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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

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Michigan doctoral student selected for prestigious National Fisheries Fellowship

Research focuses on using ecosystem dynamics to help ensure sustainable fisheries

The monarch butterfly is scientifically endangered. So why isn't it legally protected yet?

People might think that it’s a listing of ‘endangered’ under the Endangered Species Act, which is not true. The IUCN recognizes more species as endangered than the Endangered Species Act. ~ D. André Green II


Cover story in Science: termites may have a larger role in
future ecosystems

Most people think termites are a nuisance that consume wood in homes and businesses. But those termites represent less than 4% of all termite species worldwide.

Termites are critical in natural ecosystems—especially in the tropics—because they help recycle dead wood from trees. Without such decayers, the world would be piled high with dead plants and animals.

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