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Science: Holy blocked bat signal!

by November 6, 2014
Mexican free-tailed bats and ultrasonic signature. photo credit N. Hristov

Science magazine and the BBC independently featured the work of Aaron Corcoran and Bill Conner.  The Science article is titled: “Holy blocked bat signal! Bats jam each other’s calls”.  This article focuses on the research of Corcoran and Conner done in the southwestern United States on bat colonies and studies of bat calls. Read more »

Tomorrow’s tomatoes look to the past

by October 15, 2014
Kathleen DiNapoli (left) and Dr. Gloria Muday in the Biology greenhouse showing their heirloom specimens

The WFU News Service recently published an article featuring the work of Dr. Gloria Muday and Beckman Award winner Kathleen DiNapoli.  This article sheds light on their research into the genetics and physiology of heirloom tomatoes to locate ancestral genes that offer growth advantages. Pull quote: “The world population continues to grow despite Read more »

Saving the Orangutans

by July 29, 2014
Cathryn "Cassie" Freund '10 is the program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program

Author Kerry King recently published an article on recent grad Cassie Freund.  Cassie has recently become program director of the Gunung Palung Orangutan Conservation Program.  Cassie cites Dr. Miles Silman and Dr. Ron Dimock as her most influential mentors at Wake.  Cassie talks about what it is like working in the Read more »

Diving into Biodiversity

by March 27, 2014
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By WILL FERGUSON Office of Communications and External Relations Victoria Erb stood in the back of the boat with her classmates and watched three sharks cut through the crystal clear water of Belize’s Great Blue Hole. The senior biology major then did the one thing the vast majority of people in Read more »

Drones to Add Flying Eye on Our Ecosystem

by February 12, 2014
WFU graduate student Max Messinger and professor Miles Silman show their aircraft used for monitoring the forest canopy

From the Charlotte Observer, Feb 9, 2014 by Reid Creager Sure, it resembles a spider on steroids. But a recently developed flying robot – soon to hover over the Peruvian cloud forest for the first time – has potential benefits for everyone. About a year and a half ago, a Read more »

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