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Auriel Fournier (Van Der Laar)
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Research 101 - It's a Long Process
( Oberazzi ) Research at its core is simple. Be it physics, engineering, anthropology or wildlife ecology you have a question or an idea about the world and you test to see if it holds any water. Regardless of what question you ask, there is always lots of ...
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Record Setting Yellow Rails
  Yellow Rail, captured by Nick Seeger, Fall 2013 BK Leach Conservation Area, Missouri One of the cool things that we've documented on my project is Yellow Rails in many places and in numbers that we did not expect. We observed over 30 of them in 2012 and 6...
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13 FY Annual Report
In April all of the students in the Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit presented to our cooperators on our projects for the 2013 fiscal year. Its a great way for all of us get feedback and make sure that our projects are still answering th...
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#studyingforcomps - tips & suggestions
Since I'm now on the other side of comps I've had a few people ask me for suggestions on how to prepare for their own. Here's a few thoughts. Talk to your committee early and often. Here at UA my committee are the ones who evaluated my comprehensive exams, ...
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#studyingforcomps - carving out time
My comps are coming up fast (8 days!!) and the end of the semester is finally past, FINALLY. The past two months have been a bit of a wake up call about how I need to take care of myself as well as my work. In the spirit of taking care of myself, I'm carvin...
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Tracking Louisiana Waterthrushes
Can you see the tiny clear antennae sticking out from between his feathers, that is the geolocator A bird smaller then your fist will fly over 4000 miles in the next year as part of it's normal routine. Understanding how it does that, and how all the other ...
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Sitting by the river...
Endings always make me sad, beginnings always scare me. No matter how many times I go through both I am always sad to leave and scared of whats next. I tend to focus on this far to much, I over plan, over think and under appreciate the moment that I am in. ...
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I LOVE science because.
This post was inspired by a post of the same name by Hope Jahren , who's blog is much better written and worth reading then this one.  I love science because the idea a bird can FLY from continent to continent twice a year and come back to the same place, a...
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