SIB News

Should we worry about ticks this summer?

Check yourselves and your pets for ticks after spending time in wooded or grassy areas, says Illinois entomologist Brian Allan.

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


In responding to predation risk, secondhand experience can be as good as new

A new animal biology study of stickleback fish by Illinois animal biologist Alison Bell (left) and former Illinois doctoral student Laura Stein (right) shows that individuals show the same molecular and developmental responses to their own versus their parent’s exposure to predators

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


Professors Emeriti receive international awards

 

Publication Date: 17 July 2018


Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence genomes of 1.5 million species

The Earth BioGenome Project aims to sequence all eukaryotic species. This superkingdom of life includes all organisms except bacteria and archaea.

Publication Date: 25 April 2018


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


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


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


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


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


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