About Priscilla Crawford

Conservation Specialist at the Oklahoma Biological Survey. Coordinator of BioBlitz! Oklahoma, works with landowners to project rare species and biodiversity, and researching pollinators and native plant restoration.

New Podcast Episode – Crys Davis, Bryologist

Meet the Experts - Crys Davis, bryologist In this "Meet the Expert" Episode, I chat with our BioBlitz! OK moss expert, Crys Davis.  We talk about how amazing mosses are, what we love most about BioBlitz!OK, and how her super rugged wheelchair allows her to explore nature and have a fun BioBlitz! experience.  [...]

Student Highlight – Meelyn Mayank Pandit

Meelyn Mayank Pandit - Ph.D. Candidate, University of Oklahoma Pronouns: he/him/his Race/ethnicity that you identify with:  Asian - Southeast Asian (Indian) Where were you born and where did you grow up?  I was born in Alabama and raised in Indiana. Education: 4th year of Ph.D. program in Biology Dream Job:  To become a [...]

By |2021-02-22T11:20:00-06:00February 22nd, 2021|BioBlitz!, Human Diversity, news|0 Comments

Student Highlight – Luis Cueto

Luis Cueto - Ph.D. student, University of Oklahoma Pronouns: he/him Race/ethnicity that you identify with:  Hispanic Where were you born and where did you grow up?  I was born in a small town in the south of Peru called Cuajone. I grew up in Arequipa, which is a city near the Atacama Desert in [...]

By |2021-02-22T13:12:53-06:00February 19th, 2021|BioBlitz!, Human Diversity, news|0 Comments

Bee Expert, José Montalva

New Podcast Episode This week our podcast transports us out of this snowy winter and back into warm summer days of buzzing bees and flowers filled with nectar.  In this "Meet the Expert" episode Priscilla chats with bee expert José Montalva.  You would never guess that a being on the college free diving [...]

By |2021-02-18T15:51:21-06:00February 18th, 2021|BioBlitz!, Human Diversity, news|0 Comments

Student Highlight – Josh Anadu

Josh Anadu - senior undergrad, Oklahoma State University Pronouns: he/him/his Race/ethnicity that you identify with:  Black Where were you born and where did you grow up?  I was born in Lagos, Nigeria. I grew up in Houston, Texas. Education: Senior, Environmental Science, Oklahoma State University Dream Job:  Principal Investigator studying extreme environment microbial ecology [...]

By |2021-02-09T11:31:04-06:00February 9th, 2021|BioBlitz!, Human Diversity, news|0 Comments

Poetry to inspire conservation

Poetry to inspire conservation Did you know that Amanda Gorman, the amazing young poet from the presidential inauguration, has also written about the climate crisis we face? Read more at: https://www.theamandagorman.com/ Follow her on Twitter @theamandagorman and Instagram @amandagorman

By |2021-02-04T11:18:18-06:00February 4th, 2021|Human Diversity|0 Comments

Student Highlight – Nu Perera

Nu Perera - Ph.D. candidate, University of Oklahoma Pronouns: she/her Race/ethnicity that you identify with:  Sri Lankan Where were you born and where did you grow up?  Central Sri Lanka Education: 3rd year of Ph.D. program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Dream Job:  Ornithology researcher Find her at: nuperera.oucreate.com How did you get [...]

By |2021-02-04T12:47:18-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Human Diversity, news|0 Comments

Podcast Featuring Director, Dr. Lara Souza

New podcast episode! In this "Meet the Expert" episode, Priscilla Crawford talks with our director, Lara Souza.  As a plant ecologist she researches global change ecology and as a professor she teaches and mentors graduate and undergraduate students at OU. Hear about her field work, her leadership work at the university, and her advice for [...]

By |2021-02-04T11:02:54-06:00January 12th, 2021|BioBlitz!, Human Diversity, Meet the Experts, news|0 Comments

Species of the Week – Ghost Pipe

Ghost Pipe - Monotropa uniflora In celebration of Halloween this weekend, the Species of the Week and Floral Friday post is the Ghost Pipe - Monotropa uniflora.  I was pretty excited to spot a few plants a couple weeks ago in the Ouachita National Forest while hiking around Cedar Lake (my favorite lake!).  [...]

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat – Species of the Week!

Mexican Free-Tailed Bat - Tadarida brasiliensis In honor of Bat Week beginning on October 24th, this Species of the Week will be Oklahoma's most abundant bat species – the Mexican Free-tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis).  This bat was named the official "Oklahoma State Flying Mammal" in 2006!  Mexican Free-tailed Bats are migratory, and by [...]