeinSTEM

PICTURE A SCIENTIST chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. Biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, ranging from brutal harassment...

An important message from UMBS Director Knute Nadelhoffer. We stand in solidarity with the black community. Unequivocall...
06/02/2020

An important message from UMBS Director Knute Nadelhoffer. We stand in solidarity with the black community. Unequivocally, Black Lives Matter.

"If nothing else, we need to accept that the individual choices we make now will accumulate into collective outcomes lat...
05/26/2020
It's all in the delivery

"If nothing else, we need to accept that the individual choices we make now will accumulate into collective outcomes later. Therefore, informed, evidence-based decisions by individuals do matter."

Our recent UMBS endowed lecturer, Dr. Richard B. Rood, offers a thorough and thought-provoking take on rejecting "false choices" regarding COVID-19, climate change, and other complex problems. Check it out.

https://michigantoday.umich.edu/2020/05/21/its-all-in-the-delivery/

Ricky Rood subscribes to the theory that ‘it’s all in the delivery’ as he frames approaches to climate change problem-solving.

In case you missed it: VIDEO (plus short summary) of Dr. Richard B. Rood's talk, "Framing Approaches to Climate Change P...
05/18/2020
VIDEO: UMBS virtual Summer Lecture Series kicks off with climate change problem solving | U-M LSA University of Michigan Biological Station (UMBS)

In case you missed it: VIDEO (plus short summary) of Dr. Richard B. Rood's talk, "Framing Approaches to Climate Change Problem Solving" is now available on our website. An interesting Q&A session follows.

Mark your calendars for the next installment in the UMBS Summer Lecture Series: The Hann Endowed Lecture in Ornithology (Dr. Patricia Brennan) on June 30.

University of Michigan - Climate & Space

https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/news-events/all-news/search-news/umbs-virtual-summer-lecture-series-kicks-off-with-climate-change.html

Distinguished U-M Climate and Space and Engineering professor Dr. Richard B. Rood navigates the frameworks and value systems through which we approach the climate crisis.

For your art + science fix: Get a whiff of interdisciplinary artist Jean Brennan's project on scent, forest succession, ...
05/13/2020
Pratt Institute | Research Open House | School of Design | Out of Thin Air: Using Scent to Talk about Forest Succession and Atmospheric Science

For your art + science fix: Get a whiff of interdisciplinary artist Jean Brennan's project on scent, forest succession, and atmospheric science - developed in conversation with UMBS faculty experts.

https://www.pratt.edu/researchopenhouse/school-of-design/out-of-thin-air-using-scent-to-talk-about-forest-succession-and-atmospheric/

Forests pre-logging smelled different from today's forests, and that smell is ever-changing as forest succession and climate change march on. This research uses essential oils from fragrant plant species to map forest succession in Prospect Park, Brooklyn—from old-growth to current and future scen...

This THURSDAY at 7pm - The UMBS *virtual* Summer Lecture Series kicks off with Dr. Richard Rood's "Framing Approaches to...
05/12/2020
U-M Biological Station Summer Lecture Series: Framing Approaches to Climate Change Problem Solving | Happening @ Michigan

This THURSDAY at 7pm - The UMBS *virtual* Summer Lecture Series kicks off with Dr. Richard Rood's "Framing Approaches to Climate Change Problem Solving." Tune in! Q&A to follow.

This talk highlights the biggest challenges of climate change, and the interdisciplinary work and behavioral changes required for navigating these challenges.

University of Michigan - Climate & Space

https://events.umich.edu/event/74560

From the deepest kettle to the top of the Ameriflux tower, a resounding congratulations to all 2020 U-M graduates - espe...
05/04/2020
SEAS Commencement 2020 | University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability

From the deepest kettle to the top of the Ameriflux tower, a resounding congratulations to all 2020 U-M graduates - especially our beloved UMBS alumni.

Sharing video messages from UM Program in the Environment and University of Michigan School for Environment and Sustainability. Get a load of all the UMBS shout outs from PitE graduates!

Tune in at minute 14 of the SEAS commencement speeches for a word from UMBS superstar student + TA Ashley Mark. Her first summer at UMBS changed everything. We're so lucky she came back for another (and another...).

Hats off to all. Forever Go Blue! And may the road lead you back to Douglas Lake.

https://seas.umich.edu/commencement-2020

Extra! Extra! The (usually) UMBS-based GLACE program is prominently featured in the spring 2020 issue of University of M...
04/24/2020
Learning on the Lake | U-M LSA U-M College of LSA

Extra! Extra! The (usually) UMBS-based GLACE program is prominently featured in the spring 2020 issue of University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts magazine.

Sold on self-/place-/people-centric humanities? Good news: GLACE is running ONLINE this spring. Undergrads, it's not too late to apply! https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/courses/glace---great-lakes-arts--cultures--and-environments.html

https://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/news-events/all-news/search-news/learning-on-the-lake.html

A new LSA program connects students to the culture, history, and language of the Great Lakes.

Ramadan Mubarak! This evening marks the first day of Ramadan, a time of spiritual reflection for Muslims all over the wo...
04/23/2020

Ramadan Mubarak! This evening marks the first day of Ramadan, a time of spiritual reflection for Muslims all over the world.

This photo from last spring shows UMBS staff and faculty enjoying a delicious Iftar meal in a colleague's cabin. Thinking of our Muslim friends and followers today. https://sites.google.com/umich.edu/umich-ramadan

Here's an Earth Day event we're particularly excited about. UMBS Research Assistant Brooke Propson is virtually presenti...
04/22/2020

Here's an Earth Day event we're particularly excited about. UMBS Research Assistant Brooke Propson is virtually presenting her poster on the UMBS-based Adaptive Aspen Management Experiment (AAME) as part of the University of Massachusetts, Boston School for the Environment’s annual Earth Day Symposium.

Brooke was an REU student there in 2018, and is currently working with Associate Research Scientist Dr. Luke Nave at UMBS.

Register for Brooke's poster session here: https://umassboston.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WCEYj_lAQeWesqxn2yBc1g

The AAME poster will be featured during the third session today, from 2-3:15pm. Once you register, you'll receive a unique link that will allow you to attend Brooke's lightning talk/poster introduction at 2:15, plus view the entire poster gallery at any time. Additionally, if you view/attend during the session time, Brooke's poster will have a link in the bottom right corner where you can join her in a shared-screen Zoom meeting to ask questions and talk about the poster.

"O great wide beautiful wonderful World,With the wonderful waters around you curled,And the beautiful grass upon your br...
04/22/2020

"O great wide beautiful wonderful World,
With the wonderful waters around you curled,
And the beautiful grass upon your breast,
O World, you are beautifully dressed."

HAPPY EARTH DAY, from Pellston, Ann Arbor, between, and beyond. Photo from Mud Lake Bog, a favorite research site near UMBS.

Though we can't celebrate in person, you can read about the first Earth Day at U-M, 50 years ago today. And then perhaps go for a walk.
https://earthday.umich.edu/

Natural History & Evolution (EEB 392) - running this summer - lends itself particularly well to an online format. We're ...
04/21/2020

Natural History & Evolution (EEB 392) - running this summer - lends itself particularly well to an online format. We're in need of more students to make it happen!

You'll focus on evolution as reflected in the natural history of organisms, including the flora and fauna in your local area. Heavy on evolutionary theory and mechanisms, learn about evolution across a range of timescales and levels of organization. Animal behavior, population genetics, game theory, and molecular evolution - OH MY!

Check it out & apply today. https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/courses/natural-history-and-evolution-eeb-392.html

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This spring and summer: Virtual UMBS classes. Wherever you are.Check out our 2020 online course offerings. Fulfill LSA r...
04/15/2020

This spring and summer: Virtual UMBS classes. Wherever you are.

Check out our 2020 online course offerings. Fulfill LSA requirements like Practical Experience, Upper-Level Writing, and Biodiversity. Get to know your faculty and peers. Gain valuable research experience.

Scholarships available! APPLY BY THIS FRIDAY (April 17th) to help us streamline the financial aid and registration process.

More here: https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/courses.html
And here: https://lsa.umich.edu/umbs/students/information-about-covid-19-and-umbs.html

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I found this July 4, 1977 Program. I don't remember who won what, but I do remember it was big fun!
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Michigan Sailing Club members enjoyed a frosty MLK weekend at UMBS and our 3rd annual Ice Festival. Hope others enjoy our art works!
I live in Kincheloe MI. I have been to the Osborn preserve many time in the past 30 or so years. I hiked out there this weak. I have never seen the buildings and surrounding paths look so bad. The place is an overgrown mess. I past years it was always taken care of. This year I could not even find the Governor's grave marker. Please tell me if this is how he would have wanted it.
I live in Kincheloe MI. I have been to the Osborn preserve many time in the past 30 or so years. I hiked out there this weak. I have never seen the buildings and surrounding paths look so bad. The place is an overgrown mess. I past years it was always taken care of. This year I could not even find the Governor's grave marker. Please tell me if this is how he would have wanted it. What were his intentions for this area?
19 members of the Michigan Sailing Club are enjoying ice boating on Douglas Lake this weekend! https://www.facebook.com/MichiganSailingClub/
Here is a photo from 1981 at bug camp. The four of us were biology teaching assistants at Eastern Michigan University. I and Sue were attending bug camp and Cindy and Mary came up to visit us.
Operation Wallacea is coming to the University of Michigan! Join us on Monday November 6th from 10-11am in 1160 USB!! Dr. Justin Hines of the field research organization Operation Wallacea will be giving a presentation about the opportunities available for students during the summer of 2018. Come hear about how you can make next summer more exciting while enhancing your career potential and gaining hands-on field experience! You could be studying nocturnal lemur ecology and chameleons in Madagascar, surveying biodiversity of the river valleys and Adriatic Islands in Croatia, trekking through the rainforests of Honduras, diving some of the most diverse coral reefs in Indonesia, completing macaw point-counts while floating down the Peruvian Amazon, monitoring elephant populations in South Africa, and much more! We have a huge range of research projects and thesis projects available for the summer of 2018, and are excited to introduce a NEW research site opening in Tanzania and Malawi! And remember, if you are a past volunteer, you get a 5% discount on your next expedition! Come out to the presentation to hear all about our new projects and how you can become involved. If you can’t make it to the presentation, feel free to reply to this email with questions, or check us out online at www.opwall.com! Hope to see you and your friends there! :)
Heads up current students, a work-study position is available in the mammalogy collection at UMMZ. Here's the link for the position: https://studentemployment.umich.edu/jobxJobdetailPrint.aspx?JobId=8168&win=True Dr. Thompson is great to work with. If you enjoyed Field Mammalogy or Animal Behavior at UMBS, you should consider it!