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The Network of Clusters. Credit: Knoll et al

A New Way to Measure Five Mass Extinctions on Earth

May 24, 2018

Andrew Knoll and a team of researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and the Carnegie Institution for Science, used a metric they termed "swing factor" to determine the ecological impact from the change in the number of animals within each palaeo-community in a given time-frame. The study, published in the latest issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) showed that of the five...

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New Spider Family Tree Tries to Untangle the Evolution of Webs

New Spider Family Tree Tries to Untangle the Evolution of Webs

April 27, 2018

A long-running and fiercely debated question among scientists "Did spiders evolve to spin the orb web only once? Or multiple times?" may have an answer in a new study in Current Biology, led by a team of researchers including Gonzalo Giribet and postdoctoral fellow, Rosa Fernández. The research team compared approximately 2,500 genes from 159...

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2018 Sep 13

OEB Special Seminar

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