A new study from UT shows that the Brazilian free-tailed bat can achieve flight speeds that are faster than those previously documented for any bat or bird, achieving short bursts of ground speeds of up to 100 miles per hour. The research was published this week in the journal Royal Society Open Science and featured in the Washington Post.
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology News
Jessica Budke will present “Biodiversity Collections: A Record of the Past and a Resource for the Future” at the Science Forum on Friday.
Scientific American recently revealed that scientists know very little about bats outside the United States. Jessica Welch, a doctoral candidate in UT’s Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, hopes to fix this issue.
Wired featured Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, in a recent story about human control over species population size.
Smithsonian Magazine interviewed Daniel Simberloff about the global price of invasive species.
A UT student is one of six graduate students nationwide who will travel to Washington DC to discuss with lawmakers the importance of science funding in higher education.
Ian Francis, a junior studying mathematics, has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship to further his studies.
The latest issue of the American Journal of Botany explores new ideas that shed light on the ecology and evolution of pollen. Joseph Williams, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, co-edited the journal.
Smithsonian Magazine featured Daniel Simberloff in this story examining the idea of “rewilding” landscapes to return them to a natural state. The magazine highlighted Simberloff’s recent study, which indicates that efforts to restore land back to its natural state by reintroducing wild animals may be limited at best.
A leading UT expert on spiders who has worked to make science education more accessible to public school students has received a top award from the Southeastern Conference. Susan Riechert was honored with the 2016 SEC Faculty Achievement Award.