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Sep
15
2017
TITAN has been updated on CRAN (the R comprehensive archive network) and can be installed using one of dozens of CRAN mirrors from anywhere in the world. TITAN has been applied in ~140 studies since it was first published in 2010, with more users every year. This update is intended to make diagnostics more straightforward in addition to faster processing times.
Jul
15
2017
King and his lab group will be funded for at least a second year to study the effects of headwater streams on downstream ecosystems in Alaska. The award, from the Alaska State Wildlife Fund and US FWS, totals $97,000 for fiscal year 2018.
Apr
15
2017
Caleb Robbins, a PhD student in the Aquatic Ecology lab, published his first paper in Ecosphere, a rigorous journal of the Ecological Society of America. Congrats, Caleb!
Jan
18
2017
For more than three decades a legal dispute raged between Oklahoma and Arkansas over acceptable phosphorus levels in the scenic waterways along the Illinois River. The issue eventually reached the U.S. Supreme Court in 1992. Now, a three-year study conducted by Baylor biology professor Ryan S. King recently helped settle the long-standing dispute.
Dec
20
2016
Members of a two-state panel completed on Monday what was described as the "monumental" task of identifying a scientifically defensible phosphorus standard for Oklahoma's scenic rivers.
Jun
9
2016
Dr. Ryan S. King, the Baylor University professor who is leading a two-year stressor-response study of the Illinois River Basin, presented on Tuesday data that will be used to make that determination.
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
and so does sex.
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.
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