News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
For the first time, the genomes of the giraffe and its closest living relative, the reclusive okapi of the African rainforest, have been sequenced -- revealing the first clues about the genetic changes that led to the evolution of the giraffe’s exceptionally long neck and its record-holding ranking as the world’s tallest land species. The research will be published in the scientific journal Nature Communications on May 17, 2016.
Katriona Shea Elected as Fellow of Ecological Society of America (30 August 2016)
Coral conservation efforts aided by computer simulations: New research shows that endangered corals in the eastern Pacific Ocean are isolated from healthy coral populations in the west (23 August 2016)
Ashtekar elected as a member of the National Academy of Sciences (22 August 2016)