Love on the (lion) brain

Jessica Burkhart investigates oxytocin as a resource for facilitating lion introductions.

Modeling microbial complexity

Will Harcombe combines experimental and computational models to decode complex microbial interactions.

Clever fly offers lessons on advanced predator adaptations

Researchers find why the saffron robber fly doesn't often make hunting mistakes.

Is broadly targeted sexual behavior a mistake?

When these crickets come a’courting, they’re far from fussy – and these UMN researchers say that’s evolutionarily OK.

Darwin’s imperiled finches

A CBS alum researches an invasive parasite afflicting rare and threatened birds in the Galápagos.

A natural observer

Jennifer Powers uses art as an avenue to observe nature closely and capture details about the plants and animals she encounters in the field.

Inclusive authorship reduces barriers to participation

Experience running a global-scale ecological research network informs an innovative authorship framework.

Research brief: Jewel beetles evolve to see new colors by duplicating their genes

Camilla Sharkey, a postdoc in Trevor Wardill's lab, investigated the complex evolutionary history of jewel beetles’ vision.

Finding his beat

Postdoctoral researcher Jay Bundy combines his interests and hobbies in his research pursuits and beyond.

At the intersection of art and science

Ph.D. student Maria Park’s fascination with the living world informed her science and inspired her creative endeavors.