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From Madagascar to Mississippi: New Scientist Joins the Center

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Research welcomes its newest member, Dr. Shane Abeare, a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Department of Biology. Dr. Abeare came to the University of Mississippi in June to work with the Gulf of Mexico Citizen Science Initiative. This project, led by Center directors Glenn Parsons and Richard Buchholz, aims […]


Center Member’s Project Helps Birds and Farmers

Helping Farms be in Harmony with Nature


Professional Affiliates Publish Review of Dam Effects

July 16, 2021 The red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), better known as “crawfish” when we eat them, is just one of over 600 species of crayfish worldwide. Although crawfish are farmed and harvested in large numbers, and are at no risk of population decline, other crayfish species are not so lucky. Crayfish ecology experts, and […]


The CBCR Welcomes Two New Student Members

July 13, 2021 Ole Miss students with both a love of the outdoors and an interest in science have a choice of several courses in animal and plant ecology that appeal to their passions. Two of those that found their way to the Conservation Biology course of Dr. Glenn Parsons, CBCR Executive Director, have now […]


Honors Student Investigates Anti-Viral Genes in Wild Turkeys

August 5, 2020 The word “virus” is on everybody’s lips these days, but Ben Fry, an undergraduate Biology major at the University of Mississippi was talking about these disease agents well before most of us. Last year, while investigating various research possibilities for his thesis in the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, he became interested […]


Ph.D. Student Affiliate Jordan Heiman Investigating Coral Chimerism

May 18, 2020 My name is Jordan Heiman and I am a PhD student here at the University of Mississippi. For my graduate research, I am investigating coral chimerism in Eilat, Israel on the Red Sea. Chimerism is the occurrence of multiple genotypes of the same species cooccurring in one organism. In corals, this can […]


“Please Help Reduce Single-Use Plastic Pollution” by Madelyn Abbott, Biology Major

April 20, 2020 Please Help Reduce Single-Use Plastic Pollution Madelyn Abbott Center for Biodiversity and Conservation Research Student Affiliate The words, “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” spoken by Mahatma Gandhi, can have substantial power when considering your role within the environment. Now more than ever, people all over the world […]


Dr. Tamar Goulet, International Coral Reef Society Research Fellow…Congrats!!!

March 5, 2020 Dr. Tamar Goulet, Professor of Biology and member of the University of Mississippi Center for Biodiveristy and Conservation Research was recently honored by being selected as an International Coral Reef Society Research Fellow in recognition of scientific achievements in improving our understanding of coral reefs and for service to the Society. Congratulations […]


Botanical Collection at Field Station Focus of Presentation at International Meeting

January 16, 2020 Natural history collections in museums act as historical databases that can reveal changes in the geographical distributions of animal and plant species over time. A recent presentation by Dr. Marge Holland, a Professional Affiliate of the Center for Biodiversity & Conservation Research, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Biology at the […]


New Discovery: Bigger Ponds Aren’t Always Better for Aquatic Insect Species

November 8, 2019 One of the truisms in Nature is that habitat patches in all types of systems – terrestrial, aquatic, marine – vary in size, whether it is host plants for plant-eating insects, prairie remnants for grassland birds, coral reefs for marine fish, or ponds for aquatic insects. In all these systems both average […]