In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Mitchell Aide of the University of Puerto Rico explains how electronically bugging a tropical forest can provide insight about the native species.
Mitchell Aide is an associate professor of biology at the University of Puerto Rico where his research interests include tropical plant ecology biogeography, plant/herbivore interactions, and population genetics. His recent projects have focused on tropical ecology in Puerto Rico and Costa Rica. He holds a Ph.D. from the University Utah.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Stefan Lüpold of Syracuse University explain how females of certain species can pick the father of their offspring after mating with multiple males.
Stefan Lüpold is a research assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Syracuse University. His research is focused on behavioral ecology and sexual selection in birds and insects, with a specific focus on male and female adaptations to postcopulatory sexual selection. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Bill Fischel of Dartmouth College reveals the history of the modern academic calendar.
Bill Fischel is a professor of economics and the Robert C. 1925 & Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies at Dartmouth College. He has been a professor at Dartmouth since 1973 and his current research project is focused on the economics of land use and zoning laws. He holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Einat Lev of the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory at Columbia University describes her research into the properties of flowing lava.
Einat Lev is a postdoctoral research scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She works on the Lava Project in conjunction with Bob Wysocki and Jeff Karson at Syracuse University. She earned her Ph.D. at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Dana Hawley of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University explains why diseases evolve more virulent strains that pose a greater threat to the host.
Dana Hawley is an associate professor of biological sciences at Virginia Tech. Her research explores the ecological and evolutionary mechanisms that underlie pathogen susceptibility within and across ecological scales. Her current project seeks to link host ecology and behavior with changes in pathogen virulence. She earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anders Garm of the University of Copenhagen reveals what starfish vision can teach us about the evolution of more complex eyes.
Anders Garm is an associate professor of biology at the University of Copenhagen where he studies vision in marine species such as starfish and jellyfish. His work has been widely published and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Copenhagen.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Jeffrey McKee of Ohio State University explores the connection between human population growth and the rising rate of species extinction.
Jeffrey McKee is a professor of anthropology at Ohio State University where he conducts research on hominid evolution and paleoecology. His current interests focus on computer modeling and simulation of evolutionary and fossilization processes. He earned his Ph.D. at Washington University in St. Louis.
In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Kelly Mix of Michigan State University reveals the connection between math ability and visual spatial training.
Kelly Mix is a professor of educational psychology in the Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology, and Special Education at Michigan State University. Her research is focused on the development of number concepts and mathematical reasoning, with a particular interest in the emergence of these ideas in infancy and early childhood. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.