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All In The News tagged "biology"

How Social Societies May Play a Role in Insect Brain Size

Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a feature story on WHYY-FM’s “The Pulse” on July 10 about his research on the evolution of cognition in social insects.

Mind Meld: Social Wasps Share Brainpower

A LiveScience article featuring research led by Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, on social behavior and intelligence in wasps, ran in Yahoo!News on June 18.

The Distributed Brainpower of Social Insects

Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in stories in the “Not Exactly Rocket Science” blog on National Geographic’s Phenomena and LiveScience June 9 about his new study, which provides evidence of distributed cognition, or shared brainpower, among social insects.

Ant Guts Provide Insights into how Symbiosis Works

Jacob Russell, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed as part of a story on Jan. 29 on WHYY’s “The Pulse” and Newsworks.org describing his research on symbiotic relationships between ants and the bacteria in their guts.

Loretta Spotila, Biologist and Nutritionist, 69

James R. Spotila, PhD, L. Drew Betz Chair Professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Feb. 23 Philadelphia Inquirer obituary of his wife Loretta Dittrich Spotila, PhD, a former Drexel professor.

Olive Sunbirds, Wood Mice and the Race to Save African Wildlife

Katy Gonder, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a story and video on LiveScience.com on Dec. 12 about her research and conservation efforts with biodiversity in central Africa.

Guiding African Wildlife Through Global Warming

Katy Gonder, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a story and video on LiveScience.com on Dec. 9 about her research and conservation efforts with biodiversity in central Africa.

Pine Barrens late-bloomer a NJ beauty

An article about the rare Pine Barrens gentian flower, quoting Ryan Rebozo, a doctoral candidate in the College of Arts and Sciences who studies the plant, ran on MyCentralJersey.com on Oct. 1.

7 Awesome Discoveries Made by Kids

Daniel Marenda, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was mentioned in a LiveScience story on Sept. 2 about research discoveries made by kids. His son contributed to research on the toxic effect of the sweetener erythritol on fruit flies.

Growth, Global Warming Threaten African Species

Mary Katherine Gonder, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Voice of America story on July 22 about threats to biodiversity in sub-Saharan Africa, including habitat loss affecting chimpanzees.

Kids and Science Good for More than Just a Grade

Daniel Marenda, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, and Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, were mentioned in a July 14 LiveScience post about a study they co-led which identified a common sugar substitute, erythritol, as a potential safe and effective insecticide. The research, inspired by a science fair project by Marenda’s son, was included as an example of children getting involved with real-world applicable science experiments.

Exploiting the Infantry

Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, authored an article about birds tracking ants in the August issue of Natural History magazine.