In the vast abyss of the deep-sea, where light cannot penetrate and productive habitats are scarce, sound could play key ecological roles, but these soundscapes have never been studied. You can be the first to listen!
Bonobos are our closest living relatives, but we know almost nothing about how they communicate. The research here aims to decode their vocalizations in order begin to unravel the mystery of the evolution of human language.
Few species communicate in a way remotely as complex as humans. Gelada monkeys are an exception. Geladas ‘talk’ to each other with complex sequences of sounds, but the function of these melodies is a mystery.
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 do species interactions react to environmental changes? Microbes living within carnivorous pitcher plants can help us find the answer, if we develop good enough molecular tools to understand their biodiversity.