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BBC features Nick Dowdy’s work

by April 21, 2016
An "explosive" defensive behavior as recorded by Nick Dowdy, WFU Ph.D. Candidate

The BBC recently featured Ph.D. candidate Nick Dowdy‘s work on moths in Central America.  He has some very interesting scientific findings on the unique defensive behavior of a particular Ecuadorian moth.  When threatened, it “uses an explosion of a sticky, wool-like material to defend itself.”  This has never been seen before in Read more »

Woodpecker Drumming Signals: Wimp or Warrior

by March 8, 2016
Fuxjager, Schuppe, Petersen in field study

The Wake Forest University News Service recently published this news story written by Bonnie Davis on the research work of Dr. Matt Fuxjager. “Partners will actually coordinate or cooperate with how they fight depending on who they are fighting. They size up their opponent and decide whether they need to Read more »

Muday, Pan, Ranjbar Win National Teaching Tools Competition

by February 24, 2016
Par Ranjibar (left) and Bethany Pan, winners of the 2015 ASPB Teaching Tools Competition.

Professor Gloria Muday, and students Bethany Pan, and Par Ranjbar recently won a national contest sponsored by the American Society of Plant Biologists to develop teaching tools that can be used in K-12 and college level biology which teaches about the effects of climate change, drought, and water deficit on Read more »

Silman and Messinger featured on series “Now What”

by December 10, 2015
Max Messinger (WFU '13, '15) discusses data returned from drones with Ryan Duffy (left) and Casteneda.

The documentary series “Now What” with Ryan Duffy, features the work of Max Messinger (BS 2013, MS 2015) and Professor Miles Silman in the Amazon.  The piece follows Messinger’s work with drones in monitoring illicit gold mining in the Amazon and the scale of negative environmental impact these illegal activities have had. Read more »

Aquatic Hunger Games

by August 31, 2015
burnette studies archerfish

The work of Ph.D. candidate Morgan Burnette and Professor Miriam Ashley-Ross was recently cited by the Wake Forest News Service in an article entitled “Aquatic Hunger Games” by Bonnie Davis. “The sharp-shooting fish’s ability to spit water to hit food targets has been well documented, but a new study published Read more »

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