Derek Aday chosen to lead W&M’s Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Our fearless department head, Derek Aday, is heading to William & Mary this fall as the Dean of the School of Marine Science and director of the Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
North Carolina Agromedicine Institute Recognized with National Designation
The institute’s efforts to provide health care and safety training to farmers, foresters, fishermen, and their families were recognized at the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ Commission on Economic and Community Engagement.
The Evolution of Good Taste
Differences between the elemental composition of foods and the elemental needs of animals can explain the development of pleasing tastes like salty, umami and sweet. Learn more about this Applied Ecology research!
Erin McKenney Recognized With National Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award
Congratulations to Erin McKenney who has been selected for the National New Outstanding Advisor Award by NACADA
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.
Connecting the Spots for Conservation of Key Deer
Applied Ecology minor student, Julia Jacobs, has pubished her work on Key deer conservation. Congratulations, Julia!
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?
Has Coronavirus Cleaning Gone Too Far?
Trying to eliminate all bacteria, including those that are beneficial to us, can lead to autoimmune disorders, warns Rob Dunn.
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.
Gifts Created by Ecologists for Nature Lovers
Several of our alumni made their science into art making gifts that are perfect for any nature lover!