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USU Uintah Basin Faculty Find New Fossil

USU Uintah Basin Faculty Find New Fossil

07/30/2020

USU Uintah Basin faculty members Lee Ann Jolley and Benjamin Burger have discovered a previously unknown pig-like animal that lived 47 million years ago.

Migratory birds prefer native berries

Migratory Birds Like Native Berries Best

07/23/2020

Even when fruits of invasive plants are abundant, migratory songbirds seek out native berries, according to new research.

USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

USU Biologists Explore Evolution of White Coloration of Velvet Ants

07/15/2020

Looking at the velvet ant and creosote fruit side-by-side, it’s easy to imagine the fuzzy wasp’s frosty coloration evolved as camouflage. Not so fast, says USU Biology Professor Joe Wilson.

USU Biologist Reports Amphibians with Snake-like, Venomous Dental Glands

USU Biologist Reports Amphibians with Snake-like, Venomous Dental Glands

07/10/2020

Utah State University biologist Edmund ‘Butch’ Brodie, Jr. and colleagues from São Paulo’s Butantan Institute report the first known evidence of oral venom glands in amphibians.

Epidemiologist Helping Bear River Health Department with COVID-19

Epidemiologist Helping Bear River Health Department with COVID-19

06/15/2020

Biology Professor and epidemiologist, Scott Bernhardt, is among Utah Medical Reserve Corps volunteers helping the Bear River Health Department gain control after the number of COVID-19 cases in the district surged to triple digits following an outbreak at...

Emeritus Biology Professor's publication recognized as #3 Top Pop Plants paper in 10th Anniversary Edition of PhytoKeys

Emeritus Biology Professor's publication recognized as #3 Top Pop Plants paper in 10th Anniversary Edition of PhytoKeys

06/10/2020

The species of conspicuous blood-red aloe growing along the roads of Somaliland, spectacular for its large clumps and sap, which once released, quickly turns from yellow to bright red and then to dark-red or reddish-brown, remained unknown to science unti...