University Research News
Hatching a new hypothesis about egg shape diversity
The research of Mary Caswell Stoddard, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, suggests that the shape of an egg for a bird of a given species may be driven in part by features of a bird's physiology related to its capability for flight.
Bee antennae offer links between the evolution of social behavior and communication
As bees' social behavior evolved, their complex chemical communication systems evolved in concert, according to a study published June 20 in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Rising sea levels will boost moderate floods in some areas, severe floods in others
Rising seas are making flooding more common in coastal areas around the country. Now, a new study finds that sea-level rise will boost the occurrence of moderate rather than severe flooding in some regions of the United States, while in other areas the reverse is true.
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