Research

Mar 4, 2021

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 […]

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.

Dec 8, 2020

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.

Nov 30, 2020

Basic Bear Bowels Beget Barren Gut Biomes

Scientists have discovered that being a carnivore doesn't require as many guts as previously thought. 

Nov 19, 2020

Watch the 2020 Applied Ecology Minor Research Symposia

Congratulations to the 2020 Applied Ecology minors for these great talks! Watch them all here.

Nov 10, 2020

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!

Oct 8, 2020

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...

Sep 28, 2020

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.

Sep 21, 2020

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.