News from the Station

Tue, 2015-03-17 (All day)

On Friday, Feb. 13,  Biology students, faculty, and staff gathered in celebration of Charles Darwin’s 206th Birthday, sponsored by the UVa Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Group. A poster session highlighting current evolution-related research in the department was followed by a birthday celebration complete with cake and a Darwin costume contest!

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Wed, 2015-02-11 (All day)

The University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) in the southern Appalachians is excited to offer a limited number of fellowships to support station and residency costs for researchers to explore new projects or collect preliminary data. This is a rare opportunity to make an extended stay of up to 2 months at one of North America’s premier field stations at no cost to the researcher.  Preference will be given to individuals and projects with the potential to develop into long-term research activities at the Station.

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Mon, 2015-02-09 (All day)

The Ostrowski lab at the University of Houston is looking for an undergraduate research assistant to collect and ship soil samples to Houston from our field site at the Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) in Pembroke, VA. Our field sites consist of approximately 100 marked sites where we collect and isolate slime molds, and we require only a small soil sample (<1 g) from each site, shipped overnight via Fedex. Most sites are on MLBS property and can be easily accessed within a short walk from the center of the station.

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Mon, 2015-02-09 (All day)

Mountain Lake Biological Station (University of Virginia) is pleased to announce its summer program of field-based undergraduate and graduate-level credit courses offered by nationally recruited faculty, and its NSF REU undergraduate research internship program, now in its 23nd year. Work at MLBS focuses on field-based ecology, evolution, physiology, and behavior.  Located in the southern Appalachians. Learn more about the programs and apply on-line: 

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Tue, 2015-02-03 (All day)

The Mountain Lake Biological Station, which is located in Pembroke, Virginia, a half hour drive from Blacksburg, Virginia, is accepting applications for full-time, seasonal Assistants to the Station Manager beginning May 2015 through August 2015.

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Thu, 2015-01-08 (All day)

We are thrilled to announce the 23rd year of our National Science Foundation funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) program. Applications to participate in the 2015 program are being accepted now. Join undergraduates from around the country for a unique 10-week learning and living research experience in the southern Appalachians. Students conduct independent research in field ecology, evolution, behavior and physiology under the supervision of Station scientists.

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Fri, 2014-12-19 (All day)
Tue, 2014-12-16 (All day)
Wed, 2014-12-10 (All day)

MLBS has some funds to help cover costs of doing research for graduate students and others starting out at the Station. If you wish to be considered for one of these awards please provide a brief budget (e.g. station fees and research expenses) and information on any other current or pending support as part of your research application (mlbs.org/resapp). Review of applications for support begins March 15.

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Mon, 2014-10-20 (All day)

Some believe it could become for environmental science what the Super Collider was for physics.  Its name, N.E.O.N, stands for the National Ecological Observatory Network.  It is a network that will collect massive amounts of scientific data about changes in ecology taking place all across the United States. And in this new future of super science, Virginia will play a key role.

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Mon, 2014-09-15 (All day)
Artists:
Maggie Goodman
Julia Loman
Phuong Nguyen
Megan Rose
Sandy Williams
 
September 15 – 30, 2014
University of Virginia's Ruffin Hall
First Floor Student Gallery
 
Almost Closing Reception: Final Friday, Sept. 26, 6:00pm – 7:00pm
 
This is a CHARLOTTESVILLE on-Grounds event.
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Thu, 2014-09-11 (All day)

First Person: Joan Strassmann; Surprising altruism and other cooperative behaviors in the microbial world. Katie L. Burke.  Joan E. Strassmann of Washington University in St. Louis studies social evolution on the very small scale: Her test subject isDictyostelium discoideum, an amoeba that is better known as cellular slime mold.

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Thu, 2014-08-28 (All day)

PEMBROKE -- At Mountain Lake Lodge this summer, it's a story of ups and downs.

Following last year's $2.25 million in renovations and improvements to the long-running resort atop Salt Pond Mountain, the finances are on the rebound. But after a promising start at refilling, the water level of the namesake lake the owners tried to fix last year dropped in July

TimesDispatch.com

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Fri, 2014-08-22 (All day)

The University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station, located on a remote and nearly pristine mountaintop in Southwest Virginia, is about to become a member station of the new National Ecological Observatory Network, or NEON, a conglomeration of 106 United States research stations – from the Arctic to the tropics – to be linked as a single nature observatory.
 

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