Nature Up North

Nature Up North

Mission Nature Up North is a community-based organization whose mission is to foster a deeper sense of appreciation for, and connection to, the North Country environment and in doing so to create a bioregionally literate community that is committed to protecting the wild things and wild places that define this place we call home. Long-term…

Erika Barthelmess

Erika Barthelmess

I am a vertebrate ecologist and conservation biologist. I earned my B.A. in Biology at Earlham College, where I spent a semester abroad in Kenya. I earned my Ph.D. in Systematics and Ecology at the University of Kansas, and conducted post-doctoral research at Vanderbilt University before arriving at St. Lawrence. I am currently serving as…

Microscopy

Microscopy

This project is a showcase of student and faculty work produced in the Anthropology, Biology, Geology and Physics Departments at St. Lawrence University using confocal, light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Access to this research grade equipment allows students to learn specimen preparation techniques, laser physics, digital image acquisition and analysis. The concept of a…

Alexander Schreiber

Alexander Schreiber

Nothing fascinates me more than the mystery of vertebrate metamorphosis. How does a tadpole turn into a frog? What genes mediate the abrupt transformation of a larval fish or amphibian into its juvenile form? How did metamorphosis evolve? I have studied the biology of vertebrate metamorphosis in fishes and frogs for over 22 years. Metamorphosis…

Aswini Pai

Aswini Pai

I am an ethnobotanist and plant ecologist. I earned my B. Sc. in Zoology at Cochin College, an M. Sc. in Wildlife Science at the Wildlife Institute of India and my Ph.D. in Plant Biology at Ohio University. Before arriving at St. Lawrence, I was an ecologist with Development Alternatives, an organization that that works…

Renaissance Venice

Renaissance Venice

At the peak of its Renaissance period, the Republic of Venice presented itself as the perfect embodiment of Plato’s and Aristotle’s classical republican model. At the same time, it reached a significant hegemonic position in the Western world measured both by hard (military and economic power) as well as soft (political philosophy and culture) standards…

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