SES Research Professor Erika Nowak is featured on NAU News for her work on rattlesnakes and gartersnakes, and discusses how the threats we pose to them far outweigh their danger to us. Read the article here or learn more about Dr. Nowak’s research program.
Ecology & Conservation
New research from PhD student Bo Stevens and SESES Professor Nancy Johnson shows that symbiotic relationships between plants and fungi support a large part of the large mammal biomass in this iconic grassland ecosystem. Read more at NAU News.
Biologists interested in where biodiversity comes from and how it matters for ecosystem functioning are increasingly interested in the way evolution connects these two questions. Recent work on trait divergence in Swiss stickleback fish combines both processes in a single experiment. The paper by Rebecca Best and colleagues at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology was published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, and highlighted in this recent feature on rapid evolution, available on Nature.com.