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Student at microscope.Apply for an Heirloom Grant

We are now accepting applications for heirloom Research Grants. Deadline is October 15th! Open to any undergraduate with an NAS major or graduate students with emphasis in environmental science.

Student at microscope.Biodiversity Research Goes to the Big Show!

Data collected by Dr. Amy Wolf and Dr. Bob Howe on the Wabikon Forest Plot by was used in a recent article published in Science on June 30th. "Plant diversity increases with the strength of negative density dependence at the global scale" The Science paper addresses a question that has puzzled ecologists for more than a century: Why are so many species able to coexist in the tropics — or, alternatively, why are so few species found at higher latitudes?

Path in Cofrin Arboretum

We are one of the 50 Most Amazing University Arboretums!

The list developed by "The Best Colleges" website is dedicated to gardens and arboretums that beautify their campuses, and serve as conservation areas for plants and animals, outdoor classrooms, and living laboratories. We are proud to be recognized for our dedication to hands-on learning experiences and research opportunities that students won’t find anywhere else.

Blackburnian warbler, photo by M. Mcdowell.

A tool for measuring forest health!

Biodiversity data manager Erin Giese, along with NAS faculty, and TNC staff have developed a a new rigorous, transparent tool for measuring forest health in northern mesic forests of the western Great Lakes region based on local breeding bird assemblages. TNC conservation managers are already using the tool. Learn more about the research and download the tool here.