Dov Sax appointed interim director of IBES

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.

Huerta-Sanchez selected for the 2020 Sloan Fellowship

Congratulations to EEB professor Emilia Huerta-Sanchez, who is one of the winners selected for the 2020 Sloan Research Fellowships! Click here to read more.

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.