How do lichens withstand desiccation?

Lichens, symbioses between fungi and algae, survive levels of desiccation lethal to most organisms. We recently...

Can we use phytoliths in modern savanna soil to understand past ecosystems?

Phytoliths are microscopic silica particles produced by plants that can be easily fossilized and preserved...

How does the gut microbiota of a premature baby affect the survival of the baby?

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a serious intestinal illness occurring in premature babies. It usually leads to...

Revealing the feeding habits of dolphins using stable isotope analysis

How we find out what dolphins eat is by retrieving dead dolphins, collecting the contents of their stomach...

How does social power affect the way potential sex partners are perceived?

This project examines how social power affects our perceptions of potential sex partners. The goal is to determine...

Mathematical model to reduce maternal and infant mortality in Southeast Asia

Maternal and child mortality in Southeast Asian countries is still very high, especially in poor and rural areas...

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