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ecology and evolutionary biology

Why Did the Bumblebee Cross the Road?

Bees and other insects are crucial for the reproduction of many plant species, but roads often impose obstacles to this vital function. Rackham students Gordon Fitch and Chatura Vaidya studied this problem and proposed some solutions.

Hanging in the Balance

Bats are a potential source of the novel coronavirus behind COVID-19, but a different affliction is ravaging their own populations. One Rackham researcher wants to help them—and help people grasp their importance to our ecosystem.

Squirrels and the City

Few mammals are as ubiquitous as the squirrel, but what makes them act the way they do? Rackham student Amy-Charlotte Devitz takes us into the mind of the bushy tailed rodent.