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May 17, 2018

Dr. Christine Bedore interviewed for news reports on sharks

Dr. Bedore, an assistant professor in Georgia Southern University’s Department of Biology, shares her expertise on sharks in a series of reports produced by our local network.

Watch: reduce your risks of a shark encounter

Watch: increases in South Carolina shark attacks?


May 17, 2018

Biology graduate student wins 2018 Averitt Award for Research Excellence

Jose A. Sanchez-Ruiz, a graduate student in Georgia Southern University’s Department of Biology, is the 2018 winner of the Averitt Award for Research Excellence. The Averitt Award is the highest honor bestowed upon graduate students within the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies. Sanchez-Ruiz is a native of Puerto Rico.


April 18, 2018

Biology graduate student 2017 Averitt Award winner

John David Curlis (’17) is the recipient of the 2017 Averitt Award of Excellence in Graduate Research. The award, along with the Averitt Award of Excellence in Graduate Instruction, are the two highest honors bestowed within the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies.


March 26, 2018

Biologists describe eight new species from the Georgia Southern Statesboro Campus

Eight new species of feather mites that have never before been described anywhere have been identified on the Georgia Southern University campus in Statesboro. How do eight unknown species go undetected for so long? They are very small and live in a surprising location.


February 15, 2018

Biology faculty develops accessible, hands-on experiments to teach evolution

Being an evolutionary biologist is no longer just for professionals. Georgia Southern Department of Biology Professor Emily Kane, Ph.D., has developed a simple kit that allows grade school students to become scientists in their own classrooms.


Georgia Southern alumnus Nick Wiley named chief conservation officer of Ducks Unlimited

Ducks Unlimited (DU) announced in November the hiring of Georgia Southern alumnus Nick Wiley (‘83) as its new chief conservation officer, effective January 2018.


Biology graduate student receives National Science Foundation fellowship

Jose Sanchez, a graduate student in the Georgia Southern Department of Biology, has been awarded a highly competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) fellowship to conduct ecological research in South America.


Department of Biology researchers bring fish hatchery back to life

Although the Bo Ginn Fish Hatchery has been idle for many years, the Georgia Southern Department of Biology will soon put it to use to conduct cutting-edge research. The Department signed a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) to allow University biology students and faculty to use the facility, located in Magnolia Springs near Millen, Georgia, as a resource to better understand the future of ecosystems in the southeastern U.S.


Georgia Southern University biologists quantify campus biodiversity

Squirrels and robins are a common sight on almost any college campus. But is the park-like landscape of a campus actually a good habitat for wildlife? How many other species live in the fields, forests and waters of a university campus? Faculty and students at Georgia Southern University have just completed a two-year study to answer these questions.


Biology professor Dongyu Jia, Ph.D., recognized for research contributions

Georgia Southern faculty continue to be recognized for great achievements. Dongyu Jia, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology, has been named a Notable Nole for 2017 for his outstanding research in cellular biology which he will continue at Georgia Southern University.

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Students earn $11,000 in scholarships from national organization

Three Georgia Southern students received a total of $11,000 in scholarships from the national Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society organization.

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Georgia Southern provides shelter to animals from Georgia Sea Turtle Center

In the midst of Hurricane Matthew, residents of coastal Georgia were not the only ones taking to the evacuation routes. A gopher tortoise, diamondback terrapins, box turtles, sea turtles, additional turtles, an owl and a wood stork from the Georgia Sea Turtle Center on Jekyll Island took shelter on Georgia Southern University’s campus as the hurricane passed through the region

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New Georgia Southern Biology professor receives award

Stephen Greiman, Ph.D, is the recipient of the 2016 Ashton Cuckler New Investigator Award from the American Society of Parasitologists.

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Last updated: 5/18/2018

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