Reunion of the Chairs

Posted: November 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm, Last Updated: November 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Reunion of the Chairs of the Department of Biology on October 31, 2014: Dr. Larry Rockwood, Chair 1980-89, 1996-98 and 2011 to present Dr. Averett Tombes, Chair 1977-1980 Dr. Michael Emsley, Chair 1967-1974 Dr. Paulette Royt, Chair 2000-2003

2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program is open

Posted: October 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm, Last Updated: October 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm

Applications are now being accepted!  Please visit the blog post Applications for the 2015 Smithsonian Institution Fellowship Program Now Open for a list of affiliated programs and their individual deadlines. Most programs have an application deadline of Dec. 1, 2014, but some programs may vary. For more information, please go to or call the Smithsonian […]

Dr. Andrea Weeks leads new statewide plant life database project

Posted: October 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm, Last Updated: October 24, 2014 at 6:14 pm

George Mason University is leading a statewide National Science Foundation-funded project to catalog and digitize dried plant specimens and upload the information into a database. The project will chronicle how plant life in Virginia has evolved, and it could discover some new species along the way. Herbaria from the entire southeastern United States is part […]

Biology majors are hired as NatureServe fall interns

Posted: October 24, 2014 at 5:33 pm, Last Updated: October 26, 2014 at 3:19 pm

The Department of Biology is pleased to share that two biology majors from GMU have been hired by NatureServe as interns in their Botany Department for the fall semester. Isaac Matlock is an undergraduate biology major with a special interest in botany. He will be working on conservation status assessments of rare plants and other […]

Seminar by Dr. Rebecca Forkner – October 24, 2014

Posted: October 22, 2014 at 3:56 pm

“Insect Driven Changes in Autumn Phenology” Friday, October 24, 2014 @ Research Hall, Showcase, 1:30pm by Dr. Rebecca Forkner, Department of Biology, George Mason University

Let your ears discover birdsong right here at Mason

Posted: September 19, 2014 at 12:13 am, Last Updated: September 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

The George Mason Bird Club is open to the Mason community.  Dr. David Luther of the Department of Biology is a bird expert and the faculty advisor of the year-old club, whose twin missions are to boost bird awareness on campus and to conduct research. The club is conducting research about the number of birds on […]