News: Biodiversity and Sustainability
Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin
Oil Impairs Ability of Coral Reef Fish to Find Homes and Evade Predators
Just like a person after one too many cocktails, a few drops of oil can cause coral reef fish to make poor decisions.
Can Sound Save a Fish?
Gulf Corvina look pretty ordinary—they're a couple of feet long and silvery. Yet the sounds they make—when millions get together to spawn—are a kind of...
Mathew Leibold Named Fellow of Ecological Society of America
Mathew Leibold, a professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UT Austin, was elected a fellow by the Ecological Society of America (ESA).
What’s the Buzz: Reflecting on a Life's Work Inspired by Pollinators
Shalene Jha has been interested in pollinators her entire life. Now, as an assistant professor, she studies the interactions of native bees and plant communities for...
Rare, Blind Catfish Never Before Found in U.S. Discovered in Texas
An extremely rare eyeless catfish species previously known to exist only in Mexico has been discovered in a National Recreation Area in Texas.
Genetic Potential of Oil-Eating Bacteria from the BP Oil Spill Decoded
Microbiologists led by Brett Baker have discovered potential in bacteria that helped to clean up the BP oil spill.
Scientists Unveil the Most Comprehensive Genomic Tree of Life
Genetic data reveal a group of bacteria that are so diverse genetically that they represent half of all the diversity of bacteria on the planet
Graduate Students Ensure Science Under the Stars Shines Bright
The free, monthly public lecture series was founded and is run completely by students in the Plant Biology and Ecology, Evolution and Behavior (EEB) graduate...
Saving the Bees, Two Perspectives
How do you move 100,000 honeybees—a living laboratory for research on the gut microbiome—half way across the country?
Engineering Bacterial Communities Improves Plant Growth
University of Texas at Austin scientists say there's a simple way for home gardeners and small farmers to give plants a pesticide-free boost: by harnessing...