The Department of Biological Sciences offers a B.S. with the opportunity to concentrate in human biology, biotechnology, and ecology, as well as a two-year nondegree program in pre-pharmacy and postbaccalaureate certificates in pre-medical studies and pre-veterinary studies. All programs of study provide students with a liberal arts education emphasizing the sciences. Students also get strong hands-on experience by taking at least 4-6 lab classes, and many students get enhanced practical experience through research positions (volunteer, work study, grant funded, and fellowships) in science research labs at USM and elsewhere. The Department of Biological Sciences also offer a master’s degree in biology, with both thesis research and literature research options. Learn more.

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Submissions from 2010

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Glutamine Synthetase Partitioning in Native and Introduced Salt Marsh Grasses, Eric L.G. Hazelton, Thomas J. Knight, and Theresa A. Thodose

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Latitudinal Differences in the Hibernation Characteristics of Woodchucks (Marmota monax), Stam M. Zervanos, Christine R. Maher, Jerry A. Waldvogel, and Gregory L. Florant

Submissions from 2007

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A direct role of JH in the control of imaginal disc formation and growth in Manduca, J. W. Truman, K. Hiruma, J. P. Allee, S.G.B. MacWhinnie, David Champlin, and L. M. Riddiford

Submissions from 2005

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Ecotypic variation in phosphorus acquisition mechanisms within marine picocyanobacteria, Lisa Moore, M. Ostrowski, D. J. Scanlan, K. Feren, and T. Sweetsir

Submissions from 2004

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Constraints on adaptive evolution: The functional trade-off between reproduction and fast-start swimming performance in the Trinidadian guppy (Poecilia reticulata), Cameron K. Ghalambor, David N. Reznick, and Jeffrey A. Walker

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Dynamics of pectoral fin rowing in a fish with an extreme rowing stroke: the threespine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), Jeffrey A. Walker

Submissions from 2003

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Nitric oxide mediates seasonal muscle potentiation in clam gills, Louis F. Gainey Jr. and Michael J. Greenberg

Submissions from 2002

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Fluid dynamics of flapping aquatic flight in the bird wrasse: three-dimensional unsteady computations with fin deformation, Ravi Ramamurti, William C. Sandberg, Rainald Lӧhner, Jeffrey A. Walker, and Mark W. Westneat

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Rotational lift: something different or more of the same?, Jeffrey A. Walker

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Performance limits of labriform propulsion and correlates with fin shape and motion, Jeffrey A. Walker and Mark W. Westneat

Submissions from 2000

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Does a rigid body limit maneuverability?, Jeffrey A. Walker