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Serengeti selfies highlight research to local classroom

May 12, 2016  |   Faculty, Pro Humanitate, Research, Sustainability

Wake Forest University biologist Michael Anderson, who studies the ecology and conservation of African grassland and savannas ecosystems, will be bringing his work to life via Skype for fifth graders at Meadowlark Elementary School on May 12 and 13.

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Mighty mealworms: solution for food insecurity and pollution

May 11, 2016  |   Faculty, Research, Student, Sustainability, Top Stories

Biology students team up to create a vertical mealworm garden for the Global Biomimicry Design Challenge, an annual competition that addresses critical sustainability issues using nature as a guide.

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Tiger moths use signals to warn bats: toxic not tasty

May 10, 2016  |   Faculty, Research, Student

Field research of free-flying bats conducted in their natural habitats by a WFU biology graduate student shows tiger moths produce ultrasonic signals to warn bats that they don’t taste good. This behavior – called acoustic aposematism – was previously proven in biology professor Bill Conner’s lab.

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Froggie went a courtin’ and waved goodbye to rival wooers

May 3, 2016  |   Faculty, Research, Top Stories

Most frogs use acoustic signals – or croaks – to communicate during mating season, but some species have also developed a wave, called a foot flag, as a signal to deter the competition. New Wake Forest research looks at the role testosterone plays in the evolutionary process of these signals.

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Conservation alliance to focus on Peruvian Amazon deforestation

April 25, 2016  |   Faculty, International, Pro Humanitate, Research, Sustainability, Top Stories, Uncategorized

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