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Hendrix Biology Professor’s Ecology Research Featured in Private University Products & News Magazine

Dr. Maureen McClung on the science of caring for nature on campus and beyond


ABOVE: Dr. Maureen McClung ’01 with one of the songbirds caught and released as part of a recent research project.

CONWAY, Arkansas (February 28, 2024)—Dr. Maureen McClung ’01, the Judy and Randy Wilbourn Odyssey Associate Professor of Biology and Chair of the Environmental Studies Program at Hendrix College, was featured recently in the February 2024 issue of Private University Products & News.

The piece by Cynthia Mwenja focuses on how McClung seeks opportunities for collaboration, various ways she involves students in ecology research, and how the work those students undertake can benefit the natural world, including the Hendrix campus and surrounding natural areas.

Read the story here or view the full issue, which features a cover image of the Hendrix College Dawkins Welcome Center, here.

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