Donald R Powers

Donald R Powers

Newberg, OR

George Fox University

Professor of Biology


Published on Aug 03, 2017

We Have Data!!!!!!!

Isabelle has been working really hard sorting through all the infrared videos she and Anusha collected at the Southwestern Research Station back in June. If you don't work with this sort of imager...

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Published on Jun 25, 2017

Field Work Completed!!

We wrapped up field work a couple days ago and are headed home to begin analysis. Just another HUGE thank you to everyone for your support. We could not have pulled this off without your help. F...

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Published on Jun 14, 2017

Yes!!!!! We Have Results!!!!

Thought I would write a short note to share an example infrared (IR) video from our work on hummingbird hypothermia here in the Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona. I can't find a way to ...

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Published on Jun 09, 2017

The Project Begins!!!

Today Isabelle (who was funded by this project) and Anusha Shankar (Ph.D. student at Stony Brook University) basically remodeled our lab at the Southwestern Research Station (SWRS) for the hypother...

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Published on May 22, 2017

Summer Research Begins!!!

It has been way too long since I posted a lab note.  Busyness at the end of the semester, my research students traveling during May, and lots of planning for summer got me a bit distracted.  Anyway...

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Published on Mar 31, 2017

Time to Roll Up Our Sleeves!

Today is my last day at WSL, a Swiss federal land ecology research unit in Birmensdorf - near Zurich - where I have spent the last month working on projects related to the NASA grant that has funde...

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Published on Mar 24, 2017

Hummingbirds: So Much to Learn!

Forgive me if I have rambled a bit in the text below, but wanted to touch base one more time before the end of the campaign.  With only 3 days left in the campaign we continue to feel blessed by al...

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Published on Mar 19, 2017

Beyond the Science!

Since I am on a sabbatical trip to Switzerland training for summer fieldwork has paused until I return to the lab in April.  Even so, it so important for us to keep connected not only to our projec...

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Published on Mar 13, 2017

Rewards of Working with Undergraduates

I am currently in the midst of a month-long sabbatical trip to Switzerland so communications with home are a bit out-of-sync due to the 8-hour time difference (used to be 9 hours until daylight sav...

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Published on Mar 07, 2017

Hummingbirds are AMAZING!!!

Before I get in to today's lab note, I wanted to emphasize that if you have ANY questions regarding this project, or hummingbirds in general please do not hesitate to ask!  A good place to ask woul...

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Published on Mar 01, 2017

Undergraduate Research Experiences Are Critical!!

This note does note relate directly to the current project proposal, but is important because it gives emphasis to the importance of promoting opportunities for undergraduates to do real research. ...

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Published on Feb 27, 2017

Training in the Powers Lab!!!

In the Powers Lab research data is largely collected by undergraduate students.  Typically, the students will enroll in an independent research course during the Spring and spend the entire semeste...

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You are absolutely welcome! We are excited to get started!
Mar 16, 2017
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Thank you! So do we! The idea is really novel. Hopefully we meet our goal and can get it done. Cheers!
Feb 28, 2017
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I am here to answer any questions! Ask away!!! I will even answer general hummingbird questions not related to the project.
Feb 27, 2017
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