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Close-up of fossil phytolith.

By extracting phytoliths from once-living plants, scientists were able to uncover a story of vegetation change in response to climate.

Hummingbird pollinating plants.

The mystery of these tiny, but hearty, birds' migratory patterns is starting to unfold.

Group of shells.

What started as a hobby led to a one-of-a-kind collection of 100,000 shells from all over the world and incredible research potential. 

golden king crab

Study finds egg masses of snailfishes deposited inside the gill cavity of North Pacific king crabs using molecular techniques.

The Townsend’s big-eared bat

Various bat species have different needs to survive, which can severely decrease their ability to cope with habitat fragmentation. 

red-eared guenon

Burke researchers analyzed monkey facial patterns and found both social and environmental connections.

Megapode at night

Megapodes cleverly harness environmental heat sources to incubate their eggs.

Logan was fitted with a radio collar so the team can track his movement and learn more about his range

Wolverines are one of the rarest and most elusive mammals in North America. Hunted near extinction they’re finally starting to return.

Fluffy Sculpin

Fishes are a vital part of our economy, marine environment, and regional identity; but do we even know our own fishes? 

The Greater spear-nosed bat, Phyllostomus hastatus

Sharlene Santana studies how behavior, diet, anatomy and function result in bursts of diversification in tropical bats.

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