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Alumnus Profile: Cheryl Hayashi SM ’88: “From Science Hill to Spider Silk Studies”

Alumnus Profile: Cheryl Hayashi SM ’88: “From Science Hill to Spider Silk Studies”

Cheryl Hayashi SM ’88 (Ph.D. ’96), a 2007 MacArthur Fellow, has had a lifelong curiosity about nature, and a Yale campus job feeding a spider colony in a lab eventually propelled her into research on spider silk.

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The Return of the Fairy Shrimp

The Return of the Fairy Shrimp

In the late 1950s, the fairy shrimp Eubranchipus holmani appeared to have vanished. However, Dr. Eric A. Lazo-Wasem, senior collections manager in the Peabody Museum’s Division of Invertebrate Zoology, has rediscovered a population of the species.

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The Science of Attraction

The Science of Attraction

Instead of their fellow Homo sapiens, Yale professor Antónia Monteiro and researcher Patricia Brennan study the courtship behaviors of butterflies and ducks, and their work has been featured in several programs such as PBS’s “Nature”.

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The Impact of El Niño on Local Galapagos Species

The Impact of El Niño on Local Galapagos Species

Every El Niño occurrence provides an excellent template for ecologists like Jeffrey Park to study environmental effects on genetic diversity and the implications of global warming.

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Industrial Ecology

Industrial Ecology

The term “Industrial Ecology” sounds like an oxymoron, but “we relish that,” says Marian R. Chertow, Assistant Professor of Industrial Environmental Management and the Director of the Industrial Environmental Management Program. Since 1998, her department has sought to discover and

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