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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

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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

New global map of ant biodiversity reveals areas that may hide undiscovered species

"This impressive collaboration provides the first high-resolution biodiversity map of where ecology's movers and shakers--the ants--are." ~ Nate Sanders


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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