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Biology News

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News

The Active Learning Initiative celebrates 10 years at Cornell and its impact: increased student success, engagement, and a sense of belonging.

  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Biology
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Spotlight

Meet Eirene Markenscoff-Papadimitriou, assistant professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics.
  • Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • Biology
  • Genetics
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Spotlight

Meet Swanne Gordon, assistant professor, Department of of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Environment
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Spotlight

Meet Andrés López-Sepulcre, assistant professor, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.
  • Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
  • Evolution
  • Ecosystems
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Events

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News

What is your area of research and why is it important? I am interested in understanding how organisms’ interactions within cities influence their ecology and evolution. I am aiming to study the genetic variation between urban and natural ant...
  • Department of Entomology
  • Evolution
  • Climate Change
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News

Two populations of flycatchers that evolved on different remote islands separately developed the same trait – all-black feathers – according to a new study that used machine learning to understand the process that shaped the birds’ genome.
  • Lab of Ornithology
  • Evolution
  • Genetics