Impact

Apr 12, 2021

Parasites are Going Extinct. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them.

National Geographic covers Dr. Skylar Hopkins et al.'s work on the global parasite conservation plan.

Mar 25, 2021

What’s Killing Weakfish?

Natural mortality — not fishing — has kept weakfish stock in decline. Read more about Jacob's Krause's research on this important species.

Mar 19, 2021

Magic at 64.4 Degrees: Science, Serendipity, and Farmed Striped Bass

“Our new method simplifies the whole spawning process,” Reading says. “Now, you don’t need two species on site. You also don’t need the hormones, which are expensive, require a prescription from a veterinarian, and are much more technically difficult to work with. Compare all that to just putting fish in a tank now and letting nature go to work.

Mar 16, 2021

Abundant and Stable Rocks Are Critical Egg-laying Habitat for Insects in Restored Streams

The abundance and other characteristics of rocks partially extending above the water surface could be important for improving the recovery of aquatic insect populations in restored streams. Read more about Samatha and Brad's research published in Ecology.

Mar 13, 2021

Connecting the Spots for Conservation of Key Deer

Applied Ecology minor student, Julia Jacobs, has pubished her work on Key deer conservation. Congratulations, Julia!

Mar 12, 2021

Undergraduate Research Opportunities for Summer and Fall 2021

Updated: March 12, 2021 Below are research opportunities for undergraduate students looking to gain additional experience in their fields of study.  These opportunities fulfill the AEC 492/493 Learning Experience requirement for Applied Ecology minor students. All below opportunities are available to any undergraduate […]

Mar 4, 2021

A Primer on Coronavirus, Variants, Mutation and Evolution

What's a variant vs. a strain? How do viruses mutate? And... what does this have to do with drunk monks?

Mar 3, 2021

The Libraries’ Open Pedagogy Incubator: Sharing Information, Lowering Barriers, and Engaging More Learners

Erin McKenney tell us what she learned from participating in the Libraries' first Open Pedagogy Incubator.

Jan 27, 2021

AEC’s REU Grant in Tropical Ecology Renewed

The Tropical Ecology REU program run by Alonso Ramírez is currently accepting applications!

Jan 8, 2021

Bats With White-Nose Syndrome Choose Deadly Habitats

Bats afflicted with white-nose syndrome continue to chose deadly habitats, despite the consequences. This Nature Communications paper by Skylar Hopkins and team helps reveal an "ecological trap" set by an infectious disease.