Hazen Garners NSF Grant

Sam Hazen was awarded a $812k National Science Foundation grant to study how the daily cycles of light and temperature influence the timing of plant growth.

Read more about Prof Hazen's research HERE.

Biology Department Faculty and Staff Win Awards

Several members of the Biology Department recently received awards from the College of Natural Sciences. Karine Fenelon and Wayne Barnaby received Diversity and Inclusion awards, Meghan Gerson won the Outstanding Advisor award, and Lynn Adler won the Outstanding Research award.

Read more HERE and HERE.

Biology Department Seeks Lecturer

The Department of Biology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst invites applicants for a full-time (9-month academic year), non-tenure track lecturer for classroom instruction in introductory physiology.

Primary responsibilities will include classroom instruction in Introductory Physiology (Biol 288) that is one of the ‘core’ second year courses in the Biology Department, as well as teaching 1-2 other core courses in the undergraduate biology curriculum. This person will also perform service in support of the mission and goals of the Department and College.

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Seanne Clemente Wins Fellowship

Lynn Adler's graduate student, Seanne Clemente, received the National Garden Club of America Centennial Pollinator Fellowship for his research to study self-medication in bumble bees and the use of potentially medicinal floral volatiles from basil plants.

Read more HERE.

Adler Receives Two Grants

Lynn Adler was awarded a $99K Northeastern Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (NE SARE) grant to study the role of cut flowers on farms for pollinator health.

She also received a $500K subcontract to Cornell as part of a 5-year, $2.5-million USDA Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Disease to understand temporal dynamics in parasite spillover in bee communities.