Like octopus and cuttlefish, cephalopods are masters of camouflage quickly changing color, texture and shape to match their environment. Here, a small octopus from Moorea morphs from a form that conceals it amongst corals to a smoother, lighter version as it jets away over white sand.
This tarantula species, a pink-toe tarantula (Avicularia avicularia) in Kourou, French Guiana, is common throughout northern South America, frequently found in dwellings. The coloration reverses around 4-5 years for juvenile specimens: pink bodies with dark-colored feet.
Rana margaretae is a part of an amphibian community formed by six species living in or around the same stream. The microhabitats vary between these species, and the available resources is partitioned and consumed differently. Tadpoles of the different species forage and graze differently.
The Department of Integrative Biology (IB) offers Undergradate and Graduate academic programs as well as Faculty Research that focuses on the integration of structure and function that influences the biology, ecology, and evolution of organisms. It investigates integration at all levels of organization from molecules to the biosphere, and in all branches of the tree of life: plants, animals, fungi, and microbes.