Preston Thompson: Trying to Save a Species from Extinction

The Karner Blue Butterfly is a federally endangered species that has been undergoing major conservation efforts in the state of Ohio, specifically in the Oak Openings region. It is thought that habitat loss, invasive species and climate change are the main contributing factors to the species decline. Preston’s research focuses on how mutualistic interactions between […]

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Josie Lindsey-Robbins: In the Search of how Decomposers may Contribute to Nutrients Reaching Freshwater Systems

Specifically, Josie is looking into how decomposers can limit the escape of nitrogen and phosphorus from farmers’ fields into lakes and river systems. With the recent Toledo water crisis of 2014, where water supply was temporally shutdown due to a surplus of harmful microcystin bacteria in Lake Erie, Josie is interested to see how natural […]

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Pelini Lab Fall 2017 Members

The Pelini Lab at BGSU has undergone a transition of students this summer. With masters’ students Cari Ritzenthaler, Caitlin Maloney, Eric Moore and Amanda Winters graduating in the spring, the Pelini Lab has two new faces and a familiar one. With a wide variety of skills, experiences, personalities and smiles the Pelini Lab is looking […]

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