Workshop: Switzerland. Evolutionary Biology

Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps (The previous posting contained a typo in an invited professor’s name, for which we apologize.) The 2017 edition of the Evolutionary Biology Workshop in the Alps will take place on 17-23 June 2017 in Riederfurka, Switzerland. Target participants are PhD students in early stages of PhD and advanced Master students.

Remember after election: Stress can be good for you

This election was particularly stressful. More than 50 percent of Americans reported that it was a significant source of stress, and this was true for supporters of both parties. The surprising result certainly stressed many. So, what do we do now?

The stress response is actually crucial for survival. When we get down to the biology of it, we understand that without it an organism will die when it encounters the first challenge in its environment.

Research proposes repellent/insecticide combination to fight malaria

After 15 years of research findings on efforts to fight malaria, a researcher has proposed a combination of insect repellents and insecticides to combat malaria scourge.

Michael Boots, a University of California, Berkeley, professor of integrative biology, who worked with his colleagues at Exeter University in the United Kingdom on the project, disclosed this on Monday in San Francisco, United States of America.

Todd Dawson in: The Fog and the Redwood on Science Friday

One of the iconic species of the northern California coastline is the redwood tree. The majestic trees are dependent upon another feature emblematic of the area—fog. Plant ecologist Todd Dawson describes how redwoods utilize this seasonal water source and how drought and climate change are impacting these old-growth forests.

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Mishler Lab Models the Effect of Climate Change on Trees

In a study published this week in Nature Climate Change, a team including Integrative Biology Professor Brent Mishler and Andrew Thornhill, collaborating with Carlos Gonzalez-Orozco from the University of Canberra, used a new big data analytic method to model the effects of climate change on eucalypts, Australia’s most dominant and widespread trees, taking into account detailed ranges for each species and their evolutionary relationships based on thousands of DNA sequences. Read More...

Welcome New IB Graduate Students!

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Nicolas Alexandre, Sarah Banker, Debora Brandt, Jackie Childers, Kelsey Crutchfield-Peters, Kyle DeMarr, Rosa Jimenez, Benjamin Karin, Emily King, Isaac Marck, Jesus Martinez-Gomez, Shannon O'Brien, Timothy O'Connor, Julianne Pelaez, Aaron Pomerantz, Michael Song, Andre Szejner Sigal, Kirsten Verster, Elisa Visher and Daniel Wait.