While scientists agree that most biological diversity originated in the tropics, the jury is still out on how tropical species diversity formed and how it is maintained. A new study by UT researchers published in Science addresses these long-standing questions.
When Elizabeth Derryberry saw how dramatically traffic decreased during shutdowns to limit the spread of COVID-19, the University of Knoxville, Tennessee, professor wondered how the reduced noise might affect bird song.
A team from across campus has come together to make life better for pollinators at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville through outreach, community engagement, education, and project areas.
UT’s McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture will host a family day from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 15, to celebrate Charles Darwin’s birthday.
When a wildfire obliterates a forest, the first life to rise from the ashes is usually a fungus—one of several species that cannot complete its life cycle without fire.
For a plant to thrive, it needs the help of a friendly fungus—preferably one that will dig its way deep into the cells of the plant’s roots.
The effects of climate change in the tropics are manifesting as changes in species abundances, shifts in ranges, and changes in the timing of life history events, like fruiting and flowering of trees, according to a literature review published in the Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution, and Systematics and authored by a UT professor.
A bird that has been declared extinct in the wild for more than 30 years could see a return to its natural habitat on the Pacific island of Guam, thanks to the work of a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researcher.
Targeting the mosquito population within a defined area is the primary way scientists and public health officials mitigate the spread of diseases caused by viruses like Zika, dengue fever, and West Nile.
According to a study published in Nature Communications, cooperation among competing fishers can boost fish stocks on coral reefs.
New research by a global team of scientists has resulted in significant strides in ornithological classification and identified possible causes of diversity among modern bird species.
Populations with a high prevalence of AIDS-immunocompromised people are more likely to see the emergence of antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections, according to a study coauthored by researchers at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and published in PLOS One.