About Josh D. Kouri

Josh is a master's student in the Microbiology and Plant Biology Department of the University of Oklahoma. He studies the impact of invasive plants in the mixed-grass prairie of Oklahoma. Josh is passionate about education and science communication and promotes bridging the gap between scientists and the public.

New Book: Dragonflies at a Biogeographical Crossroads

New Book: Dragonflies at a Biogeographical Crossroads Dragonflies and damselflies are some of the most charming and captivating members of the insect world. Dragonflies wheeling through the air like miniature falcons and damselflies flitting gracefully about the edges of ponds and creeks are a feature of summers in Oklahoma. Now, after years of [...]

By |2020-05-18T14:23:16-05:00May 18th, 2020|news|0 Comments

Research Spotlight: Monarchs and Milkweeds

Research Spotlight: Monarchs and Milkweeds Text and photos by Josh D. Kouri Monarch butterflies are perhaps the most iconic native insect in North America. These large, beautiful butterflies, famed for their yearly migration, are a prized visitor for many gardeners and nature enthusiasts. Many Oklahomans, aware of the conservation threats facing monarchs, [...]

By |2019-12-21T12:02:16-06:00December 21st, 2019|news|0 Comments

Research Spotlight: Avalanche Rescue Technology Helps Conserve Horned Lizard Populations

Research Spotlight: Avalanche Rescue Technology Helps Conserve Horned Lizard Populations Story and photos by Josh Kouri What does a skier buried under an avalanche have in common with a quarter-sized baby lizard scurrying about on Tinker Air Force Base? The survival of each may depend on a special tracking method known as [...]

By |2019-07-13T15:23:36-05:00July 13th, 2019|news|0 Comments

Research Spotlight: Tracking Longspurs in the Wichita Mountains

Photos and story by Josh Kouri It’s a cold, overcast day when a mud-and-ice covered truck pulls up to the edge of a mile-wide grassy plain nestled in the rugged hills of the Wichita Mountains National Wildlife Refuge. John Muller, a PhD student at the University of Oklahoma, steps out of the truck, [...]

By |2019-04-08T20:14:40-05:00March 10th, 2019|news|0 Comments