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Insights magazine features Dr. Ximena Bernal

Insights magazine features Dr. Ximena Bernal
2018-10-01

FROG-BITING FLIES TAP INTO MATING CALLS TO TARGET PREY

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Millions of birds die in collisions each year, but lights could change that

Millions of birds die in collisions each year, but lights could change that
2018-09-27

Millions of birds die each year in collisions with planes, and airports have used everything from fireworks to herding dogs to scare them away.

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Dr. Dennis Minchella awarded the 2018 American Society of Parastologists' Distinguished Service Award

Dr. Dennis Minchella awarded the 2018 American Society of Parastologists' Distinguished Service Award
2018-07-10

Minchella awarded 2018 American Society of Parastologists' Distinguished Service Award

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Kerry Rabenold Pavilion about to become a net-zero energy building

Kerry Rabenold Pavilion about to become a net-zero energy building
2018-06-29

Kerry Rabenold Pavilion about to become a net-zero energy building

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Parasites make the world go 'round

Parasites make the world go 'round
2018-06-04

Parasites and their impact on ecosystem nutrient cycling.

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Ocean-migrating trout adapt to freshwater environment in 120 years

Ocean-migrating trout adapt to freshwater environment in 120 years
2018-05-31

Steelhead trout, a member of the salmon family that live and grow in the Pacific Ocean, genetically adapted to the freshwater environment of Lake Michigan in less than 120 years.

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Hummingbirds use low acuity vision to dock into flowers

Hummingbirds use low acuity vision to dock into flowers
2018-05-29

Hummingbirds use low acuity vision to dock into flowers

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Female’s sensory physiology affects her preference for different types of males

Female’s sensory physiology affects her preference for different types of males
2018-05-23

Mate choice in the eye and ear of the beholder? Female multimodal sensory configuration influences her preferences.

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Repeat spawning come with tradeoffs for trout

Repeat spawning come with tradeoffs for trout
2018-04-27

Spawn till you die: life history variation is maintained by fitness trade-offs and negative frequency dependence

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Tropical carnivores stay social in a temperate environment

Tropical carnivores stay social in a temperate environment
2018-03-05

Tropical carnivores stay social in a temperate environment

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What makes a multimodal signal attractive?

What makes a multimodal signal attractive?
2018-02-13

What makes a multimodal signal attractive?

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The sensory substrate of multimodal animal communication: are females sensory ‘specialists’ or ‘generalists’?

The sensory substrate of multimodal animal communication: are females sensory ‘specialists’ or ‘generalists’?
2018-02-13

The sensory substrate of multimodal animal communication: are females sensory ‘specialists’ or ‘generalists’?

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Genetic diversity can “rescue” amphibians from a deadly pathogen

Genetic diversity can “rescue” amphibians from a deadly pathogen
2018-02-02

Genetic diversity can “rescue” amphibians from a deadly pathogen

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Bird females see male signals differently

Bird females see male signals differently
2018-01-25

Testing a key assumption in animal communication: between-individual variation in female visual systems alters perception of male signals

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The blind gap in avian binocular vision

The blind gap in avian binocular vision
2017-09-21

Study shows that the evolution of binocular vision in birds is not just about what birds can see but also about what they cannot.

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Hawk-eyed songbirds

Hawk-eyed songbirds
2017-06-12

Hawks and falcons have been portrayed as examples of animals with magnificent vision in the animal kingdom.

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Collective animal behavior models revisited

Collective animal behavior models revisited
2016-12-19

Biologists and engineers have been interested in collective animal behavior for decades, because establishing the rules animals use to coordinate their behavior with group mates can have multiple applied applications.

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Impact of Drought on Disease using a Human Parasite System

Impact of Drought on Disease using a Human Parasite System
2016-11-10

Alyssa Gleichsner, an EEB graduate student, Jessica Cleveland, a recent Purdue undergraduate, and Dennis Minchella published a study in the journal Evolution which investigates the impact of drought on disease using a human-parasite system.

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Dr. Catherine Searle paper published: “Population density, not host competence, drives patterns of disease in an invaded community”

Dr. Catherine Searle paper published: “Population density, not host competence, drives patterns of disease in an invaded community”
2016-09-26

Dr. Catherine Searle paper published in the American Society of Naturalists.

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Delving into Host-Parasite Interactions

Delving into Host-Parasite Interactions
2016-08-16

Delving into Host-Parasite Interactions

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Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife

Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife
2016-07-08

Principles for integrating sensory biology and animal behavior to protect and manage wildlife

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Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates

Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates
2016-05-05

Collaboration between biologists and engineers leads to new software to measure the morphology of the centers of acute vision in vertebrates

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Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow
2016-04-22

Professor Jeffrey Dukes named AAAS Leshner Leadership Institute Public Engagement Fellow

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Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees

Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees
2016-04-14

Rising CO2 levels reduce protein in crucial pollen source for bees

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Name that song - Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture

Name that song - Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture
2016-01-19

Name that song - Biology professor tailors playlist to day’s lecture

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Including plant acclimation to temperature change improves climate models

Including plant acclimation to temperature change improves climate models
2015-12-08

Including plant acclimation to temperature change improves climate models

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Bio senior mixed research, study abroad for full Science experience

Bio senior mixed research, study abroad for full Science experience
2015-11-30

Bio senior mixed research, study abroad for full Science experience

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Assistant Professor Mark Christie receives Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Grant

Assistant Professor Mark Christie receives Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Grant
2015-11-04

Assistant Professor Mark Christie receives Great Lakes Fisheries Commission Grant

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Alyssa Gleichsner receives award for her presentation at the Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists

Alyssa Gleichsner receives award for her presentation at the Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists
2015-07-08

Alyssa Gleichsner receives award for her presentation at the Meeting of the American Society of Parasitologists

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Dr. Minchella helps send off 30 Biology graduates!

Dr. Minchella helps send off 30 Biology graduates!
2015-05-18

Dr. Minchella helps send off 30 Biology graduates!

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Evolution in action: Mate competition weeds out GM fish from population

Evolution in action: Mate competition weeds out GM fish from population
2015-05-08

Evolution in action: Mate competition weeds out GM fish from population

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2015 Umbarger Outstanding Graduate Student

2015 Umbarger Outstanding Graduate Student
2015-04-08

2015 Umbarger Outstanding Graduate Student

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Disturbed ecosystems more sensitive to climate change?

Disturbed ecosystems more sensitive to climate change?
2015-04-01

Disturbed ecosystems more sensitive to climate change?

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Song complexity determines high frequency hearing in birds

Song complexity determines high frequency hearing in birds
2015-03-16

Song complexity determines high frequency hearing in birds

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Spring 2015 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award Winners

Spring 2015 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award Winners
2015-02-23

Spring 2015 Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Award Winners

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Congratulations to Dr. Emery and Dr. Zhou on their PRF Travel Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Emery and Dr. Zhou on their PRF Travel Grants
2014-12-17

Congratulations to Dr. Emery and Dr. Zhou on their PRF Travel Grants

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A Rubric for Diagnosing Knowledge of Experimental Design

A Rubric for Diagnosing Knowledge of Experimental Design
2014-12-03

A Rubric for Diagnosing Knowledge of Experimental Design

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Song type affects hearing sensitivity in sparrows

Song type affects hearing sensitivity in sparrows
2014-11-18

Song type affects hearing sensitivity in sparrows

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A new eye tracker for understanding how animals use their eyes

A new eye tracker for understanding how animals use their eyes
2014-11-04

A new eye tracker for understanding how animals use their eyes

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Professor Dukes selected to lead Purdue Climate Change Research Center

Professor Dukes selected to lead Purdue Climate Change Research Center
2014-10-21

Professor Dukes selected to lead Purdue Climate Change Research Center

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Nicole Biddinger is among 5 students who are moving the world forward with their Purdue education.

Nicole Biddinger is among 5 students who are moving the world forward with their Purdue education.
2014-10-14

Nicole Biddinger is among 5 students who are moving the world forward with their Purdue education.

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Researchers uncover structure of enzyme that makes plant cellulose

Researchers uncover structure of enzyme that makes plant cellulose
2014-09-25

Researchers uncover structure of enzyme that makes plant cellulose

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Dr. Pelaez Receives Fulbright Award

Dr. Pelaez Receives Fulbright Award
2014-09-24

Dr. Pelaez Receives Fulbright Award

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How much a host moves can affect disease severity

How much a host moves can affect disease severity
2014-09-12

How much a host moves can affect disease severity

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Bio soph gets minor planet named after her

Bio soph gets minor planet named after her
2014-08-05

Bio soph gets minor planet named after her

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Sanyal, Hale and Sirohi awarded Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Scholarship

Sanyal, Hale and Sirohi awarded Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Scholarship
2014-08-01

Sanyal, Hale and Sirohi awarded Yeunkyung Woo Achieve Excellence Travel Scholarship

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Professor Jeff Dukes recently organized INTERFACE meeting in Beijing

Professor Jeff Dukes recently organized INTERFACE meeting in Beijing
2014-06-16

Professor Jeff Dukes recently organized INTERFACE meeting in Beijing

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Bio student creates a 'Capitol' research poster

Bio student creates a 'Capitol' research poster
2014-04-25

Bio student creates a 'Capitol' research poster

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Parasites change life history of snails

Parasites change life history of snails
2014-04-22

Parasites change life history of snails

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Drs. Morry and Maria Levy receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence

Drs. Morry and Maria Levy receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence
2014-04-10

Drs. Morry and Maria Levy receive College of Engineering Faculty Awards of Excellence

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Purdue trustees approve faculty promotions

Purdue trustees approve faculty promotions
2014-04-09

Purdue trustees approve faculty promotions

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Dr. Eichinger named Murphy Award winner

Dr. Eichinger named Murphy Award winner
2014-03-26

Dr. Eichinger named Murphy Award winner

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Dr. Nancy Emery chosen as College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor

Dr. Nancy Emery chosen as College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor
2014-03-19

Dr. Nancy Emery chosen as College of Science Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Teaching by an Assistant Professor

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Gene swapping: Hosts and parasites share more than food

Gene swapping: Hosts and parasites share more than food
2014-03-17

Gene swapping: Hosts and parasites share more than food

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Love bites: midges and bats attack frogs while they are trying to attract a mate

Love bites: midges and bats attack frogs while they are trying to attract a mate
2014-02-19

Love bites: midges and bats attack frogs while they are trying to attract a mate

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My eyespots are up here: Expert says peacocks' legs, lower feathers and dance attract most attention during courtship

My eyespots are up here: Expert says peacocks' legs, lower feathers and dance attract most attention during courtship
2014-02-07

My eyespots are up here: Expert says peacocks' legs, lower feathers and dance attract most attention during courtship

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Is leaving home the best choice for kangaroo rats?

Is leaving home the best choice for kangaroo rats?
2013-12-16

Is leaving home the best choice for kangaroo rats?

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Prairie birds have retinas configured to look upwards

Prairie birds have retinas configured to look upwards
2013-12-03

Prairie birds have retinas configured to look upwards

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House Sparrows tweak auditory system seasonally

House Sparrows tweak auditory system seasonally
2013-11-01

House Sparrows tweak auditory system seasonally

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Dr. Fernandez-Juricic to give College of Science Research Award Lecture - April 29, 2013 - 3:00 pm - LWSN 1142

Dr. Fernandez-Juricic to give College of Science Research Award Lecture - April 29, 2013 - 3:00 pm - LWSN 1142
2013-04-24

Dr. Fernandez-Juricic to give College of Science Research Award Lecture - April 29, 2013 - 3:00 pm - LWSN 1142

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New science program benefits freshmen

New science program benefits freshmen
2012-11-28

New science program benefits freshmen

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Ross Biological Reserve: A living laboratory

Ross Biological Reserve: A living laboratory
2012-07-25

Ross Biological Reserve: A living laboratory

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