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Genomic study ties insect evolution to the ability to detect airborne odors

A new study from Illinois entomology professor, Hugh Robertson, and colleagues at the University of California, Davis, reveals that all insects have odorant receptors that enable them to detect airborne chemicals.

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.

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

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.

Discoveries in the Garden by James B. Nardi

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

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:

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

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.