The Neotropics, a region rich in rainforests that stretches from Mexico to the southernmost tip of South America, is rich in bird biodiversity. Now, scientists have challenged a commonly held view that explains how so many species of birds came to inhabit this area, revealing a bit more about the movements of birds.
In a study that sheds light on the origin of bird species in the biologically rich rainforests of South America, LSU Museum of Natural Science Director and Roy Paul Daniels Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences, Robb Brumfield, and an international team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation, or NSF, published a… Read More
LSU Oceanography and Coastal Sciences Professor Robert Twilley, a fellow in the Coastal Studies Institute, is the lead investigator of a joint project focusing on the sustainability of deltaic landscapes. The project, “DELTA SEES: Sustainability of Deltaic Coastlines – The Trillion Dollar Problem,” has been named a recipient of the National Science Foundation’s, or NSF,… Read More
LSU’s Brent Christner and Colleagues Document the Existence of Microbial Life Below the Surface of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in Nature Publication In a finding that has implications for life in other extreme environments, both on Earth and planets elsewhere in the solar system, LSU Associate Professor of Biological Sciences Brent Christner and fellow… Read More
Baton Rouge, LA – Louisiana is one of six states to receive $3.25 million from the National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR). A total of nearly $18 million will be awarded to three regional partnerships that will collaborate on science and engineering research, education, and outreach to accelerate progress on… Read More
Animals incorporate a number of unique methods for detecting prey, but for the Japanese sea catfish, Plotosus japonicus, it is especially tricky given the dark murky waters where it resides. John Caprio, George C. Kent Professor of Biological Sciences at LSU, and colleagues from Kagoshima University in Japan have identified that these fish are equipped… Read More
Largest NSF Major Research Instrumentation, or MRI, grant the university has ever received Researchers at the LSU Center for Computation & Technology, or CCT, have received a $4 million Major Research Instrumentation, or MRI, award from the National Science Foundation, or NSF, for the acquisition of SuperMIC, a new supercomputer cluster. This is the… Read More
LSU Assistant Professor of Physics & Astronomy Daniel Sheehy has received a five-year NSF Faculty Early Career Development, or CAREER, award to support theoretical research andeducation in new states of matter in cold-atom systems. The NSF CAREER award is one of the foundation’s most prestigious grants awarded to promising junior faculty who effectively integrate research… Read More