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: How did you get [...]

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

Research Spotlight: a New Method of Searching for Rare Butterflies

Research Spotlight: a New Method of Searching for Rare Butterflies by Josh D. Kouri || Photos by Bryan Reynolds How do you find a rare, tiny, well-camouflaged butterfly that's only active for a few weeks each year? That's the question that Bryan Reynolds and other researchers studying the frosted elfin butterfly (Callophyrs [...]

By |2021-01-22T15:34:05-06:00January 22nd, 2021|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!).  [...]

BioBlitz! is this Weekend!

Here are a few tips on participating this weekend: Register:  It's FREE and you can get a fun sticker!  REGISTER Schedule: Inventory goes from midnight Friday morning until midnight Sunday night. We still have spots open for in-person BioBitz activities. We will be posting on Facebook live throughout the weekend. Submitting observations: Everyone that joins [...]

By |2020-10-01T09:47:20-05:00October 1st, 2020|BioBlitz!, news|0 Comments

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