Biology Archives

Friday

September 12, 2014 11:11 am

Get to Know Your Bates Trees

Get to Know Your Bates Trees

Sugar maple (Acer saccharum) with a northern tooth fungus (Climacodon septentrionale) This is not so much about sugar maple as…

Friday

September 12, 2014 9:37 am

New Faculty Join the Biology Department

New Faculty Join the Biology Department

One tenure-track and two visiting faculty members join the Biology Department this year The Biology Department is pleased to welcome…

Thursday

September 11, 2014 10:20 am

Marine Organism of the Week

Marine Organism of the Week

Beroe ovata – Phylum Ctenophora (comb jellies) Posted by Josh Lord   Ctenophores, or comb jellies, are named for the…

Monday

September 8, 2014 10:29 am

Get to Know Your Bates Trees

Get to Know Your Bates Trees

Acer platinoides – ‘Schwedler Maple’ On the Quad outside of Hathorn Hall is a peculiar maple tree (Acer platinoides ‘Schwedleri’). …

Thursday

September 4, 2014 8:43 am

Marine Organism of the Week

Marine Organism of the Week

Veiled chiton Placiphorella velata (Phylum Mollusca) Chitons are marine mollusks, related to snails, and they have 8 plates on their…

Tuesday

September 2, 2014 3:31 pm

Biology Faculty Obtain Grants for Research Projects

Biology Faculty Obtain Grants for Research Projects

NSF Awards $337K to Professors Will Ambrose and Mike Retelle for Collaborative Climate Change Research in Norway William Ambrose of the…

Monday

September 1, 2014 8:37 pm

Bates Awarded $791,480 NSF – MRI Grant to Acquire a Confocal Microscope

Bates Awarded $791,480 NSF – MRI Grant to Acquire a Confocal Microscope

The new Leica SP8 confocal microscope will enhance research projects and teaching for faculty and students in biology, neuroscience, chemistry,…

Monday

September 1, 2014 4:43 pm

Plant of the Week – September 1-7, 2014

Plant of the Week – September 1-7, 2014

Species: Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) Range: Most of Eastern North America Cool Facts: This is Dr. Eller’s favorite tree. It…

Saturday

May 17, 2014 10:59 am

Day 18: Farewell and left behind

A sad farewell to Galapagos, but a happy “reunion” with my Ecuadorean family. I had not anticipated falling love with…

Friday

May 9, 2014 8:45 pm

Day 10: The wonders of Los Tunules

A day of rain, sun, snorkeling, science, and adventure! We arrived at IOI to yet another blustering rainstorm. But do…