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.
A debate over reptile pets erupted in a series of articles published recently in the journal, Veterinary Record. In a linked editorial, UT’s Gordon Burghardt said issues of health, best practices for keeping captives, and preventing disease transmission to humans “are important for veterinarians to address.”
National Geographic reports a new study that says feral horses or camels may not “belong” where we put them, but they’re keeping the species wild and helping the ecosystem. Some say that wild horses grazing on the Western range or camels in Australia are on the “wrong” continent. This study argues that these animals should
UT professor Gordon Burghardt teamed up with Akira Mori, a professor at Kyoto University in Japan, to study how different snakes respond when fed toxic foods. In a recent New Scientist article, their researched showed that when snakes were fed toxic toads, they became aware they were toxic and would respond to threats with nuchal