Welcome to NDSU Research and Creative Activity
Shape students’ futures. Generate new discoveries. Build economic opportunities for the region. Research and creative activity at North Dakota State University serve as catalysts of opportunity.
“The early bird gets the worm” sometimes means being first increases the chance of success. International research by Dr. Timothy Greives, assistant professor in biological sciences at NDSU, discovered something else in research results that received global attention and interest in the findings.
Results of the study of songbirds provide insight into the evolution of daily rhythms driven by a body clock. For birds in the study, sleeping in meant they found more birds in their nests that they did not father, resulting in a “you snooze, you lose” effect. Researchers from the U.S., Germany, United Kingdom, Italy and the Netherlands conducted the study.