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The Year After

The Year After

 Mosses appear post fire. A year ago, I was sitting in the bus on my way home, cursing the heat, staring out the window at the suffering plants when my phone started to buzz and buzz. Turns out, it wasn’t some bot spammer calling me from Valentine, Nebraska. I was getting news about a fire at one of our field stations: Stengl Lost Pines Bio...
Science Under the Stars: How Animals Adapt to Climate Change

Science Under the Stars: How Animals Adapt to Climate Change

We would like to invite you to attend our next Science Under the Stars talk of the season Thursday, April 13th! This will be an in-person event held outdoors at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory. Talk Title:  How animals adapt to climate change, and how kids can help them About the talk: As our plan...

Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Julia York

yorkweb About to dissect a Harpagifer antarctius specimen for a transcriptome study (Photo Lloyd Peck) The Stengl-Wyer Endowment supports year-long fellowships for doctoral candidates pursuing dissertation research in the area of Diversity of life and organisms in their natural environments. Recipients will receive a 12-month stipend of $34,0...
UT Spring Bee Competition

UT Spring Bee Competition

 USDA Photo by Jack Dykinga We have a winner! Katie Elston is the winner of the UT Spring Bee competition. This competition was for submitting the first Travis County mason bee of 2021 to win a copy of the book “The Bees In Your Backyard”! Rationale: One measure of our changing climate is the shifting dates of emergence of our earliest spri...
Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Tom Bytnerowicz

Meet Stengl-Wyer Scholar: Tom Bytnerowicz

Fertilizing nitrogen fixing tree seedlings in a greenhouse experiment Thomas Bytnerowicz is our third Stengl-Wyer Scholar this year. He studies the feedbacks between global change and nitrogen and carbon cycling. As part of the Stengl-Wyer Endowment, the Stengl Wyer Postdoctoral Scholars Program provides up to three years of independent sup...