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A Celebrated Symposium

By Jef Akst | November 1, 2012

A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.  


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Opinion: Fishy Deaths

By Steven Apfelbaum | October 29, 2012

Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.

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Natural-Born Doctors

By Sabrina Richards | October 23, 2012

Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?


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Opinion: Controlling Invasion

By Chenghai Yang | October 15, 2012

Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.


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Behavior Brief

By Dan Cossins | October 9, 2012

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research


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Beard Beer

By Beth Marie Mole | October 4, 2012

A brewmaster is creating a signature concoction using yeast found in his facial hair.


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Evolving Dependence

By Ruth Williams | September 27, 2012

Scientists unravel the confusing molecular biology behind a fruit fly’s reliance on a single type of cactus.

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Agriculture-Ecology Initiative Announced

By Edyta Zielinska | September 18, 2012

The US Department of Agriculture announces a partnership of 10 study sites to help promote long-term research.


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A Funding Reboot

By Beth Marie Mole | September 5, 2012

Scientists ask the NSF to reconsider a granting mechanism they say could hurt junior faculty.


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Dogs Improve Beach Sanitation

By Edyta Zielinska | September 4, 2012

Canines that chase away seagulls have been helping to reduce the amount of bird droppings, which can carry disease and lead to beach closures.


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