Ben de Bivort'slatest paper in Evolution combines computational modeling and lab experiments on Drosophila to find that variability in temperature and light preference likely reflects a bet-hedging strategy to counter seasonal fluctuations.
Congratulations to OEB graduate student, Tauana Cunha (Giribet Lab) for receiving the Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) from the Society of Systematic Biologists for her project, "Resolving the deep relationships of gastropods with transcriptomics."
Paul Moorcroft'slatest paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences introduces a new model that may provide the best look so far at how tropical forests respond to changes in climate. Full Story.
Bence Ölveczky'slatest study published today in Nature shows for the first time that acute manipulations of specific brain regions can have strikingly different effects than permanent lesions of the same areas. Full Story.
The Harvard Museum of Natural History's new Marine Life gallery features the research work of OEB Profs. Peter Girguis, James McCarthy, Gonzalo Giribetand Colleen Cavanugh. MCZ Director and OEB Prof., James Hanken says the new gallery, which took three years to make, celebrates marine science at Harvard and provides a connection to the public and the issues facing the oceans. … Read more about OEB Profs. Work Featured in HMNH New Marine Life Gallery
Congratulations to OEB graduate student, Stephen Klosterman (Richardson Lab), for receiving the Ecological Society of America's W.D. and S.M. Billings Award for his talk, "Bridging the organism and landscape scales of deciduous forest phenology using an unmanned aerial vehicle, PhenoCam, and remote sensing" at the 2015 ESA meeting. Full Story.
Congratulations to OEB Graduate students, Nicole Bedford (OEB 57), Glenna Clifton (OEB 53), Tauana Cunha (OEB 51), Seth Donoughe (OEB 57), Clara Levy (OEB 52), Thomas Powell (OEB 55), Bruno Souza de Medeiros (OEB 141), Joel Vitti (OEB 242), Jingyi Yu (OEB 223) and Xuemei Zhai (OEB 118) who were awarded the Spring 2015 Derek Bok Center Certificates of Distinction in Teaching. Full story.
Colleen Cavanaugh one of 48 research experts from 50 different scientific organizations who have published a paper in Science calling on the United States government to launch a cross-agency and cross-institutional program to provide support for microbiome research. Full story.