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History of UT Botany, Part 5: Beryl Simpson

History of UT Botany, Part 5: Beryl Simpson

This article originally appeared as part of the Department of Integrative Biology History Project. Beryl Simpson, Professor Emerita in Integrative Biology, is a phylogeneticist and biogeographer with most of her work focusing on South American plants. She was born on April 28, 1942 in Dallas, Texas, but spent only six months in the state before mov...
Careers in Conservation: A Talk with Nikhil Advani

Careers in Conservation: A Talk with Nikhil Advani

Join us for a talk exploring careers in conservation. Graduate and Undergraduate students are both welcome. We will hear from UT alum (BS 2004, PhD 2012) Dr. Nikhil Advani, who is currently the Senior Director for Wildlife and Climate Resilience at World Wildlife Fund (WWF) in Washington DC. Dr. Advani will talk about how his time at UT prepared hi...
BioBlitz: Come one, come all!

BioBlitz: Come one, come all!

    We are excited to announce that we will be holding a BioBlitz at Brackenridge Field Lab on Saturday April 13th, 2024 from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm. This event is open to everyone at any experience level! Arrive anytime and stay as long as you’d like. Activities include: Plantae surveys Animalia surveys Fungi surveys Lunchtime...

Insectum: A Sonic Exploration of the World of Arthropods

insectum    The sounds and rhythms of the natural world are often a great inspiration for the world’s composers, and no less so for UT researchers and local musicians. Over the last few years, Alex Wild (Curator, Entomology Collection) and Jo Holley (Associate Professor of Practice) have been participating in a fabulous sonic experiment with a...
The UT Spring 2024 Bee Competition

The UT Spring 2024 Bee Competition

Bring us the first Travis County mason bee of 2024, you’ll win a copy of the poster “Backyard Bees of North America”! Rationale: One measure of our changing climate is the shifting dates of emergence of our earliest spring flowers and insects. As Texas warms, some of our local bees may start coming out earlier in the year, and the Biodiversity Cent...