Red Phlox by Robin Hopkins

Forces of Isolation

September 25, 2014

Robin Hopkins and her research team have successfully demonstrated a method for measuring the strength of selection in favor of reproductive isolation in Phlox drummondii, helping scientists end a long and frustratingly difficult history of measuring reproductive isolation in wildflowers....

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L Mahadevan

All Goes Swimmingly

September 19, 2014

At nearly 100 feet long and weighing as much as 170 tons, the blue whale is the largest creature on the planet, and by far the heaviest living thing ever seen on Earth. So there’s no way it could have anything in common with the tiniest fish larvae, which are mere millimeters in length and tip the scales at a fraction of a gram, right?...

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Joe Roman Awarded 2014-2015 Hrdy Visiting Fellowship

July 29, 2014

Joe Roman awarded 2014-2015 Hrdy Visiting Fellow in Conservation Biology. The fellowship is awarded to an individual who will engage in scientific study and work in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.

Cover of Nature Communications 2014

Postdoc Mary C. Stoddard Published in Nature Communications

June 18, 2014

Findings by Postdoctoral Fellow, Mary C. Stoddard (Edwards lab) and colleagues from the University of Cambridge were published in the Journal Nature Communications "The ability of Common Cuckoos to mimic the appearance of many of their hosts' eggs has been known for centuries. The astonishing finding here is that hosts can fight back against cuckoo mimicry by evolving...

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Getting to the Source

Getting to the Source

March 11, 2014

A team of researchers, led by Peter Girguis, have demonstrated that the bacterium Rhodopseudomonas palustris can use natural conductivity to pull electrons from minerals located deep in soil and sediment while remaining at the surface, where it absorbs the sunlight needed to produce energy. Read more.

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You Call This Spring?

You Call This Spring?

May 1, 2014

Elizabeth Wolkovich -- an authority on plant phenology, or the timing of natural life cycle events, and how those may be affected by climate change -- offered an insider's view to The Gazette of the slow-blooming spring and how it fits into the puzzle of past and future climate change.

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