Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology Michael Russello has found that tortoise populations on a Galapagos island frequented by class="mariners" contain hybrids representing two species now extinct on their home islands.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has released a new short film, The Origin of Species: Lizards in an Evolutionary Tree, featuring Jonathan Losos. Shot on location in the Caribbean, Losos demonstrates the traits that enable dozens of anole species to adapt to different vertical niches in the...
The National Science Foundation announced that L. Mahadevan as Associate Director of a new, multi-institutional science and technology center called the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines based at MIT.
L. Mahadevan helped develop a computational model that provides a mechanistic understanding of the formation of villi, the folded elaborations of the lining of the gut, essential for providing sufficient surface area for nutrient absorption. The paper describing the work was published in Science.
Emily Jacobs-Palmer (Hoekstra lab) wins Hamilton Prize for best student presentation at the 2013 Evolution Meetings held recently in Snowbird, UT for her work on the genetics of sperm morphology in deer mice.
Pam Diggle's intensive two-week course in plant morphology at the Arnold Arboretum offered graduate students greater understanding of the genesis of a plant's entire shape and structure. This annual offering complements botanical investigators' current focus on DNA and genetics as determinants of growth and appearance. ...
Arkhat Abzhanov named the 2013-14 Grass Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University. His research project is entitled "Evolution of the Animal Face: From Principles to Mechanisms." Radcliffe Institute fellows are accomplished individuals in an array of fields who pursue independent projects within a rich, multidisciplinary environment.
A new study by Charles Davis and colleagues published in PLoS One, plots 160 years of ecological change revealing record-breaking spring temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in earliest flowering times in the eastern United States in recorded history. The study is...
HarvardOEBIt's #tbt and we visit some work by one of our PhD Students that's still making headlines!
Roopkund Lake is a small body of water nestled deep in the Himalayan mountains miles above sea level. The Lake sits… t.co/NlrkFuvCwt
HarvardOEBNew research by Bence Ölvecsky and Postdoc, Ashesh Dhawale, suggests errors resulting from variability in motor function is a feature, not a bug, of our nervous system and play a critical role in learning. The study… t.co/FZUZ8Z9zRu