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Discoveries in the Garden by James B. Nardi

James B. Nardi's latest book is published by The University of Chicago Press.

Publication Date: 18 April 2018


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Diverse Tropical Forests Grow Fast Despite Widespread Phosphorus Limitation

In Panama's lowland tropical forest, tree species growing on low phosphorus soils grew faster, on average, than species growing on high phosphorus soils. Credit:

Publication Date: 08 March 2018


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2018 World of Biology Photo Competition

Deadline for submissions: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5 pm
Exhibit of Entries: 2-4 PM, April 19, 2018
284 Morrill Hall

Publication Date: 07 March 2018


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Ecological Society of America honors Wendy Yang

The Ecological Society of America has named Wendy H. Yang, a professor of plant biology and geology at Illinois, as an Early Career Fellow.

Publication Date: 06 March 2018


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Bloodsucking, disease-spreading ticks on screen at 2018 Insect Fear Film Festival

Ticks are the 2018 Insect Fear Film Festival theme, despite the fact that they are not insects but arachnids. Festival founder and entomology professor May Berenbaum chose ticks because, as global disease vectors, it is important for people to understand them.

Publication Date: 15 February 2018


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Gene Robinson Awarded 2018 Wolf Prize in Agriculture

IGB Director Gene Robinson has been awarded the 2018 Wolf Prize in Agriculture for “leading the genomics revolution in the organismal and population biology of the honey bee.”

Publication Date: 13 February 2018


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Agricultural fungicide attracts honey bees, study finds

Entomology professor May Berenbaum, left, and postdoctoral researcher Ling-Hsiu Liao found that honey bees have a slight preference for food laced with the fungicide chlorothalonil at certain concentrations.

Publication Date: 12 January 2018


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Wendy Yang honored as LEAP Scholar

College of LAS program supports promising assistant professors

Publication Date: 23 December 2017


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Jessica Conroy featured among brilliant women climate scientists in the Guardian

What does a sexist Google engineer teach us about women in science?

Publication Date: 12 December 2017


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Two Illinois faculty members elected AAAS Fellows

Animal biology professor Carla Caceres is a new Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publication Date: 27 November 2017