Researcher seeks nematodes at the bottom of the world
December 08, 2003
Byron Adams, assistant professor of molecular biology and microbiology, leaves this week for Antarctica, where he researches the tiny worms called nematodes. Although the continent's frigid temperatures and remote location make life tough for researchers, those conditions combine to create a perfect field laboratory for observing the impact of incremental changes in the environment.
Since no other species inhabit the nematodes' icy realm, Adams can add water, raise temperature or otherwise modify the soil and observe the results. The work helps show how climate changes can affect ecosystems.
Move over, Indiana Jones. In her undergraduate work authenticating the Mesoamerican greenstone collection at BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures, anthropology student Chloe Burkey developed an eagle eye for the microscopic details that distinguish authentic artifacts from forged ones.
Brigham Young University continues to be one of the best values in the country when it comes to higher education, according to new rankings from Forbes, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review.