We will use DNA extracted from museum specimens of four bird species that went extinct in North America in the Twentieth Century to determine the sizes and distributions of their populations leading up to their final days.
Algae begin their life as spores that are about a tenth of the size of the period at the end of this sentence. How is it that something that can become so large depends on something so small and fragile?
How the zebra got its stripes is a mystery. I’m working to solve this mystery by identifying the genes responsible for striping and discovering what they can tell us about advantages that striping may have for zebras
Atmospheric rivers are streams of water vapor that deliver enormous amounts of moisture to the continents. In addition to moisture, they also transfer large amounts of heat (as latent heat), yet they are poorly understood.