How new plant species get their names

Kanchi Gandhi is one of a small group of global experts who referees the rules of naming new plant species.

Alvin Powell | Oct. 25, 2019 | harvard
~9 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell botany department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology faculty-of-arts-and-sciences kanchi-gandhi nomenclature

Why jackals thrive where humans dominate

The surprising success story of the golden jackal in Europe holds lessons about nature’s resilience and about how nature might respond to the evolutionary pressure exerted by humans as we change the natural landscape. The Gazette spoke with doctoral student Nathan Ranc for insight.

Alvin Powell | April 25, 2019 | harvard
~18 mins   

Tags: science-technology alvin-powell anthropocene department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology europe fox golden-jackal graduate-school-of-arts-and-sciences nathan-ranc paul-moorcroft resilience wolf

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows | Feb. 12, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology architecture basic-research construction department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology engineering harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences l-mahadevan sustainability termite-mounds termites

How do tiny termites make such massive mounds?

Researchers investigate how centimeter-sized termites, without architects, engineers or foremen, can build complex, long-standing, meter-sized structures all over the world.

Leah Burrows | Feb. 12, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology architecture basic-research construction department-of-organismic-and-evolutionary-biology engineering harvard-john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences l-mahadevan sustainability termite-mounds termites

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