The Matheny Lab has two new publications coming out this week, describing SIX new genera of fungi! Congratulations! Sanchez-Garcia et al. 2014 Deconstructing the Tricholomataceae (Agaricales) and introduction of the new genera Albomagister, Corneriella, Pogonoloma and Pseudotricholoma Matheny et al. […]
PhD student Courtney Gorman (Bailey Lab), Jen Schweitzer, and Joe Bailey recently published an article in PLoS One that’s making the news! Their paper finds that saving endemic species is important for ecosystems. Follow this link to read the full […]
Dan Simberloff’s critique of the ‘novel ecosystem’ concept, recently published as an opinion piece in TREE, has been featured in Tennessee Today. Congratulations, Dan!
Sergey Gavrilets and collaborators have a new paper out in Molecular Ecology that made the cover of the journal. Congratulations! “The genomic signature of parallel adaptation from shared genetic variation” Mol Ecol 23(16):3944-3956. The abstract can be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12720/abstract.
Sergey Gavrilets and two colleagues published a study in the Quarterly Review of Biology on the biology of same-sex attraction, that has sparked considerable coverage in both scientific and popular media. Publications and websites as diverse as Time, US News […]
EEB faculty Joe Williams and Brian O’Meara, together with former grad student Mackenzie Taylor, have a new article out in the American Journal of Botany that has been getting attention in the press. Read the EurekAlert press release, “Which came […]
Dr. Edward Schilling, Dr. Susan B. Farmer and graduate student Aaron Floden, have identified a brand-new species of trillium, Trillium tennesseense, known to grow in only three locations in eastern Tennessee. The research was published in June 2013 in The […]
Graduate Student Rafael Zenni has a new paper in Ecology Letters, entitled “Rapid evolution and range expansion of an invasive plant are driven by provenance–environment interactions” (pdf available here). Ecology Letters is the top journal in the ecological sciences. Rafael […]
Sergey Gavrilets recently had paper on “altruistic bullies” come out in Nature Communications: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140326/ncomms4526/full/ncomms4526.html The work has been discussed in Time Magazine: “Science Proves It: Greed Is Good” http://time.com/41680/greed-is-good-science-proves/ and in Science Daily: “Altruistic side of aggressive greed” http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140326092600.htm as well as […]
A new paper by Hollingsworth et al. has come out in BMC Evolutionary Biology that provides the most complete phylogeny to date of North American minnows. Hollingsworth, P.R. Jr., A.M. Simons, J.A. Fordyce, and C.D. Hulsey. 2013. Explosive diversification following […]