The resurrection fern, Pleopeltis polypodioides, gets its name because it can survive long periods of drought by curling up its fronds and appearing desiccated, grey-brown and dead. However, when just a little water is present, the fern will uncurl and reopen, appearing to "resurrect" and restoring itself to a vivid green color within about 24 hours. It has been estimated that these plants could last 100 years without water and still revive after a single exposure.
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Look at us! The dots represent almost all of the places where EEB core faculty labs have active research projects -- all continents including Antarctica, and all oceans except the Arctic. Map generated by Laura Laurencio.
Assessing ecological functions in restored salt marshes by measuring plants, aquatic fauna, and birds. Graduate student Courtney Lee marks a monitoring plot in a restored salt marsh near Sabine Lake, Texas
Comparative studies investigating feeding behavior and physiology in generalist feeding grasshoppers
Experiments investigating differences in the foraging behavior of summer- and fall-collected ant colonies.
A fluke (Renifer ancistrodontis) in the mouth of an anesthetized water moccasin (Agkistrodon piscivorus) at Richland Creek Wildlife Management Area.
Nudibranch, Hexabranchus morsomus, also known as the Caribbean Spanish dancer. Dr. Anja Schulze's field work in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Flamingo tongue, Cyphoma gibbosum. Dr. Anja Schulze's field work in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
A 6-foot nurse shark hiding in a coral cavern. Dr. Anja Schulze's field work in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Please Join Us for Our Fall 2014 EEB Seminar Series
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Sept. 24 Juliana Rangel, Honey Bee Lab, Department of Entomology, TAMU “Ecological and environmental factors that affect reproduction in the honeybee”
Oct. 15 Kirk Winemiller, Aquatic Ecology Lab, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences, TAMU “Functional traits, convergent evolution, and a periodic table of niches”
** Location change: This seminar will be held in the ILSB Auditorium.
Oct. 22 Sarah Hamer, Department of Veterinary Integrative Biosciences, TAMU “Chagas disease ecology at the intersection of human, animal, and vector populations
Nov. 5 Scott Egan, Department of Biosciences, Rice University “Ecological speciation among herbivorous insect populations”
Dec. 3 — CANCELLED Michelle Lawing, Dept. of Ecosystem Science & Management, TAMU “Null models for the ecometric study of trait-climate correlations at continental scales“
EEB Seminar Series
Dr. Michelle Lawing’s December 3 seminar has been cancelled.
Professor of Biology and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Ecology Center, University of Missouri at St. Louis (PDF)
The USGS Southeast Ecological Science Center in Gainesville, FL is advertising a term (2 year) position to help develop an adaptive habitat-management program for flatwoods salamanders. The person will also have the opportunity to be involved in a number of other applications of decision science. The vacancy announcement is only open until Sept 8, so applicants will need to act quickly. Candidates must apply at: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/379657800
AAAS Science & Technology (S&T) Policy Fellowships – Online applications for the AAAS S&T Policy Fellowships will be open until November 1st. Interested applicants should first set up an AAAS user account (see goo.gl/l7iyXP) and then access the application information here. For additional questions or assistance, contact Mr. Jason Whisenant at Research Development Services in the Division of Research – firstname.lastname@example.org, 979.458.1861.