Exploring the U-M Biological Station at the annual EEB fall retreat. Credit: Ivan Monagan.
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Rob Massatti analyzing patterns of genetic variation among populations of two Carex (sedge) species endemic to the Rocky Mountains.

Rob Massatti analyzing patterns of genetic variation among populations of two Carex (sedge) species.

Alison Gould counting fish off Okinawa's shore
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A glimpse behind the scenes at UMMZ
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Bryan Juarez explores Biological Station
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Tree frog

Tree frog (Hypsiboas cinerascens)

Graduate students volunteer
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Wolverine encounter in Alaska
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Removing soil samples from shaker table

Entomology class at the U-M Biological Station

Summer classes at UMBS rock!

Spiny-tailed gecko
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James Kupihea presents a research poster at retreat

Emperor penguin and Swedish Icebreaker Oden
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Ants on a log, Mexico

Ants respond to parasitic fly, Mexico

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Collecting microarthropods with heat

Fuscatus foundress

Paper wasp (Polistes fuscatus) foundress

Painting of Bandringa, by John Megahan
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Professor Don Zak’s soil lab in SNRE

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CO2 chambers, U-M Biological Station

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Forest Accelerated Research ExperimenT (FASET) at the Biological Station

Naim Edwards conducts his research

Naim Edwards examines ant specimens

Looking at bird specimens at UMMZ's Behind the Scenes Day

Touring behind the scenes at UMMZ

Clownfish hiding in sea anemones

Clownfish hiding among sea anemones

Mingling at the Early Career Scientists Symposium
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EEB 433 Ornithology class learns to birdwatch

EEB 433 Ornithology class learns to birdwatch

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Climate clues: sunlight controls the fate of carbon released from thawing Arctic permafrost 

Spring breakup of ice on the Kuparuk River, Alaska’s North SlopeJust how much Arctic permafrost will thaw in the future and how fast heat-trapping carbon dioxide will be released from those warming soils is a topic of lively debate among climate scientists.

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