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Fossil of Early Mammal Discovered, 125 Million Years Old

Shundong Bi, Biology Department, and coauthors published an article in Scientific Reports describing a new genus and species of symmetrodont mammal from Lower Cretaceous Yixian Formation of China.

Posted on 5/27/2016 10:43:38 AM

Simmons Presents at Integrated Tick Management Symposium in D.C. and Visits Capitol Hill

Biology Professor Tom Simmons presented a poster on “Forest fragmentation, deer density, and Lyme disease risk in the Allegheny National Forest: A small mammal perspective” at the Integrated Tick Management Symposium: Solving America’s Tick-Borne Disease Problem, held from May 16 to 17 in Washington, D.C.

Posted on 5/19/2016 5:36:30 PM

Biology Faculty Recognized for Achievements in Scholarship

Biology faculty members were recognized for their achievements in scholarship at a dinner hosted by IUP President Michael Driscoll on May 5, 2016.

Posted on 5/11/2016 9:45:03 AM

Janetski, Travis, and Townsend Receive 2016 Pennsylvania Environmental Education Grant

Erin Janetski, biology MS student; Holly Travis, biology associate professor; and Josiah Townsend, biology assistant professor, were recently awarded an environmental education grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

Posted on 5/9/2016 10:28:20 AM

Simmons Coauthors Review Article on Mosquito Parasites

IUP Biology professor Tom Simmons and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection entomologist Mike Hutchinson coauthored the article, “A Critical Review of All Known Published Records for Water Mite (Acari: Hydrachnidiae) and Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Parasitic Associations From 1975 to Present,” published in the Journal of Medical Entomology on April 25, 2016.

Posted on 5/2/2016 2:22:45 PM

Biology Students Participate in State, Regional, and Local Conferences and Research Forums

Here is a list of undergraduate and graduate biology students who have participated in state, regional, and local meetings and won awards at those meetings in the spring 2016 semester.

Posted on 4/26/2016 3:12:46 PM

IUP Tick Team Presents Seminar for Evergreen Conservancy

Biology students Austin Edwards, Rebecca Kruise, Victoria Stone, Shannon Tepe, and Emily Welch, and faculty members Anne and Tom Simmons, presented a blacklegged tick and Lyme disease seminar for the Evergreen Conservancy at Blue Spruce County Park on April 15, 2016.

Posted on 4/19/2016 2:55:42 PM

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