The Division of Biological Sciences

Biology, as the study of living systems, reveals the fundamental principles that govern the complexity within our cells, in the diverse organisms around us, and across vast landscapes. Thus, biology also provides the insights and tools necessary to address real-world problems, from conserving rare species to understanding the mechanisms of human disease. In the Division of Biological Sciences, we are committed to fundamental research excellence, to training the next generation of scientists and leaders through innovative graduate and undergraduate programs, and to fostering biological literacy in our communities.

DBS Seminars and Events

Monday Oct. 5, 2015
NO CMMB Seminar
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015
ISB 110, 12:10 - 1:00
OBE Noon Seminar

New Student Introductory Symposium
Wednesday Oct. 7, 2015
ISB 110, 4:10 - 5:00
OBE Ecology & Evolution Seminar 
Jeff Good (OBE):"Developmental syndromes underlying the evolution of reproductive isolation in mammals"

Curious about local fungi?? Join OBE grad student and local lichen expert Tim Wheeler for two events hosted by the MT Native Plant Society.

  • Thursday Oct. 8 (7:00 PM) - Talk on Macrofungi of Montana @ Lee Metcalf Wildlife Refuge Headquarters in Stevensville
  • Sunday Oct. 11 (9:00 AM) - Mushroom & lichen foray in Lolo Canyon. Meet @ Travelers Rest State Park.

DBS News

Animal Weapons book wins Phi Beta Kappa Award

Doug Emlen

Professor Doug Emlen's book about arms races in animals and humans has won the Phi Beta Kappa prize for the best popular science book of 2015! Congratulations Doug!

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