Bio 487 Biology Colloquium - The biology colloquium meets regularly during the academic year for lectures and discussions led by visiting scholars, faculty, and student researchers.
Out of the 80 billion pounds of plastic made per year in the United States, 75 percent will end up in waste streams after little to no use. Laura Boran, Luther College senior of Brainerd, Minnesota, is researching new ways to help alleviate this global issue. This summer she is attempting to create a new bioplastic, an alternative to petroleum-based plastic.
Anna Burke ('16) earned the Frank G. Brooks Award for Excellence in Student Research presented by the North Central District of the Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society.
Students have the opportunity to take a tour of the cadaver dissection lab in Sampson-Hoffland Laboratory.
Even though Professor of Biology Tex Sordahl (‘73) is nearing his final days at Luther College, his legacy will live on through the Hoslett Museum of Natural History.
Tim Johnson, Seed Savers seed bank manager, will discuss the biology of seeds, seed storage, a brief history of agriculture and the cultural practice of seed saving as the first step toward agriculture in the lecture "Garden Hackers, Rogue Biologists, and Agricultural Anarchists: The Biology and Culture of Seed Saving" at 9:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, in Valders Hall of Science, Room 206 on the Luther College campus.
The Luther Land Use Committee recently announced its intention to restore the Ylvisaker slope to its native oak savanna landscape.
Michael Sorenson, a 1984 Luther grad and Biology major, will be the speaker for the 43rd Annual Sherman Hoslett Memorial Lecture on Saturday, October 11th.
Amy Morey, Luther College class of 2006, was awarded the 2014 Monsanto Research Grant Award. The research grant provides funds to outstanding Entomological Society of America student members who are undertaking research projects.
Wind energy is becoming a prominent feature of both economic and visual landscapes across the United States. Wind turbines, like the one here in Decorah, are a sustainable energy resource, and help keep our air clean by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But what effects do they have on the local wildlife, and how can any threats be minimized?
In June, four Luther biology students competed in a college quiz-bowl type of contest known as the Linnaean Games during the North Central Branch meetings of the Entomological Society of America.
The biology department has routinely been burning the prairies for more than 20 years and this year is no different.