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Science Pubs Highlight Bat Research of Post Doc Leppanen

Christy Leppanen, a postdoctoral researcher and lecturer in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, recently published a review that describes the scope in which invasive species threaten bats. The review summarizes the threats according to four categories: predation, disease, competition, and indirect interactions. Leppanen and her co-author identified threats of 37 invasive species to

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Science Mag Uses Efremenko Neutrino Discovery As Cover Story

Science magazine featured as its cover story the neutrino discovery of a team of scientists including Yuri Efremenko, a professor of physics. After more than a year of operation at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the COHERENT experiment, using the world’s smallest neutrino detector, found a big fingerprint of the elusive, electrically neutral particles that interact only weakly

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Study: Tennessee Population Growing, Except in Some Rural Counties

While the population in Tennessee’s metropolitan counties is expected to continue to grow, many rural counties are expected to see decreases over the coming decades, according to new projections released Friday, October 6, by UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research.

New Scientist: Magic Mushroom Effects on Insects

The New Scientist published an article about the effects of hallucinogenic mushrooms and their insect-repellent properties.  The work, conducted at the Ohio State, incorporated research from the lab of P. Brandon Matheny, associate professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and the research of former student Hailee Korotkin who graduated with a master of

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