Floating Marshland

Southeastern Louisiana University biological sciences graduate student Zachary Leggett ties plants to a floating platform he constructed that will serve as a floating marshland to help clean stormwater contamination in the Del Sol subdivision in St. Tammany Parish. - See more at: http://www.southeastern.edu/news_media/news_releases/2016/september/floating_marshland.html#sthash.u6Sw0R4g.dpuf

Southeastern Louisiana University biological sciences graduate student Zachary Leggett ties plants to a floating platform he constructed that will serve as a floating marshland to help clean stormwater contamination in the Del Sol subdivision in St. Tammany Parish.

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Floating Marsh

Students celebrate Darwin Day

In celebration of DarwinDay, Southeastern biology students created a version of Charles Darwin’s “Tree of Life,” a diagram depicting the evolution of all known living things. The diagram with explanations can be seen for a short time in the North Pine Street circle in front of the Biology Building. Pictured from left are: freshman Pedro Jimenez Antenucci, a member of the Biology Undergraduate Students (BUGS) organization; James Erdman, president of the Biology Graduate Student Organization; and graduate student Oliver Ljustina.

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Students celebrate Darwin Day

Biology graduate students looking for invasive species

The invasion of non-native species is a problem that isn’t going away.  Graduate students Tim Borgardt, James Erdmann, and Cody Godwin have been doing their part to fix this. Over the past year, they have published a series of papers documenting the continued spread of a new non-native species in southeastern Louisiana, the Sri Lanka House Gecko, and a new techniques for capturing and restraining local reptiles while collecting data.

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patrolling for invasive species

Southeastern Ichthyologist wins "Best Paper"

Diego Elias, a member of Dr. Kyle Piller’s research team, was recently awarded with “Best Student Paper” at the fourth Latinoamerican Symposium of Ichthyology. Diego works on a fish called the “threadfin shad” in Mexico and uses molecular biology tools to understand the reasons for the unusual distribution of the this fish in Mexico.

 

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Diego Elias

Faculty Member named NSF Program Director

Dr. Janice Bossart is spending two years serving the U.S. scientific community as a Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF selects only a few scientists to these prestigious and time-consuming positions. Bossart’s role is to coordinate the review of grant proposals to the NSF, which funds hundreds of the finest research programs in the world.

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Dr. Janice Bossart

Southeastern Biologist Continues Tradition of Turtle Protection

Biology Professor Roldan Valverde is following in historic footsteps. He recently became the Scientific Director of The Sea Turtle Conservancy. The first director was Archie Carr, who is the most important turtle biologist of all time. Valverde is a perfect fit for this tradition given his unique combination of skills as a turtle conservationist and an endocrinologist.

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turtles

Biological Sciences

The Department of Biological Science offers coursework in a wide variety of disciplines and boasts many strong, well-funded research programs. 

We serve more than 12,000 students each year in modern facilities with cutting-edge instrumentation, and we emphasize inquiry-based, hands-on instruction. Our department has 37 full-time faculty and more than 900 undergraduate and graduate students.  

 

DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS
  • Concentrations in ecology/environmental/evolutionary biology, microbiology/molecular biology, organismal/integrative biology and science education

  • Honors curriculum is available

  • Closely affiliated with Southeastern's Turtle Cove Environmental Research Station near Manchac

  • Summer study abroad programs in Costa Rica

 

 

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Dr. Kyle Piller received the 2015 President's Award for Excellence in Research Dr. Kyle Piller received the 2015 President's Award for Excellence in Research

 

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Title: Life outside the tropics: Understanding anti-tropical distributions in marine fishes

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