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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

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The Wow Moment, Remote

How did one biodiversity class in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) adapt their lab work remotely? Creativity, technology, and a giant toad.

Grad students suffer high levels of mental health stress, but pandemic provides opportunity for change

Graduate students suffer high rates of depression, anxiety and mental stress, studies show—a situation made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic. But as campuses reopen and students return to their labs, now is the time to implement changes.

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On U-M Gateway: study suggests ground-dwelling mammals survived mass extinction 66 million years ago

The miles-wide asteroid that struck Earth 66 million years ago wiped out nearly all the dinosaurs and roughly three-quarters of the planet’s plant and animal species. But some creatures survived, including certain rat-sized mammals that would later diversify into the more than 6,000 mammal species that exist today, including humans.

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