News from the Station

July 11, 2014
Listening to Nature: A Sound Artist Takes His Place Among Biologists
 
Author:
 
Robert Hull
UVA Today
Media Relations Associate
Office of University Communications
University of Virginia
roberthull5@gmail.com
434-989-1745

 

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July 8, 2014

MLBS is happy to announce its 2014 public open house!  Come meet our scientists, learn first-hand about Station research, and understand how this research advances science and benefits the natural world.  A full list of activities is below.  Be sure to also check out the Facebook event page.

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June 3, 2014

Long-time Biology Department faculty member and MLBS Past Director Dr. James Riopel passed away on Friday morning, May 30, after an extended battle with Alzheimers disease. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, June 18 at 5:00 pm at the Panorama Events facility on Ray’s Ford Rd. in Earlysville Virginia.  

Daily Progress obituary

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May 25, 2014

SEEDS Regional Field Trip –Mountain Lake Biological Station, VA

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May 15, 2014

The Walton Lecture returns!  Mountain Lake Biological Station announces the 33rd annual Walton Lecture event to be held Monday, June 30th and Tuesday, July 1st at 8:00 PM.  The Walton Lecture series highlights prominent researchers in the fields of ecology, field biology, animal behavior, and evolution, and provides a forum for discussion of topics related to ongoing station research.  This year’s event features Drs. Joan Strassmann and David Queller, of Washington University in St. Louis.

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March 6, 2014

Mountain Lake Biological Station employs two Assistants to the Station Manager each summer.  We are now accepting applications for this full-time, seasonal (May-August) position.

2014 POSITION CLOSED
 

Duration: MAY - AUGUST 2014, full-time, summer only
Location: Pembroke, VA – 30 min. from Blacksburg, VA 
Position: Provides administrative, financial & general operational support

Duties include:

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January 7, 2014

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 22nd 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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December 19, 2013

MLBS offers three ways to support our mission and important efforts at the Station.

Discover The Power of Place.

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December 13, 2013

The University of Virginia’s Mountain Lake Biological Station (MLBS) is excited to offer a limited number of fellowships to cover residency and station use costs for researchers exploring new projects or collecting preliminary data. An Early Career Fellowship offers a rare opportunity to spend up to 2 months at MLBS, one of North America’s premier field stations, at no cost to the researcher. MLBS welcomes researchers from any discipline that can benefit from the Station experience and facilities.

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October 21, 2013

Please join other Mountain Lakers in supporting the exciting Notes from Nature effort to get invaluable scientific museum collections, including the MLBS herbarium, on line.  UVA Libraries has launched a crowd funding effort to support the project.  You can get involved!  NOTE:  This is not a MLBS program, and no funds come to the Station.  But a worthy project all the same!

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September 26, 2013

In this issue:                                                        
*Our first Artist Colony

*From the Director

*Student Spotlight: Katie O’Donnell, Wildlife Disease Ecology

*REU profiles

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September 26, 2013

In this issue; Fall 2013, vol. 9

*Our first Artist Colony

*From the Director

*Student Spotlight: Katie O’Donnell, Wildlife Disease Ecology

*REU profiles

*A visit from Teresa Sullivan

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September 26, 2013

A Loss for Biology: Ruth Patrick, 105, a Pioneer in Science and Pollution Control Efforts, Is Dead. 
http://nyti.ms/16m3vY2
Dr. Patrick got her Ph.D. from UVA in 1934 and was an early Moutain Laker.  She was one of the country’s leading experts in the study of freshwater ecosystems, was an innovator of a number of environmental practices and principles.  

Patrick in the field at Mountain Lake:

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September 12, 2013

Project baseline will be starting work at MLBS in 2014:  Project Baseline is a multi-university collaboration that aims to create a unique seed bank used to study plant evolution in response to environmental change.  Over the anticipated 50-year lifetime of this project, seeds will be made available to researchers on a schedule of 5-10 year intervals to study evolutionary change through direct comparison of plants grown from archived materials with individuals newly sampled from nature.

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