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.
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.
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.