Bat Ecologist Thomas Kunz Dies
Bat Ecologist Thomas Kunz Dies
The Boston University professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, spent more than 40 years researching the lives of bats.
Bat Ecologist Thomas Kunz Dies
Bat Ecologist Thomas Kunz Dies

The Boston University professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, spent more than 40 years researching the lives of bats.

The Boston University professor, who died of complications related to COVID-19, spent more than 40 years researching the lives of bats.

ecology & environment
Book Excerpt from <em>Some Assembly Required</em>
Book Excerpt from Some Assembly Required
Neil Shubin | Jun 1, 2020
In the prologue to the book, author Neil Shubin sets the stage for discussing the iterative repurposing that marks several transformational developments throughout evolution.
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
How Squirrels Use Bird Chatter to Assess Safety
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2020
An undergraduate research project finds the animals are tuned in to reassuring information from other species.
How a Pea Aphid Decides to Make Wings or Not
How a Pea Aphid Decides to Make Wings or Not
Viviane Callier | Jun 1, 2020
Wing development in females is environmentally controlled, but in males, an insertion on the sex chromosome appears to dictate whether the insects grow wings, according to a study.
Revolutionary Repurposing
Revolutionary Repurposing
Neil Shubin | Jun 1, 2020
Evolution needn’t make improbable leaps to facilitate transitions into uncharted biological territory. Adapting new uses for existing structures works just fine.
Marine Biologist and Inventor John Kanwisher Dies
Marine Biologist and Inventor John Kanwisher Dies
Nancy Kanwisher | May 21, 2020
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientist developed telemetry devices to study animals’ physiology in the wild.
Ichthyologist Jack Randall Dies
Ichthyologist Jack Randall Dies
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2020
The taxonomist described more than 800 species of fish.
Researchers Try to Head Off &ldquo;Murder Hornets&rdquo; Coming into US
Researchers Try to Head Off “Murder Hornets” Coming into US
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2020
Asian giant hornets were found for the first time in Washington State and could reemerge in the spring.
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov&rsquo;t, Dies
Robert May, Theoretical Ecologist Who Advised UK Gov’t, Dies
Jef Akst | Apr 30, 2020
The Australian physicist-turned-biologist served as a top scientist in the UK government and president of the Royal Society, among other prestigious appointments.
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
NIH Cancels Funding for Bat Coronavirus Research Project
Shawna Williams | Apr 28, 2020
The abrupt termination comes after the research drew President Trump’s attention for its ties to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.