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Read article: New study indicates C4 crops less sensitive to ozone pollution than C3 crops
New study indicates C4 crops less sensitive to ozone pollution than C3 crops
Ozone (O3) in the troposphere negatively impacts crop growth and development, causing significant decreases in crop yield worldwide. This airborne pollutant does not come directly from smokestacks or vehicles, but instead is formed when other pollutants, mainly nitrogen oxides and volatile organic...
Read article: The insights of the charismatic frogs
The insights of the charismatic frogs
As if frogs aren’t reason enough to leap into this profile, researchers are starting to see more clearly what the creatures can tell us about animal behavior and biological organization. Eva Fischer, professor of evolution, ecology, and behavior and Lincoln Excellence for...
Read article: Single model predicts trends in employment, microbiomes, forests
Single model predicts trends in employment, microbiomes, forests
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Researchers report that a single, simplified model can predict population fluctuations in three unrelated realms: urban employment, human gut microbiomes and tropical forests. The model will help economists, ecologists, public health authorities and others predict and respond to...
Read article: Ground Broken for CABBI Greenhouse
Ground Broken for CABBI Greenhouse
Representatives from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign broke ground Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, on a state-of-the-art greenhouse in the Research Park. The planned greenhouse will support the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), which is led by Illinois...
Read article: Don't be Alarmed by Swarms of Flying Ants
Don't be Alarmed by Swarms of Flying Ants
Dr. Andy Suarez spoke with Book Club Chicago about the recent increased activity of flying ants in the Chicago area. The sudden onslaught of flying ants likely means the tiny winged creatures were having their annual “nuptial flight." BEVERLY — Morgan Park resident Tim Blackburn was...
Read article: New Team Science Leadership Program aims to form new collaborations among mid-career faculty
New Team Science Leadership Program aims to form new collaborations among mid-career faculty
Four SIB professors are participating in the Team Science Leadership Program offered by the IGB this fall. The Team Science Leadership Program is a new program being offered by the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, consisting of a series of workshops that bring together...