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McDonald Observatory

Bass Foundation Gift Strengthens Outreach at McDonald Observatory

Updates to Field Station Network member McDonald Observatory will be in the Frank N. Bash Visitors Center and improve and expand the visitor experience.

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Research

Targeted Grazing May Help Beat Invasive Buffelgrass

Researchers head to Kenya to unlock the weaknesses of invasive buffelgrass to combat it here in Texas.

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Features

Texas Field Station Network Catalyzes Collaborations Across Field Sites

The recently announced largest-ever gift to the college is helping to bring new research synergies.

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Features

BioBlitz at the Brackenridge Field Lab

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Meet Stengl-Wyer Fellow: Sarah Ortiz

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Girl Day at Brackenridge Field Lab

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Wildflower Center

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Launches Live Owl Nest Cam

A much-loved great horned owl named ‘Athena’ is viewable at The University of Texas at Austin center and field station.

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Research

Natural Labs: UT Field Stations Help Predict Drought Impact

UT scientists study how droughts affect local ecosystems at the Brackenridge Field Laboratory and the Stengl Lost Pines Biological Station.

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The Year After

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Biodiversity Center

Meet the 2023 Stengl-Wyer Scholars, Fellows and Grant Awardees

Three postdoctoral fellows, four graduate students and numerous labs at UT and the Wildflower Center received awards this year.

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