Carol Hsin

What Can Cheating Viruses Tell Us About Evolution?

If we replayed the history of evolution on Earth – independent of its past – would we get exactly the same species? Paul Turner, Asso­ciate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, now seeks to solve this problem by using a surprising model: “cheating” viruses.

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Examining Leaves to Regenerate Rain Forests

The adaptations that trees undergo in different microenvironments are of interest to Mark Ashton, Morris K. Jesup Professor of Silviculture and Forest Ecology, who believes that knowledge of a tree’s leaf plasticity can lend information crucial to regenerating rainforests.

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