30 May 2018
It’s a puzzle that has confounded biologists for centuries: the earth’s tropical regions are home to an enormous variety of plant and animal species, but as you travel north or south, away from the...
Type: News Article
28 May 2018
Specimens like this played a key role in identifying what species of ants are found in different areas of the planet.
Type: Photo
28 May 2018
Two nestmates of the temperate genus Formica sharing food.  Most ant species live in the tropics, but understanding why has been a challenge.
Type: Photo
28 May 2018
A global map showing the number of ant species (SR- Species Richness) that can be found in different areas of the world. Tropical areas around the equator have higher numbers of ant species than...
Type: Photo
18 May 2018
An OIST project to convert wave energy into electricty has gone been officially launched this week in the Maldives. Professor Tsumoru Shintake, leader of the Quantum Wave Microscopy Unit, and his...
Type: Media Links
17 May 2018
The coral farm at Onna, with growing Acropora coral
Type: Photo
17 May 2018
A coral nursery in Maeganeku, Okinawa. Corals are maintained on metal posts.
Type: Photo
17 May 2018
Dr. Yuna Zayasu (right) with co-author Prof. Noriuki Satoh (left)
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17 May 2018
Coral reefs are in trouble. Between pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, coral systems throughout the world’s oceans are severely declining – and some have disappeared. However...
Type: News Article
11 May 2018
OIST's Neurobiology Research Unit (Wickens Unit) has been in the news regarding a new paper published in ...
Type: Media Links
10 May 2018
Florescent imaging of a section of the striatum showing Cholinergic Interneurons (CINs) in green, and Spiny Projection Neurons (SPNs) in red.
Type: Photo
10 May 2018
Changing our behavior based on unexpected cues from our environment is an essential part of survival.  The ability to drop what you’re doing when circumstances demand it could mean the...
Type: News Article
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