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Jul 7, 2021

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.

Jun 23, 2021

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.

Jun 14, 2021

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!

Jun 9, 2021

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

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 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 1, 2021

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.

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 18, 2020

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!