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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

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Thank you GREEBs!

"My favorite thing about GREEBS was working with different folks in the department. As the continuing community organizer next year, I look forward to organizing more workshops and events for the department." ~Katrina Munsterman, Community Organizer

Nikesh Dahal wins 2022-23 Michigan Sea Grant Graduate Student Research Fellowship

The fellowship helps to foster economic growth and protect Michigan’s coastal, Great Lakes resources through education, research, and outreach. Michigan Sea Grant is a part of the NOAA-National Sea Grant network of 34 university-based programs

RESEARCH FEATURE

Bees are abuzz over sweet nectar with a pinch of salt

University of Michigan Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Nathan Sanders and his colleagues set out to test whether pollinators have a taste for salt in flower nectar.

Their fascinating results were published March 2, 2022 in Biology Letters. Researchers have done similar investigations with one or two species, but this is the first time it's been tested across multiple species in a natural environment. 

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