Seeing the Saw-Whet

University of Arkansas researchers and volunteers have wrapped up their latest field season focused on northern saw-whet owls at the Ozark Natural Science Center in Madison County. They captured and ...

Losing Leaf Litter Lizards

The phrase “climate change” typically conjures up images of melting ice caps and starving polar bears in the North Pole. Few people think of the tropics being affected by climate change. Yet in the t...

Show Me the Rails

In August the Research Frontiers blog highlighted Auriel Fournier’s summer field research in Saskatchewan, Canada, where she banded and measured captured rails as part of a project to better understa...

Nabbing a Python

It was night-time in Singapore when Phil Vogrinc came face-to-face with the longest species of snake in the world. Phil, a master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences, spotted the retic...

Protecting a Threatened Crayfish

About half of the roughly 440 crayfish species native to North America are considered in need of protection, primarily due to the spread of invasive crayfish. That’s why a team of graduate students l...

Surveying Snakes in Singapore

Phil Vogrinc, a master’s student in the Department of Biological Sciences, is in East Asia this summer to assess how rising sea levels affect coastal semi-aquatic snakes. The latest Climate Assessmen...

Working the Night Shift

Summer nights in Canada can prove tricky for catching small, elusive wetland birds. Rails are easier to catch in the dark, said Auriel Fournier, a Ph.D. candidate with the Arkansas Cooperative Fish a...

The Mysteries of Myxomycetes

Slime molds are everywhere. Sittie Aisha Macabago, a University of Arkansas graduate student, has ventured to the Philippines to find them. Slime molds are not plants or animals but they share the ch...

Digging for Answers

Donald Nelsen is dividing his field research this summer between the forest and the lab bench. Don, a doctoral candidate in the Department of Biological Sciences, is studying fungi on a Martin Fellow...