School of Integrative Biology
The School of Integrative Biology studies how the different components of life interact, from molecules through global cycles.
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(2018-09-06)As the incidence of tick-borne disease rises globally, the need for comprehensive research into the underlying mechanisms of tick and pathogen distributions becomes increasingly urgent. Hard ticks are ectoparasites that ...
(2018-12-10)The polyphenolic stilbene resveratrol is a plant secondary compound associated with antioxidant and anti-pathogen functions. Knowledge of these functions prompted longevity and development studies on many different model ...
(2018-12-05)Plant tissue loss due to herbivory is an important selective force for shaping plant phenotypes (Marquis 1992). Therefore, plants have evolved a variety of mechanisms to mitigate the negative effects of herbivory. Much of ...
(2018-10-30)Anthropogenic climate change is leading to dramatic fluctuations of essential climate dynamics and has become a major threat to modern ecosystem services and biodiversity because of its magnitude and rate of change. Climate ...
Fire-driven changes to tree drought vulnerability and carbon storage in temperate broadleaf forests (2018-06-29)Shifts in rainfall patterns due to climate change are expected to increase drought stress and mortality in forests. Concurrent changes to natural and anthropogenic fire regimes underscore the potential for large-scale ...