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Saturday, July 18, 2015

future of ecology

The ecology of the future and the future of ecology

Researchers working with underrepresented groups to study the ecological impact of climate change and to craft citizen science tools, aim to explore pressing scientific questions while recruiting a new generation of ecology researchers
student checks on ant colony
Shaliek Morgan, an REU student from Shaw University, checks on an ant colony.
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July 17, 2015
Biologists in North Carolina are trying to get a glimpse of the future through a project designed to shed light on how rising temperatures will affect the insects and microbial life that play critical roles in the environment. But the researchers are also hoping to shape the future, working with college students from underrepresented groups and designing citizen science tools to give middle-school students everywhere the chance to be involved in scientific discovery./.../

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