evolution

Johannes Schul named AAAS Fellow

Fri, 11/30/2018 - 9:44am -- yountj
Johannes Schul

Johannes Schul, Professor of Biological Sciences

Johannes Schul, a professor of biological sciences at the University of Missouri, has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers. This year AAAS named 416 new Fellows in recognition of their extraordinary achievements in advancing science.

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evolution
ecology

J. Chris Pires Celebrated for Research Contributions

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 2:10pm -- yountj
Pires award

J. Chris Pires, a professor in the Division of Biological Sciences, was selected for the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Outstanding Research and Creative Activity.

The award is given once a year to a professor who has made outstanding contributions in research and has great promise for achieving wider recognition. It is one of the highest research honors bestowed by the MU campus.

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plant biology
genetics

The Early Trilobite Gets the Worm

Fri, 01/29/2016 - 3:39pm -- yountj
Tara Selly

Researchers who study evidence of predatory behavior in the fossil record generally look for drill holes, repair scars, bite marks, and other signs of predation in fossilized skeletons.  But a team of researchers at the University of Missouri has found fossil “snapshots” of predators caught in the act of feeding on their prey. Assistant Professor of Geological Sciences Jim Schiffbauer says predation is a significant factor in evolution, and this discovery represents one of the earliest examples of sophisticated predatory behavior.

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geology
evolution
predation
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