This week, J was awarded the 2021 Arts and Sciences Teaching Excellence award. More coming soon, but J appreciates all the students, peers that nominate him, and the administration for providing him the award!!
Angela was 1 of 3 panelists to participate in the University of Minnesota's Petri Dish series to address systemic racism in science. Angela was incredible, as were the other 2 panelists (Stefanie Marshall and Hillary Barron) and moderated by the incredible Mohamed Yakub! The Petri dish is co-sponsored by the College of Biological Sciences and the Bell Museum!
If you missed it, the video can be found right here!
After a delayed start to the experiment because of COVID-19 field work restrictions, then hurricane Sally & Zeta knocking out access to the west end of Dauphin Island, J, Leslie, & Chelsea were finally able to get out to layout the DRAGNet sites and install seed rain carpets! This long-term experiment will test how nutrient addition & disturbance impacts secondary succession of coastal dune ecosystems, and is part of the larger multisite experiment.
J gave the Biology departmental seminar at South this afternoon on some of the Education research the lab is currently conducting and a little bit of our future plans! Check out the seminar here
J is virtually visiting Wright State University today to give a seminar on some of the cool work our group is doing! J is super excited to be able to catch up and hang out with former lab mate Megan Rua, assistant professor in the Biological Sciences dept.
Recent Henning Lab undergraduate researcher Madison Nelson will be joining the lab as a dual-enrollment Masters student working toward her M.S. in Biology and M.Ed. in Secondary Education simultaneously! Madison will be exploring how student visible and hidden identities shape their experiences in STEM classes at South Alabama, Auburn, Tuskegee, and Cal State Chico! WooHoo!
New paper out in Ecology Letters in which we measure net ecosystem exchange in the classic Tilman biodiversity-ecosystem function experiment at Cedar Creek! Such a fun project and cool paper lead by Mayank! check it out here.
Congratulations to our amazing graduating seniors! So happy for the four of them although it's always hard to lose such amazing & hard working students. I'm so excited to see what's next for them!
Department of Biology - University of South Alabama