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Former Ecology Center Director Jim MacMahon has died

Ecology Center Director, Department of Biology Professor, and Department Head Jim MacMahon, passed away on May 6, 2024 at the age of 85. (Photo: USU/Donna Barry)


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Ecology Center Director Peter Adler recorded a short video presenting evidence that getting out of your office and showing up to in-person events will increase your research productivity. Please watch the video and click below for the reference list. 


The Ecology Center is now offering Grant Proposal Accountability Workshops for our EC faculty affiliates. MORE INFO

Ecology and ENVS graduate Georgie Corkery's MS thesis research highlighted in Park City's Park RecordREAD MORE

New open access publication from Paul Rogers et al. available:  Eurasian aspen (Populus tremula L.): Central Europe’s keystone species ‘hiding in plain sight’

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