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Nonlethal Parasites Reduce How Much Their Wild Hosts Eat, Leading to Ecosystem Effects

“While ecosystem ecologists typically think large-scale, our work highlights how the little things that can be unseen, like herbivore parasites, can shape large-scale processes like plant biomass across landscapes,” said professor Aimée Classen

Recap: Early Career Scientists Symposium: Racial Justice and Anti-racist Research in EEB 2022

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) at the University of Michigan presented the 17th Annual Early Career Scientists Symposium: Racial Justice and Anti-Racist Research in EEB in March and April 2022.

Research Feature

A University of Michigan EEB led team documented 15 rare predator-prey interactions in the Amazon rainforest including images and video of a dinner plate-size tarantula dragging a young opossum.

Warning to arachnophobes: The video below is the stuff of nightmares!

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