A Primer on Coronavirus, Variants, Mutation and Evolution
The below is an interview with Rob Dunn (RRD), Matt Koci (MK), Sergios-Orestis Kolokotronis (SOK), David Rasmussen (DAR), and Jessica Brinkworth (JFB). Lucie Ciccone graciously lent their insights and served as additional sets of eyes. One of the most indefatigable […]
AEC’s REU Grant in Tropical Ecology Renewed
The Tropical Ecology REU program run by Alonso Ramírez is currently accepting applications!
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.
Farmed Striped Bass Without Hormones Or The Price-tag
Ben Reading and pals have developed a method for farming striped bass more efficiently and less expensively, without hormones.
Basic Bear Bowels Beget Barren Gut Biomes
Scientists have discovered that being a carnivore doesn't require as many guts as previously thought.
Watch the 2020 Applied Ecology Minor Research Symposia
Congratulations to the 2020 Applied Ecology minors for these great talks! Watch them all here.
Linnea Andersen Awarded Coastal Conservation Association Scholarship
Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Linnea Andersen for being awarded the 2020 North Carolina Coastal Conservation Association's David and Ann Speaks Scholarship!
Where’s the Weak Link in Weakfish Conservation?
Weakfish have declined to record lows over the last 30 years. And despite a series of regulatory measures to reduce weakfish harvest, the stock has failed to rebuild...
Bees Can Limit Low-Level Parasite Spread Within Colonies
When parasite pressure is low, bees can control how quickly the parasites spread within colonies, and this might be due to social immunity.
Lizards, Convergent Evolution and Life After Humans, an Interview with Jonathan Losos
ROb Dunn sit with Jonathan Losos to learn about how anoles became the kings of convergent evolution and what that means for future life on Earth.