Evolution by natural selection has given rise to societies, altruism, empathy and kindness. Why and how did this happen? We are discovering new insights from a surprising source: the cooperative and intelligent vampire bat.
We’ll gather DNA from village dogs in remote parts of Africa, uncovering ancient genes that have disappeared from bred dogs. These genes will help study dog and human genetic diseases and unravel the history of dog domestication
Born in avalanche chutes, wolverines thrive in places few people tread. Citizen scientists are helping us conduct a noninvasive survey of wolverines, using hair and cameras to assess how highways affect gene flow.
Ants rule earth's ecosystems, but a remarkable group of beetles have got one up on the ants. The nest is their home, the ant brood their food, but the ants don't even notice them. How did they evolve this remarkable skill?
Migratory bird populations are in decline and require high quality, winter habitat in Central and South America to persist. We are identifying new ways to provide critical bird habitat while still benefiting farmers.