ecology and evolutionary biology

  1. October 16, 2023

    Museum’s snake specimens form world’s largest research collection

    The Museum of Zoology recently acquired tens of thousands of scientifically priceless reptile and amphibian specimens, including roughly 30,000 snakes preserved in glass jars.

  2. May 16, 2023

    Researchers look at genetic maintenance of same-sex sexual behavior

    LSA professor Jianzhi Zhang and graduate student Siliang Song are exploring why the many genes associated with same-sex sexual behavior have not been eliminated from the human genome over time.

  3. May 31, 2022

    What’s in a name? Glimmers of evolution, U‑M researcher finds

    Evolutionary biologist Mitchell Newberry, assistant professor of complex systems, has found that the more popular a name becomes, the less likely future parents are to follow suit.

  4. May 2, 2022

    Obituary — Michael McCulloch Martin

    Michael McCulloch Martin, 87, professor emeritus of ecology and evolutionary biology, died April 18 while resting at home surrounded by family.

  5. April 9, 2020

    Faculty members named Ecological Society of America fellows

    Four U-M faculty members have been named as 2020 fellows of the Ecological Society of America, the world’s largest community of professional ecologists.

  6. October 29, 2019

    Teaching about climate needs to empower students toward change

    U-M professor Meghan Duffy says it’s not enough to teach students about climate change — research suggests they believe it is a genuine problem — they must also be empowered to find solutions.

  7. February 18, 2019

    Mark Hunter to show how animals use pharmaceuticals in plants

    In his Distinguished University Professor lecture Tuesday, Mark Hunter will explain how animals, like humans, use the natural pharmaceuticals in plants.

  8. August 24, 2017

    U-M partners on digital encyclopedia of 3-D vertebrates

    U-M is one of 16 research institutions included in a $2.5 million National Science Foundation grant that will launch an initiative to CT scan 20,000 vertebrates and “teleport” them to the internet.

  9. February 16, 2017

    U-M ecologist named AAAS public engagement fellow

    U-M ecologist Meghan Duffy has been named a 2017-18 Public Engagement Fellow by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

  10. June 2, 2016

    More than 13M museum specimens moving to new U-M facility

    Movers have begun hauling more than 13 million museum specimens from U-M’s zoology, paleontology and anthropology collections to a state-of-the-art collections and research facility south of campus.