DNR graduate student Laura Martin and faculty Bernd Blossey recently published an article in Oecologia on how secondary compounds leached from plant litter affect larval amphibians.
Laura Martin was one of five graduate students selected to participate in a National Evolutionary Synthesis Center workshop on the evolutionary biology of the built environment. The working group brings together thirty biologists, architects, and anthropologists to develop a framework for a comprehensive understanding of the evolution of the species we most intimately interact with. It aims to better understand both how to prevent the extinction of beneficial species and to favor the evolution of lineages and species with beneficial attributes, whether those be ecological functions, health benefits or simply aesthetic value.
The article can be read at: http://link.springer.com/