29 Aug 2017
This video shows a rotating 3D reconstruction of the chewing mouthparts of the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, one of the three new species the OIST researchers described in their research. This is the...
Type: Video
29 Aug 2017
Biologists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have named three new, rare ant species in Africa after important figures in African biodiversity conservation—...
Type: News Article
29 Aug 2017
This image shows a 3D reconstruction of the arrangement of muscles inside the Zasphinctus sarowiwai ant, shown in red, and the stinger, showed in green. This ant species has many muscles in the...
Type: Photo
13 Jul 2017
Although Charles Darwin lived and worked in the 19th century, modern evolutionary biologists are far from exhausting all avenues of inquiry regarding birds and evolution. For example, in the 1990s,...
Type: News Article
13 Jul 2017
The top graph shows a correlation between beak size and winter minimum temperatures, with the smallest beaks relating to the coldest winters. The bottom graph shows no clear correlation for summer...
Type: Photo
27 Jan 2017
According to a recent survey from...
Type: News Article
2 Nov 2016
During his notable trip to the Galápagos Islands, Charles Darwin collected several mockingbird specimens on different islands in the region.  He later discovered that each island only contained...
Type: News Article
2 Nov 2016
Two different habitats seen in Australia: The Australian outback near Eulo, Queensland can be seen on the top and a eucalypt forest in the Brindabella Range seen on the bottom. Birds are evolving...
Type: Photo
28 Jul 2016
The dragons from ‘Game of Thrones’ have come to life in insect form. New ant species that appear dragon-like due to their large and...
Type: News Article
9 Jun 2016
It is thought that ants evolved about 150 million years ago and have risen to dominance in the past 60 million years. They are now everywhere and while they are not always welcome on your kitchen...
Type: News Article
17 May 2016
Rubber plantations are a rapidly spreading agroecosystem in Southeast Asia and they are likely to have profound impacts on biodiversity due to the disruption of the natural landscape. Therefore,...
Type: News Article
8 Mar 2016
The Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit examine how evolutionary pressures drive speciation and species richness using ants as a model. March 2016 Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit (Professor...
Type: Video
Subscribe to Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit (Evan P. Economo)