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Mar
13
2016
A recent study by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers found that a popular herbicide does not appear to have a long-term, measurable impact on aquatic plant life.
Apr
3
2014
WACO, Texas (April 3, 2014) -- Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology in Baylor’s College of Arts and Sciences, was awarded a $600,000 grant to estimate the appropriate phosphorus level in the Illinois River and nearby rivers and streams and help settle an on-going legal dispute between Oklahoma and Arkansas that reached all the way to the Supreme Court in 1992.
Aug
14
2014
The Illinois River, a tributary of the Arkansas River, runs for 145 miles through Arkansas and Oklahoma. For decades, the two states have fought over pollution in the river, with Oklahoma blaming Arkansas for polluting the river with elevated phosphorus from municipal waste water and poultry fertilizers, which leads to an increase in algae growth. …
Sep
27
2013
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Aug
2
2012
Water pollution from surface coal mining has degraded more than 22 percent of streams and rivers in southern West Virginia to the point they may now qualify as impaired under state criteria, according to a new study by scientists at Duke and Baylor.
Dec
2
2011
An article by Dr. Ryan S. King, associate professor of biology at Baylor University, has been selected and evaluated by the Faculty of 1000 (F1000), a database of more than 100,000 evaluations of the top 2 percent of published articles in biology and medicine.
Jun
15
2011
A new study from biology researchers at Baylor University and the University of Maryland-Baltimore has found that there are consistent and widespread declines in stream biodiversity at lower levels of urban development more damaging than what was previously believed.
Jul
24
2011
ScienceDaily (June 29, 2011) -- Some areas of the southern United States are suffering from the longest dry spell since 1887 and a new Baylor University study shows that could prove problematic for aquatic organisms.
Nov
1
2014
In the Sept. 9, 2014 release of the U.S. News rankings, Baylor moved up to No. 71 among National Universities, achieving the University’s best rating since U.S. News began ranking institutions beyond the top 50 in 2002. Baylor was ranked No. 75 by U.S. News in 2013.
Sep
1
2009
An EPA-funded study at Baylor University found that excessive phosphorus inputs to Texas streams are linked to declines in water quality as well as aquatic plants and animals.
Jan
4
2010
A new Baylor University study funded by the Environmental Protection Agency has found that concentrations of phosphorus above 20 parts per billion (ppb) are linked to declines in water quality and aquatic plant and animal life.
Feb
2
2010
Baylor University researchers along with ecologists from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County have developed a new method that measures the impact of human-caused environmental degradation on environmental biodiversity.
Mar
19
2010
Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society will be hosting its 3rd annual Texas Native Plant Sale from 9:00AM to 3:00PM on Saturday, April 17 in the Baylor Science Building Plaza.
Sep
18
2009
The Aquatic Ecology Lab at Baylor University is seeking applicants for up to two PhD graduate assistantships starting summer/fall 2010.
Jul
28
2009
With construction and new growth in virtually all regions of the United States, getting a better understanding of the role plants play in the survival of local wildlife is vital. Toward this goal, two Baylor University student researchers are spending their summer in the lower Kenai Peninsula in Alaska to research the effects of alder and its nitrogen contributions to small, salmon-rearing streams.
Sep
16
2008
Jason Taylor, a PhD student in Biology, was awarded a $111,000 Fellowship from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
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