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BioBlitz New Orleans City Park #2

A BioBlitz, also known as a biological inventory or biological census, is an event or intense period of surveying that focuses on finding and identifying as many species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time.

On October 18, 2017, four new members of the Mu Kappa chapter of the national Spanish honor society were initiated. ¡Felicitaciones!

Tasia Gabriel

Mari Nerbovig

Kiley Pohn

Rayana Windom

Paul W. Barnes (editor)

New Orleans, August–October 2017.

A moment of reflection

In New Orleans, summer is a time when life generally slows down as the heat, humidity and afternoon thunderstorms settle in and it becomes less than comfortable to pursue vigorous outdoor activities. Thus, in this part of the world, summer is a good time to relax, eat and drink good food and beverages, and ponder (Figure 1.1). 

Paul W. Barnes (editor)

New Orleans, August–October 2017.

A moment of reflection

In New Orleans, summer is a time when life generally slows down as the heat, humidity and afternoon thunderstorms settle in and it becomes less than comfortable to pursue vigorous outdoor activities. Thus, in this part of the world, summer is a good time to relax, eat and drink good food and beverages, and ponder (Figure 1.1). 

"The diversity of the Chagas parasite, Trypanosoma cruzi, infecting the main Central American vector, Triatoma dimidiata, from Mexico to Colombia."

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Brianna Daniel-Harkins won the Bronze Medal in the 2017 College Greek Exam, the nationally standardized exam for assessing students in their first year of college-level Greek.

"I love the Greek language because it challenges me and does not forgive me--it forces me to forgive myself and allow myself to make mistakes while I translate. Translating is like a puzzle or a math problem to me and teaches me self discipline and critical thinking skills each and every day," says Daniel-Harkins, pictured wearing her prestigious medal. 

Edward Schneider, ENVA ‘16, As I slipped on the algae hugging the concrete banks of Bayou Saint John, flooding my chest waders to obtain a water sample for bacterial analysis, I thought to myself "I sure hope this pays off." Lo and behold, the efforts I made towards my senior capstone project which involved sampling beach, bayou and drinking water set me in a comfortable position when

Airportness: The Nature of Flight
Book by Christopher Schaberg
Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Sep 21, 2017

Sydney Young, ENVA ’17, just finished two months of field work with a Syracuse University PhD student studying plant island biogeography at Clarks Hill Lake just north of Augusta, Georgia. Every day they went to locations on different islands to measure tree diameter, estimate shrub cover for the plots, and take soil samples. They also collected tea bags to measure decomposition rates and took photos of the canopy. She learned the statistics program R while assisting with data analysis.

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