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.
Dr. Robert Heimer of the Yale School of Public Health has been selected as a 2009 Fulbright Scholar to study the HIV epidemic in Russia, especially with respect to injection drug use.
Leo Hickey, Professor of Geology & Geophysics and Biology, attended the 2009 President’s Reception and Awards Ceremony sponsored by the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM) to receive the Raymond C. Moore Medal.
In a recently published paper in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Takayuki Ito and colleagues at the Haskins Laboratory tested whether stretching a subject’s skin in a certain direction while streaming a set of words in the subject’s ear affected what was actually heard.
Jeremy Gray, Assistant Professor of Psychology, is one of these researchers. Gray received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) to further his research on the link among emotion, self-control, and intelligence.
A group of astronomers, led by Yale Postdoctoral fellow Kevin Schawinski, recently showed that luminous Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) do not play a role in the suppression of star formation in their host galaxies.