Conservation Biology Takes Flight at Dr. Joseph Johnson’s “BatLab”

By Katelyn Rousch While the BatLab at Ohio University might not be the hideout for a certain iconic Gotham vigilante, it is home to a group of passionate conservation superheroes. Dr. Joseph Johnson and his grad students are all about studying and supporting the group that makes up nearly 25 percent of all mammal species: bats. To everyone besides mammalogists, this figure might be a … Continue reading Conservation Biology Takes Flight at Dr. Joseph Johnson’s “BatLab”

Happy Ohio Archeology Month!

by Katelyn Rousch Dr. Andrew Tremayne and Dr. Joseph Gingerich discuss the Ohio University Field School’s “old news” and dispel some misconceptions about what archeology is. October is a month of gorgeous fall weather, costumes, pumpkins and a burst of vibrant color as nature sunsets into winter. While candy corn and haunted houses may come to mind, most people don’t realize that October is also … Continue reading Happy Ohio Archeology Month!

Shining a Light on Dark Matter with Dr. Douglas Clowe

by Katelyn Rousch Dr. Clowe explains what scientists really mean when they talk about “dark matter,” provides possible theories as to what it might be, and describes his past and present research in the field to discover more about dark matter and the universe. Meet Dr. Douglas Clowe, the current head of the Ohio University Astrophysics Institute. His specialties include gravitational lensing, clusters of galaxies, … Continue reading Shining a Light on Dark Matter with Dr. Douglas Clowe