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2017

Dodds receives Society for Freshwater Science Award of Excellence

Going viral: Biology student to use national fellowship to study baculovirus

Ecologist team finds leaf litter has slower decomposition rate in warm temperatures than previously estimated

Kansas State University continues to lead effort to battle citrus greening

Undergraduate students study yeast ribosomes to reveal a fundamental process of cancer formation

Goldwater Foundation recognizes four Kansas State University students, undergraduate researchers

Ten graduate students earn scholarships at campuswide research forum

Six Kansas State University educators receive Presidential Awards for outstanding work

Doctoral student's research on 'good' virus may one day help with treating bad diseases

Doctoral student's research looks at cause of neurodegenerative disease

K-State students honored for bioscience research posters, presentations at annual K-INBRE symposium

Konza Prairie Biological Station director discusses why preserving prairies is vital to world

Rollie J. Clem receives statewide mentoring award

Study of Arctic shrews, parasites indicates how climate change may affect ecosystems and communities

2016

Feathered fathers and mothers have diverse parenting arrangements, according to research in Nature

Ecologists publish research on soil's potential to increase the Earth's CO2

Biologists win national publication award from The Wildlife Society

Three doctoral students earn 2016 University Distinguished Professors Graduate Student Awards

Division of Biology researchers awarded U.S. Department of Education Grant

Researchers awarded grant to develop microfabricated device for the rapid discovery of bacterial interactions

Dodds named inaugural fellow of the Society for Freshwater Science

National Science Foundation supports research on the effects of climate variation on tropical birds

Ecologists advise an increase in prescribed grassland burning to maintain ecosystem, livelihood

Environmental educator shares five facts about bison, the new US national mammal

Pond scum and the gene pool: One critical gene in green algae responsible for multicellular evolution, understanding of cancer origin

Biologists find key to myxoma virus/rabbit coevolution

Biology graduate student receives prestigious postdoctoral fellowship

Kansas State University faculty member selected for the National Science Foundation's Rotator program

Genetics help fish thrive in toxic environments, collaborative study finds

Three graduate students named winners at statewide research summit

2015

Kansas State University researchers develop cell line to study obesity, other diseases

Dodds recognized for contributions to aquatic sciences

Two K-State biology students place highly at Sigma Xi research conference

$4.2 million NSF grant helps biologist gather large-scale river measurements

Two K-State faculty receive $5,000 Iman Awards for research and teaching

Nippert selected as distinguished alumnus by ecology program

$1.85M NIH grant funds virus research, identifying poxvirus threats

Division of Biology faculty named National Academies education fellows in life sciences

Biology graduate student wins award at national meeting

Collaboration of citrus greening researchers begins 5-year plan to save citrus

Two K-State faculty receive scholarships for international collaboration

Division of Biology undergraduates recognized for outstanding achievements

Three doctorate students rewarded with prestigious Sarachek award

Patented compound kills various human pathogenic fungi, may improve human health

Blair named Ecological Society of America Fellow

2015 Conquest Magazine showcases K-State cancer research

Aquatic ecologist says dams are boxing in fish — indicators of environmental health — causing them to disappear from Kansas

Gido receives Tinkle Research Excellence Award

More than two decades of undergraduate research in ecology and evolutionary biology continues with NSF grant renewal

Two students earn honors from the National Science Foundation

Graduate student to attend Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

Researchers find 'affinity switch' for proteasome assembly process in cells

K-State students earn honors for presentations at annual K-INBRE bioscience symposium

K-State biology graduate student wins Konza Prairie Volunteer Award

Researchers introduce macrosystems approach to study stream ecology

2014

Nippert invited to speak at international symposium

Welti spotlighted by AAAS

Chapes presented with American Society for Gravitational and Space Research Founder's Award

Two Kansas State University professors receive Higuchi awards

K-State faculty, students present at 12th annual Ecological Genomics Institute international symposium

Konza Prairie research program receives $6.76 million NSF grant renewal

Schrick's publication recommended for Faculty of 1000

Greater prairie chicken research leads to great award

Water research tackles growing grassland threat: trees

Multimillion dollar grant benefits statewide research program, K-State faculty, students

K-State researcher to discuss conservation biology, biodiversity for students of natural resources and environmental sciences

Conference proceedings show partnerships key to protecting tallgrass prairies

Students divided on ‘studio’ format of Principles of Biology

New initiative combines arts and sciences to study the prairie

2013

U.S. Malaria Cases Increase with International Travel

Four university researchers named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research treats the fungus among us with nontoxic medicinal compound

Wind power does not strongly affect greater prairie chickens, seven-year study finds

NIH fellowship helps researcher fight malaria, understand mosquito immunity

Studies of the assembly of a protein degradation machine could lead to treatments in cancer, neurological diseases

Academy of Science speaker to talk about food webs, water quality

2012

Cancer crusaders: Awards from Johnson Cancer Research Center help undergraduates join fight against cancer

Home on the range: Grants fund new lodging for visiting researchers at Konza Prairie Biological Station

Super glue: Tests show that adhesive could improve safety of lasik eye surgery

Successful science students: Biology students receive departmental award for academic success

Private donations allow Johnson Cancer Research Center to award $508,000 to K-State faculty and students for research and training

A commitment to education: Four faculty members named newest University Distinguished Professors

Advancement in rank: Faculty earn promotions, tenure

Outstanding teaching, advising, leadership earn six faculty members Presidential Award

A commitment to education: Four faculty members named newest University Distinguished Professors

Advancement in rank: Faculty earn promotions, tenure

Students from Overland Park, Wichita advance to Truman Scholarship finals

Time of Year Important in Projections of Climate Change Effects on Ecosystems

2012 Goldwater scholarship nominees share interest in research

No guts, no glory: Biologists receive nearly $2.8 million from NIH to study virus escape from mosquito midgut

Friends of the prairie: couple's gift supports educational programming for kids on Konza

Guiding the way: Konza Prairie seeks docents, offers lifelong learning

For the love of teaching: Townsend preparing both Wildcats and Jayhawks for health professional careers

2011

Roaming research: Bison on Konza Prairie fuel experiments to restore prairie ecosystem

Grounded research: Prairie soil may provide answers to countering climate change

Fruitful results: Survivor fights cancer with insects

KSU studies snake's ability to clone itself

Shine and Shade, a Column by Elizabeth Dodd

Bison Studies Helping Researchers Understand Grasslands

Biology professor publishes edited book on grouse biology

Thinking big about water quality: K-State leading continental-scale research

Oceans away: Landlocked location doesn't stop student from seeking marine biology career

Exhibit: The Konza Prairie: Earth, Wind and Fire! 1971-2011. September 6 through December 23, 2011, 5th Floor, Hale Library

Tasting in the tallgrass: fundraiser at Konza Prairie to aid graduate student research

Learning secrets of world's most common organic compound driving research for biofuels

Ecological genomics links future with past

Sandercock gives plenary lecture at international conference on migratory birds

Earth's grassland laboratory: Researchers Unlock the secrets of nature at the Konza

Fruitful results: Survivor fights cancer with insects

K-State institute blending sciences

In the beginning: Ecological genomics program links future with past at molecular levels

Trauma Drama: K-State professor researches drama queen of immune system

University biologist Susan J. Brown named fellow of the Entomological Society of America

K-State. Our State: Research tackles effects of dredging on Kansas fish and river habitats

Biting back: Research could lead to mosquitoes being susceptible to diseases they transmit

Advancement through education: K-State community contributes to state's scientific history

Global resource: Konza Prairie research focus of international symposium; Early registration ends July 15

Wichita biologists advance research careers of three grad students with fellowship, travel awards

Saving the prairie chicken: Work in Kansas has national significance for declining species of grassland bird

Goldwater scholarship helps K-State junior continue studying his favorite subject: science

K-State sophomore wins 2011 Udall Scholarship; two students earn honorable mentions

A feather in the cap: Research that led to reintroduction of rare bird species earns best paper award

New unit leader selected for the Kansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Scholarship nominees announced

Four students nominated to receive prestegious Goldwater Scholarships

Ad Astra initiative names wildlife expert, biology professor one of state's most important researchers

K-State undergraduates heading to the lab to conduct cancer-related research

K-State begins new undergraduate research program

Prairie companions: Docents needed to show wonders of Konza Prairie

Want to improve water quality? Think small: professor taps into headwater streams for cleaner water

New program offers undergraduate research opportunities in ecological genomics