adaptation, ecology
The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.
Splitting Hairs
Splitting Hairs
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Fragments of mitochondrial DNA from deer hair found on the clothing of an ice-entombed mummy offer a glimpse into Copper Age ecology.
Beyond the Blueprint
Beyond the Blueprint
Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Mark A. Genung, Joseph K. Bailey | Sep 1, 2014
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.
Subglacial Ecosystem
Subglacial Ecosystem
Jef Akst | Aug 22, 2014
Samples from an Antarctic lake 800 meters below the ice reveal an abundance of microbial life.
Seeds of Hopelessness
Seeds of Hopelessness
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2014
Can seed banks adequately prepare for the future if wild plant populations are already lagging behind in adapting to rapid climate change?
Meal Plans
Meal Plans
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.
Super Sniffers?
Super Sniffers?
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 24, 2014
African elephants have more genes for olfactory receptors than dogs or humans, a study shows. 
Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project
Dustup Over Lionfish Science Fair Project
Bob Grant | Jul 23, 2014
A former graduate student says he feels slighted by a failure to attribute his contributions to a line of research regarding the salinity tolerances of an invasive species.
Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly
Insecticides Harm Birds Indirectly
Tracy Vence | Jul 10, 2014
The effects of neonicotinoid use on insect populations appear to be rippling through the food chain, scientists show.
Lichen Legion
Lichen Legion
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 2, 2014
Genetic analysis splits one species into 126.