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Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

Link Germinates Between Agriculture, Ancient Civilizations and Climate: Carbon-Dating Ancient Barley to Understand Drought-Stress Variability

Amanda Buckingham January 18, 2015 0

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

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Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Studying Swarms: How Physicists, Engineers, and Computer Scientists are Learning from Midges

Zachary Miller January 18, 2015 0

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,

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Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Tiny soil critters have big impact on ecosystems

Malini Gandhi January 18, 2015 0

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

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Connecting the Address Book to the Family Tree for the Earth’s Vertebrates

Connecting the Address Book to the Family Tree for the Earth’s Vertebrates

Tessa Adler January 18, 2015 0

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.

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Undergraduate Profile: Yetunde Meroe ’16

Undergraduate Profile: Yetunde Meroe ’16

Mina Himwich January 18, 2015 0

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.

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Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

Deep in the Lungs of the Earth: Exploring the Effect of Vegetation on Atmosphere and Climate

Hayley Kolding December 30, 2014 0

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

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Evolutionary Biology from an Aesthetic Perspective

Evolutionary Biology from an Aesthetic Perspective

Yunus Tuncbilek October 5, 2014 0

Yale Professor of Ornithology Richard O. Prum is offering a course exploring evolutionary biology from an “aesthetic” point of view

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Past to Present: F&ES Dean Awarded 2014 International Prize for Biology

Past to Present: F&ES Dean Awarded 2014 International Prize for Biology

Peter Wang October 5, 2014 0

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

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A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

A Flight of Fancy: New efforts could bring back the passenger pigeon

Aparna Nathan October 5, 2014 0

One hundred years after the extinction of the passenger pigeon, scientists are beginning an attempt to bring back the one-thriving bird

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Tiny Guts, Big Consequences: Modulated Colonization of the Bacteria that Cause Lyme Disease

Tiny Guts, Big Consequences: Modulated Colonization of the Bacteria that Cause Lyme Disease

Lorraine James April 13, 2014 0

Disrupting the populations of bacteria than live inside the miniscule guts of ticks can have big ramifications for the feared bacteria that is responsible for the spread of Lyme disease. Dr. Sukanya Narasimhan, Dr.

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