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Jon Gelhaus, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences and curator of Entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences; and Tatyana Livshultz, PhD, an associate professor in the College and curator of Botany at the Academy, were quoted in a July 6 Philadelphia Inquirer article about a mind-controlling fungus, Massospora cicadina, that has infiltrated many cicada populations throughout the United States, including Pennsylvania.

This Ancient Sea Creature Fossilized in Tree Resin. How'd That Happen?

Jocelyn Sessa, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a May 13 National Geographic article about the recent discovery of an ammonite shell in a land-formed fossil.

As High-Tide Flooding Worsens, More Pollution Is Washing to the Sea

Carol Collier, senior advisor for Watershed Management and Policy at the Academy of Natural Sciences and professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a March 14 Environment 360 story about how rising sea levels and high-tide flooding is carrying pollutants into rivers, bays and oceans.

Were Dinosaurs Killed Off By Asteroids or Volcanoes? It's Complicated

Löyc Vanderkluysen, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences was quoted in a Feb. 21 Agence France-Presse story about his research that helped to determine the age of the Deccan lava flows in India, that have been theorized as occurring when dinosaurs became extinct. The story was picked up by a number of media outlets, including Yahoo! News.

The Galápagos Islands: Laboratory of Evolution

Loÿc Vanderkluysen, PhD, an assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a June 22 LiveScience article about the Galápagos Islands.

Little Wasp Bodies Mean Little Wasp Brain Regions

Sean O'Donnell, PhD, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was quoted in a Jan. 3Laboratory Equipment post about his work looking into the evolution of wasp brains.

Infrequently Asked Questions: How Do Fireflies Light Up?

Sean O’Donnell, PhD, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was interviewed for a Sept. 7 Philly Voice article exploring why and how fireflies light up.

Underground Ants Regrew Brain Parts to See the Light

Sean O’Donnell, PhD, a professor and associate department head of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science (BEES) in the College of Arts and Science, was featured in a March 11 LiveScience article profiling his research on ants that evolved to regrow parts of their brain related to sight.