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The Ocean’s Low-Oxygen Dead Zones Are Getting Worse, Just Like Wildfires

By all accounts, 2017 shaped up to be a bad year for ocean hypoxia according to Francis Chan. He's been studying these "dead zones" for many years.

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Scientists to Granting Agencies: ‘Transformative’ Research Unrealistic to Predict

Sarah Gravem is lead author on a paper published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution. She takes aim at government funding procedures that require scientists to state at the proposal stage how their projects will be "transformative."

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Biology & Zoology undergrads receive $288,600 in scholarships

Congratulations to the 115 Biology and Zoology undergraduates who received department, college and/or university scholarships totalling $288,600 for the 2017-18 academic year. Awards range from $500 to $8,200 and come from 22 different scholarship funds. We're grateful to the generous donors.

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Kyle Coblentz wins award at recent ESA meeting

Congratulations to Kyle Coblentz (PhD candidate in the Novak Lab) for receiving the E.C. Pielou Award for his talk "Quantifying individual diet specialization using Bayesian hierarchical models" presented at the Ecological Society of America's annual meeting held August 6-11 in Portland, Oregon.

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Exquisite flowers from a prehistoric tree have been discovered preserved in amber

George Poinar has discovered a new species of tree whose flowers were preserved in Burmese amber. He said the flowers were so well preserved "they look like they were just picked from the garden."

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