UT’s Biology in a Box program, which serves students across all grade levels, is the brainchild of Susan Riechert, a Distinguished Service Professor and Chancellor’s Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
A new study is using observations made by Henry David Thoreau—19th-century American naturalist, social reformer, and philosopher—to explore the effects of climate change on tree leaf-out and, as a result, the emergence of spring wildflowers.
A new study, coauthored by researchers at UT, is the first to show how climate-driven evolution in tree populations alters the way trees directly interact with their immediate soil environment.
Researchers at UT have discovered the largest individual of any cave salamander in North America, a 9.3-inch specimen of Berry Cave salamander.
According to a study co-authored by PhD candidate, Samuel Borstein, reef fish species at the extremes of the food chain evolve faster than fish species in the middle of the food chain with a more varied diet.
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.