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…

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…

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 &…

New insights on circumventing a key obstacle on the road to anti-scarring treatment have been published by Maksim Plikus, an associate professor in developmental and cell biology at the UCI School of Biological Sciences and…

When the opportunity arose in 1965 for David Edwards to join the Ph.D. program in the School of Biological Sciences at UCI, then the University of California’s newest campus, he seized it without a second…