Hopi Hoekstra talks about the MCZ’s collection of horns and antlers on display in the Harvard Museum of Natural History. “Headgear: The Natural History of Horns and Antlers” is on exhibit until January 2. Full Story....
Naomi Pierce joins economists and biologists from Harvard University, University of Toronto and University of East Anglia to co-author a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggesting that the mutually beneficial relationships that species create are maintained...
The NSF awarded a grant to study the dimensions of earth's biodiversity to PI Stuart Davies, Director of the Center for Tropical Forest Science of the Arnold Arboretum, Asia program.Press release, 10/5/2010
Anne Pringle is lead author of a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, showing ffungal spores travel farther by surfing their own wind. Findings could have implications for methods of controlling the spread of fungal pathogens. Full Story.
E.O. Wilson and PED director, Martin Nowak, presented in Nature a new theory on the evolution of eusociality, the rare but spectacularly successful social structure in which individuals of the world’s most dominant species cooperate to raise offspring. ...
HarvardOEBOne evolutionary debate is whether evolutionary complexity is the result of random variations, or if there are evolutionary processes that act uniformly across clades
Stephanie Pierce and Postdoc Katrina Jones… t.co/J3RXZ4NVgG
MCZpaleoHow does biological complexity arise? #mczvertpaleo Stephanie Pierce & Katrina Jones tackle this using the complex mammalian spine as an evolutionary example. Data show major shifts in spine complexity are associated with increases in aerobic capacity! @MCZHarvard@HarvardOEBt.co/xjSQ7Z9XNL