Stephen Porder, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Assistant Provost for Sustainability, will study and teach in Paris next year as a De Tocqueville Distinguished Chair, to read full story, click here.
Given higher sea levels and softer soil in the wake of a shifting climate, Sesarma crabs, which have already decimated salt marshes in the Northeast, are now rising to prominence in southeastern marshes, a new study finds.
Using X-ray-based technology developed at Brown University, researchers uncover shared subsurface movement patterns between birds and dinosaurs, adding a new dimension of fossil track diversity. To read full, article click here.
Dov F. Sax, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environment and Society, has agreed to serve as interim director of the Institute at Brown for Envionment and Society (IBES). Click here to read full story.
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.
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.
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.