While everyone is still isolating, quarantining or keeping socially distant, there might be enough time to fit in a new hobby, one with a Tulane connection: raptor reporting.
Jennifer Coulson, PhD, of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology in the School of Science and Engineering,... more
Jordan Karubian has been conducting tropical research in northwest Ecuador since 2003, long before he joined the faculty of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Tulane University in 2010.
Having lived in Ecuador for six years, he knew the area to be a conservation hotspot for... more
Tulane’s Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies hosted its fifth annual Three Minute Thesis competition for PhD students on Thursday, November 7th in the Kendall-Cram Lecture Hall.
The competition cultivates doctoral students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills and... more
A team of researchers, including two from Tulane University, has identified a new species of pocket shark, following careful study of a pocket shark that made international headlines in 2015 after it was brought to the Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection at the Tulane University Biodiversity Research... more
Margaret K. “Meg” Maurer of Forest Lake, Minnesota, a Newcomb Scholar and 2019 graduating senior, died in a tragic accident on March 5. The Tulane community mourns the loss of this truly exceptional person. Meg, an outstanding and dedicated student by any measure, was the recipient of numerous... more
From the woodpecker and the parrot to the falcon and the dove, birds are among the most fascinating creatures on the planet.
As Tulane biologist and birding expert Bruce Fleury says, “Birds are phenomenally interesting—and often extremely surprising—in their biology, physiology, aerodynamics and... more
Tulane University’s Karubian Lab has released a new five-year, two-part study on the populations of brown pelicans along the Gulf Coast. The work charts the birds’ ability to rebound from near extinction in the state of Louisiana as a result of storms and the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
A Tulane University researcher who studies bird migration has found that a decline in the number of wood thrushes is probably due to deforestation in Central America, not to the loss and degrading of forest in the United States where the songbird breeds.
The study by Caz Taylor, an associate... more
Could mockingbirds, known for mimicking the sounds of other birds, also be mirroring the effects of lead exposure in humans?
Tulane University researchers have received a grant from the Morris Animal Foundation to continue their study on this and other possible results of lead exposure in wildlife... more
Tulane University senior Clare Lister didn’t spend much time in a typical classroom during her study abroad semester in Tanzania this spring. Instead, she went on safari to learn about wildlife conservation, to a homestay in a remote village to learn about Maasai culture and to a rainforest reserve... more