January 20, 2013
Amanda Fujikawa and Christian Elowsky (doctoral students in the School of Natural Resources) presented "Blowflies, Beetles and Bad Guys: Ecology and Forensic Science" for children and families as a part of the Sunday with a Scientist program.
Their presentation at Morrill Hall centered on the importance of blowflies and beetles in regards to their roles in decomposition, ecology and their use in forensic science.
January 1, 2013
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Frederick Baxendale, Professor and Extension Entomologist in the Department of Entomology at UNL, as the new Director of the Forensic Science Degree Program.
November 6, 2012
Karl Reinhard, a faculty member of UNL’s Forensic Science Program, won the natural sciences division of Brazil's most prestigious book awards, the Prêmio Jabuti, or "Tortoise Award."
The winning publication, "Fundamentals of Paleoparasitology", a compilation of essays and research examining the history and impacts of parasitic worms, was the result of a collaboration with Brazilian luminaries Luiz Fernando Ferreira and Aduato Araújo.
September 13, 2012
Amanda Fujikawa’s graduate research may change the way insects are considered in determining post-mortem intervals. Her work has shown that insect behavior and morphology may be more complicated than previously believed.
Her findings may significantly impact the field of Forensic Science, and if some of these variables can be further studied and confirmed, post-mortem interval may be determined with more accuracy.