Brown Herbarium Documents What Grows in R.I.

The herbarium at Brown University has been a repository of plant specimens from throughout southern New England and around the world since it was established 150 years ago. It maintains what director Rebecca Kartzinel called “the physical record of a species in a particular place” — pressed leaves, flowers, stems, and sometimes roots with detailed notes about where and when collected. Click here to read full article.

Study of African animals illuminates links between environment, diet and gut microbiome

New research analyzing the diets and microbiomes of 33 large-herbivore species in Kenya yields surprising findings about the interplay between animal evolution, behavior and the gut microbiome. Read full article here.


How life blossomed after the dinosaurs died

In a recent Science Magazine article about how life blossomed after the dinosaurs died, functional anatomist Amy Chew says even a recovery that geologists call "fast" took hundreds of thousands of years, and the world was never the same.

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Galapagos sea life study highlights importance of biodiversity in the face of climate change

Study of wave turbulence suggests that highly mobile species and more diverse ecological communities may be more resilient to the effects of changing environmental conditions. Click here to read full article.

Biology of bat wings may hold lessons for cold-weather work, exercise

The muscles in bats’ wings are much cooler than the muscles in their core, a new study finds — and this research could one day enhance our understanding of human muscle. Read full article here.


By comparing needles to mosquitoes, new model offers insights into Hepatitis C solutions

EEB Professor C. Brandon Ogbunu reports an innovative mathematical model of how Hepatitis C virus spreads, offering scientists new perspectives on how best to prevent its proliferation. Click here to read article.



Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers!

Congratulations to EEB professor Sohini Ramachandran on receiving a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers! To read full article, click here.

2019 Commencement

Congratulations to EEB's recent PhD graduates!

Research Matters 2019

Watch EEB graduate student, Jeremy "JJ" Lomax's talk at the recent Graduate School's Research Matters event, held on April 9, 2019.