0 comments Saturday, 21 July 2012

Wales' early modern medical historian Dr Alun Withey (we believe this is not him) writes on 'Beards, Moustaches and Facial Hair in History'. Alun Withey is an academic historian of early modern medicine and social history, with a particular interest in Welsh medical history. From the 1st September 2012 he’ll be a research fellow at the University of Exeter, working on  the Wellcome-Trust funded project “The medical world of early modern England, Wales and Ireland, c. 1500-1715″.


0 comments Friday, 20 July 2012

Alexander Egan, Graduate Student, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota.

My interests in entomology include population ecology, geographic range, and use of indicator species for resource protection or remediation efforts. I am currently working to identify invertebrate communities utilizing coastal rock pools at several national parks of Lake Superior, recognize rare or alpine-arctic disjunct invertebrate taxa, and assist the parks in long term management strategies for protecting coastal habitats. Because international shipping lanes pass near or through the parks, an important use of these data will be for geographic triage during spill response, and shoreline habitat restoration in the event of oil or fuel spills.