A novel technique based on isotope analysis shows that, compared to ecosystem type, evolutionary history explains more variation in bacterial growth traits along an elevation gradient. This knowledge could help move microbial ecologists toward improved…

Growing awareness of the climate crisis and a shift to plant-based diets have turned kelp farming into a thriving industry….

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Chair James W. Hicks has been interested in the prevalence of head injury in water polo since watching his three sons play the sport. In a new study published with his…

A variety of human activities is forcing many marine species to venture across the oceans in search of new homes. A recent study by Ecology and Evolutionary Biology graduate student Samuel Mahanes and Associate Professor…

“The common way for our skin to repair itself has been with scar tissue,” said Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in developmental and cell biology at University of California Irvine. “Our work, which is driven…

Coral reefs are not just beautiful color displays as seen underwater in Indonesia, Australia, Hawaii and the Caribbean. They also buffer the land from erosion and protect against the tidal waves from tsunamis, she said….

Congratulations to Teaching Professors Andrea Nicholas, Nancy Aguilar-Roca, and Jessica Pratt, this year’s Excellence in Teaching award winners for the UCI School of Biological Sciences….

When Idaho physician David Shelley, M.D., phoned California businessman Ed Chang, the call brought together two people with more in common than either expected. Besides sharing a passion for health care innovation, the pair discovered…

The global fight against ocean plastic pollution will come into sharp focus at the fourth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly this month in Nairobi, Kenya, with Joleah Lamb, assistant professor of ecology &…

Craig Stark, Ph.D., Professor, Neurobiology and Behavior, James L. McGaugh Chair in Neurobiology of Learning & Memory, Director, Campus Center for NeuroImaging (CCNI), Director, Facility for Brain Imaging Research (FIBRE), presents on MRI and neuroimaging…