Ecology in videos and podcasts

Oysters proposed for cleaning up New York’s rivers, mall music has a bigger impact than boosting sales, cephalopods advance research in neuroscience and robotics, how gut bacteria might be shaping brain development and behavior and E.O. Wilson discusses a life of research on ants. Here are the remaining links from January. Oyster-tecture: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a study today showing heavy contamination in...

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Tackling fiction with what he knows best

This post contributed by Nadine Lymn, ESA Director of Public Affairs I was thumbing through my New Yorker magazine when the featured fiction story caught my eye.  The accompanying graphic showed several silhouetted ants and the opening line of the story read: “The Trailhead Queen was dead.”  I began reading and got pulled into the plight facing the colony, which was profoundly affected by the death of its long-lived queen. Something...

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