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Richard Donovan
Rainforest Alliance VP to Discuss Sustainable Forestry in Latin America

Richard Donovan, vice president of forestry for Rainforest Alliance, will give a talk, “Rainforest Alliance, Conservation and Sustainable Forestry in Latin America,” on Monday, April 1, at noon, in the Kennedy Science Auditorium, Taylor Science Center. The lecture is free and open to the public.  More ...

Ernest Williams
New Scientist Quotes Williams on Butterfly Migration

New Scientist magazine quoted Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology,  in “The chilly secret to monarch migration,” an article that examined possible trigger prompting these butterflies to leave the warmth of Mexico to travel to the United States in the spring. In the Feb. 17 article, Williams commented on how warming temperatures might change migration patterns.  More ...

Members of the Environmental Studies Forever Wild class in the wilderness near Old Forge.
Forever Wild Adirondacks Class Makes Winter Hike

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, led his Adirondack class -  Environmental Studies 220, Forever Wild: The Cultural and Natural Histories of the Adirondack Park - on a snowshoe hike into the wilderness near Old Forge on Feb. 10. The group hiked to a frozen-over beaver pond and identified tree species growing in the Adirondacks. It was a beautiful day for exploring the northern forest, with fresh snow and blue skies.  More ...

A Frosted Elfin, one of the species studied.
Ernest Williams Co-Authors Article in Biological Conservation

In a new study, Hamilton College Biology Professor Ernest Williams and Boston University researchers have found that butterflies show signs of being affected by climate change in a way similar to plants and bees, but not birds, in the Northeast United States. Their findings indicate that butterflies are flying earlier in warmer years.  More ...

Williams Publishes Article and Photos in American Butterflies

“Microclimates and the Survival of Overwintering Monarchs” by William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Ernest Williams was published in the summer issue of American Butterflies magazine.  More ...

A Yellowstone checkerspot butterfly, as pictured on the cover of <em>Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society.</em>
Williams Publishes in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society

Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology, published an article titled “Population Loss and Gain in the Rare Butterfly Euphydryas gillettii (Nymphalidae)” in Journal of the Lepidopterists' Society (66:147-155).  This study revealed some of the effects of climate change on living organisms.  More ...

Students in Bio. 237 with Professors Ernest Williams and Bill Pfitsch.
Ecology Class Examines Adirondack Forest

For the 29th year in a row, the ecology class (Bio. 237) went up Whiteface Mountain to look at how and why the composition and structure of the forest changes with elevation. The 23 students on the Oct. 7 trip were led by Associate Professor of Biology Bill Pfitsch and Ernest Williams, the William R. Kenan Professor of Biology.  More ...

Students who had science-related summer internships recounted their experiences.
Science Majors Share Summer Internship Experiences

Five Hamilton students who spent the summer working in science-related internships had the opportunity to share information on their experiences in the first event in a new Career Center series on Sept. 24.  More ...

Ken Bart's electron microscrope image of the surface of a tomato leaf.
Electron Microscopy Images by Bart in Huffington Post

Two of Ken Bart's microscopy images appear in an article “Everyday Objects Up Close” in The Huffington Post (9/17/12). Bart is director of Hamilton’s Microscopy and Imaging Facility. The slide show features electron microscope images provided by scientific instruments company FEI.  Bart’s images show the surface of a tomato leaf and a caterpillar.  More ...

Jinnie Garrett, right, speaks with students at the Asian University for Women in Bangladesh.
Garrett Gives Workshop in Bangladesh

Professor of Biology Jinnie Garrett presented a workshop titled "Critical Consumption of Scientific Developments at the Local Level: How does community decide whether a particular scientific product is beneficial?” at the Grassroots Women's Political Leadership Forum held Sept. 9-19 at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh.  More ...

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