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Snow fleas (actually springtails in the Subclass Collembola) are out now!
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I have been seeing lots of Snow Fleas out these last couple of days in this relatively mild weather. I didn't note any concentrations as dense as this one, however -- which I observed and photographed several years ago. They usually just look like black pepper flakes on the snow, until you see that they are hopping (springing) from place to place.

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Rebecca Colemighty tasty!

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Claudio Gratton named 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow

Dr. Claudio Gratton in the Department of Entomology has been selected as a 2013 Leopold Leadership Fellow. Based at the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, the Leopold Leadership Program provides outstanding academic environmental researchers with skills and approaches for communicating and working with partner NGOs, businesses, government and communities to integrate science into decision-making.

Dr. Gratton is among 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists named as Fellows this year. The group was selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of their exceptional scientific qualifications, demonstrated leadership ability, and strong interest in sharing their knowledge beyond traditional academic audiences. The Fellows will take part in intensive leadership and communications training designed to hone their skills in engaging with decision-makers, media, and the public. 

The list of 2013 Fellows and more information about the program is available at 

Congratulations Claudio!






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