News from the Station

Thu, 2015-01-08 (All day)

We are thrilled to announce renewed National Science Foundation funding for our 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 early career faculty 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 ( 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)
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

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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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Fri, 2014-07-11 (All day)
Listening to Nature: A Sound Artist Takes His Place Among Biologists
Robert Hull
UVA Today
Media Relations Associate
Office of University Communications
University of Virginia


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Tue, 2014-07-08 (All day)

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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Tue, 2014-06-03 (All day)

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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Sun, 2014-05-25 (All day)

SEEDS Regional Field Trip –Mountain Lake Biological Station, VA

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Thu, 2014-05-15 (All day)

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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