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May 7, 2020

How To Promote Shade Coffee Farming In Puerto Rico

Like many other communities in the United States, farming on Puerto Rico is a challenging balance between protecting crops from climate change, supporting conservation, and maximizing capital. New research shows how coffee farmers make decisions on which crops to grow and what can be done to encourage shade farming practices.

Apr 24, 2020

Why Do People Care For Sourdough?

The lasted Fermentology mini-seminar was hosted by author and historian Matthew Booker, who used his family's history of sourdough to speculate about why people carry sourdough cultures with them around the world and down through generations. 

Apr 20, 2020

Is Six Feet Enough? Sometimes, Maybe

As part of a continuing series of conversations about COVID–19 Prof. Rob Dunn sat virtually with Prof. Linsey Marr, Prof. Matt Koci, and Prof. Jack Gilbert to chat about the six feet rule.

Apr 17, 2020

Seeking Wild Sourdough

Watch above for the first Fermentology mini-seminar where Lauren Nichols and Dr. Erin McKenney introduced Wild Sourdough.

Apr 16, 2020

Jaime Collazo Recognized With American Ornithological Society Award

Every year, the American Ornithological Society honors members for their research and volunteer work. The 2020 Ralph W. Schreiber Conservation Award, honoring extraordinary conservation-related scientific contributions by an individual or small team, will be presented to Prof. Jaime Collazo.

Apr 9, 2020

A High School Q&A About Covid–19

Students and teachers have as many questions about Covid-19 as anyone. Here we answer questions posed by Ms. Tara Stremic, a biology teacher at Broughton High School in Raleigh, North Carolina and her students.

Apr 3, 2020

Fermentology Mini-Seminars

Join us for a series of short talks (20 minutes on average, some shorter, some a little longer) for anyone hungry for the culture, history and science of your foods at home.

Mar 30, 2020

10,000 Photos of the Wild Life in Homes (and Counting)

Roughly a year and half ago we set out with participants around the world to begin cataloguing the animals living in homes with iNaturalist. Thanks to more than 2000 participants, we can now tell you what we're finding.

Mar 26, 2020

A Primer On and Conversation About the Biology and Evolution of SARS-CoV-2, the Virus That Causes Covid-19

Many words have been written about coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19. Yet, for as much as its story has dominated news cycles and changed all of our lives, very little is being said about its biology and, specifically, its evolution.