News from the Station

October 20, 2014

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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September 15, 2014
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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September 11, 2014

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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August 28, 2014

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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August 22, 2014

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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July 11, 2014
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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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.


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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