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Past is Prologue: Genetic ‘Memory’ of Ancestral Environments Helps Organisms Readapt

U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Professor Jianzhi Zhang finds that organisms carry long-term “memories” of their ancestral homelands that help them adapt to environmental change. May 22, 2020. #5mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Environment/Sustainability ...


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Where Lions Roam: West African Big Cats Show No Preference Between National Parks, Hunting Zones

U-M’s Applied Wildlife Ecology Lab doctoral student Kirby Mills and team discover that West African lions show no statistically significant preference between the parks and trophy-hunting areas. March 30, 2020. #5mins #web-article #MichiganNews #Environment/Sustainability ...


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‘Sensory Danger Zones’: How Sensory Pollution Impacts Animal Survival

Environment and Sustainability Assistant Professor Neil Carter and colleagues study how "masking, distraction, and misleading" occur in animals due to sensory pollution from human activities, leading to increased mortality rates. March 19, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other ...


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Healthy Soil, Healthy Water, Right?

School for Environment and Sustainability Assistant Professor Jennifer Blesh and team work to better understand how changes in soil health affect downstream water quality. February 28, 2020. # #EnvironmentandSustainability #web-article #schoolforenvironmentandsustainability ...


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Super-urinators Among the Mangroves: Excretory Gifts from Estuary’s Busiest Fish Promote Ecosystem Health

U-M Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Assistant Professor & Marine Biologist Jacob Allgeier discusses his work regarding tropical fish and the surplus of nitrogen from their excretory contributions, ultimately helping plant and food growth. February 26, 2020. #5...


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Belle Isle and Beyond: Cultivating Ecoliteracy Through the Arts

U-M School for Environment and Sustainability associate research scientist Sara Adlerstein Gonzalez and School of Music, Theatre & Dance Professor Jessica Fogel create a program that combines ecology and performing arts to connect students to nature. November 19, 2019. #5-15mins ...


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Big Fish Story

U-M Rackham alumnus Peter Alsip researches the entry points of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes, their potential dangers on the ecosystem, and the greater debate surrounding their invasive presence. January 22, 2020. #5-15mins #RackhamGraduateSchool #web-article ...


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Probing the Genetic Basis of Roundup Resistance in Morning Glory, a Noxious Agricultural Weed

U-M plant ecological geneticist Regina Baucom et. al have researched the genomes that have made plants resistant to agricultural weed controls, such as Roundup. February 3, 2020. # #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews #Science #Ecology #ReginaBaucom ​​​​​​​


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Reassessing Strategies to Reduce Phosphorus Levels in the Detroit River Watershed

School of Environment and Sustainability Professor Don Scavia discusses how recent plans to reduce the amount of phosphorus in the Michigan water system may not account for the largest contributors of phosphorous, thus signaling a need for reevaluation. November 6, 2019. # ...


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Teaching About Climate Needs to Empower Students Toward Change

Michigan Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Meghan Duffy, studied students in an introductory biology class to see if it impacted their opinions on climate change. October 28, 2019. #5-15mins #universityofmichigan-other #web-article #MichiganNews ...