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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)

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Honors undergrad alum Lima finds her passion in urban ecology

Growing up, Sam Lima was broadly interested in biology, but it wasn’t until college when she started learning about the many ecological and climate crises facing the world that she decided to study ecology.

Stellar grads: WWF Leadership Conservation Award and SSE Rosemary Grant Advanced Awards

Congratulations to EEB graduate students Giorgia Auteri, Henry Ertl and Alexa White on their prestigious awards from the World Wildlife Fund-US (White) and the Society for the Study of Evolution (Auteri and Ertl).

RESEARCH FEATURE

Biodiversity protects bee communities from disease, U-M study concludes

A new analysis of thousands of native and nonnative Michigan bees shows that the most diverse bee communities have the lowest levels of three common viral pathogens.

University of Michigan researchers netted and trapped more than 4,000 bees from 60 species. The bees were collected at winter squash farms across Michigan, where both managed honeybee colonies and wild native bees pollinate the squash flowers.

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