Sleep has previously been shown to consolidate memory and learning. Researchers have observed the same phenomenon in honey bees, and the necessity for sleep is especially apparent in social creatures.
Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability
For the first time, a team of scientists has directly linked archaeological sites with local climate fluctuations. To reveal patterns in drought stress, they employed stable isotope dating on individual barley grains – some of which were over 10,000 years old.
A Yale professor is one of a growing number of scientists studying the science of swarms. These researchers hope that by understanding how animals swarm, they can inform such far flung disciplines as robotics, computer design, and physics.
A recent Yale-led study illustrated that soil critters play a huge role in ecosystem structure and dynamics, which has important implications for agricultural and land use management.
Professor Walter Jetz recently received a boost in NSF funding for projects integrating the global distribution of species with their placement on the tree of life.
Yetunde Meroe ’16 speaks about her summer internship at the Yale Farm and her joint passions for chemical engineering, social outreach, and food and soil science.
Using advanced computer modeling and three million years worth of climate data, Dr. Nadine Unger has pioneered new research on the way vegetation affects climate change.
Yale Professor of Ornithology Richard O. Prum is offering a course exploring evolutionary biology from an “aesthetic” point of view.
Dean of Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies has been awarded the 30th International Prize for Biology for his work integrating paleontological information with data from living plants.
One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird.