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Before nature selects,
gene networks steer a course for evolution

Biologists and mathematicians at the University of Illinois work together to examine the developmental sources of variation within and between species

Publication Date: 09 February 2016


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2016 World of Biology Photo Competition

Deadline for submissions: Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 5 pm
Exhibit of Entries: 2-4 PM, April 29, 2016
277 Morrill Hall

Publication Date: 09 February 2016


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Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions

Plant biology professor Evan DeLucia and co-authors found that the renewable fuel standard’s greater emphasis on second-generation biofuel can reduce emissions greatly despite economic considerations.

Publication Date: 29 January 2016


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Seven Illinois researchers rank among the world’s most influential

Seven University of Illinois researchers have been named to the Thomson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list for 2015. Among them are two faculty members of the School of Integrative Biology.

Publication Date: 23 December 2015


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Alaskan boreal forest fires release more carbon than the trees can absorb

U. of I. professor Feng Sheng Hu led a study of carbon cycling and forest fires in the boreal forests of the Yukon Flats in Alaska.

Publication Date: 19 October 2015


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Documentary featuring entomologist May Berenbaum debuts on BTN

Computer artist Donna Cox, left, entomologist May Berenbaum, center, and athlete Jean Driscoll were featured in the Big Ten Network documentary "Making Their Mark."

Publication Date: 16 September 2015


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It's time to stop thinking in terms of food versus fuel

How farmers can sustainably, and affordably, meet humanity's growing demand for food and fuel

Publication Date: 14 September 2015


Karen sears

Before nature selects, gene networks steer a course for evolution

Biologists and mathematicians at the University of Illinois work together to examine the developmental sources of variation within and between species. Karen Sears, Associate Professor at the School of Integrative Biology and IGB faculty member, coauthored the new study.

Publication Date: 08 September 2015


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Chill-tolerant hybrid sugarcane also grows at lower temperatures, team finds

U. of I. postdoctoral researcher Katarzyna Glowacka, left, crop sciences professor Erik Sacks, visiting scholar Shailendra Sharma and their colleagues found that chill-tolerant sugarcane hybrids, called “miscanes,” also photosynthesize at lower temperatures.

Publication Date: 28 July 2015


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Mowing dry detention basins makes mosquito problems worse, team finds

Researchers, from left, Ephantus Muturi, Andrew Mackay and Brian Allan found that mowing wetland plants in dry-detention basins can increase West Nile virus risk.

Publication Date: 22 July 2015