Hilltop Photo of the Week
Welcome to Birmingham-Southern's “Hilltop Photo of the Week” web page and archives. Each week at this site, we'll feature a photo that depicts some aspect of life on the Hilltop campus, along with brief information about what is taking place in the Photo of the Week.
The college welcomes submissions to be considered for the Hilltop Photo of the Week. Scanned or digital photos can be e-mailed to the Office of Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org, or photographic prints may be sent through campus mail to Box 549004. Please limit photo submissions to those that depict some aspect of the BSC experience, and be sure to identify what is taking place in the photo, along with location and people involved.
View the Photo of the Week archive here.
Exploring the biology of Costa Rica—Birmingham-Southern's Megan Gibbons, associate professor of biology, and Peter Van Zandt, visiting assistant professor of biology, took seven BSC students to Costa Rica this summer to do ecological research in a tropical rainforest. The students and professors stayed at the La Selva Biological Station for six weeks and worked on several different research projects on moth caterpillars, red-eyed tree frogs, poison dart frogs, and harvestmen (daddy long legs). Some of the students were undertaking their senior capstone research projects, while the rest were participants in a Tropical Ecology Research course the professors were teaching. Pictured here (from left to right) are Zac Napier, Wil Gilmore, and Daniel Osula finding harvestmen under a log. The three worked with Van Zandt and Daniel Proud, a Ph.D. candidate from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, to study the diversity of harvestmen at La Selva.
Photo by Dr. Peter Van Zandt