What is Discipline-Based Education Research and How Does it Fit Into a Biology Department?What is Discipline-Based Education Research and How Does it Fit Into a Biology Department?
Pioneering evolutionary biologist Rosemary Grant to speak March 12Rosemary Grant and her husband, Peter, stunned the world of evolutionary biology in the 1980s with the discovery of just how quickly natural selection can reshape the physical attributes of animals.
Nelson Hairston elected Fellow of the Ecological Society of AmericaNelson G. Hairston Jr., Frank H.T. Rhodes Professor of Environmental Science in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, has been elected a Fellow of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) for “outstanding contributions” in advancing ecological knowledge.
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An international research group led by Cornell University has found that plastic trash – ubiquitous throughout the world’s oceans – intensifies disease for coral, adding to reef peril, according to a new study in the journal Science.“Plastic debris acts like a marine motor home for microbes,” said the study’s lead author, Joleah Lamb, a postdoctoral research fellow at Cornell. A member of Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, and Nature Conservancy NatureNet fellow. Follow this link to the full story in the Cornell Chronicle.