With Halloween just around the corner, bats are everywhere from decorations to horror movies. Gary McCracken, professor of evolutionary ecology, has studied bats for over 20 years, provides four fascinating facts about the winged creatures.
Alison Boyer, a joint ORNL assistant professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, spoke with Newsweek about the impact humans have had on mammals shrinking over time.
Sara Lipshutz, a doctoral candidate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was quoted in a Gizmodo article about a recently published article in Current Biology on hummingbird courtship dives.
Ecology graduate student Angela Chuang talked to Inside Science on spider flight, known as “ballooning.”
NIMBioS’s Sergey Gavrilets recently received a grant from the US Department of Defense for a project that will develop new mathematical modeling tools to investigate political revolutions and the resilience of human societies to shocks.
Coal mining, under current US regulations, has significantly reduced the abundance and variety of fish, invertebrates, salamanders, and other aquatic life in streams.
Louis Gross has been honored with the 2018 SEC Faculty Achievement Award. His research focuses on using computational and mathematical tools to address environmental problems.
In a trend that echoes the U.S.-Mexico border debate, some say that calling non-native animals “foreigners” and “invaders” only worsens the problem, according to an article in Smithsonian Magazine. UT ecologist Daniel Simberloff feels that those who believe this deny the existence of climate change.
The McClung Museum will host Darwin Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, February 10.
Earther featured a study lead by researchers from UT and the University of Vermont about the climate model that factors in how humans react to climate change.
Humans may be the dominant cause of global temperature rise, but they may also be a crucial factor in helping to reduce it.
Gordon Burghardt, Alumni Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, was quoted in a New York Times article about the debate on whether reptiles and amphibians should be house pets.