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Canceled flights: For monarch butterflies, loss of migration means more disease

A new study by University of Georgia ecologists, just published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, has found that winter-breeding butterflies are at increased risk of disease, a finding that could apply to other migratory species as well. Planting tropical milkweed, available at many garden centers, makes the problem worse.

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Gittleman quoted in Science

Odum School Dean John Gittleman, who studies large-scale evolutionary and ecological questions about biodiversity and conservation with a focus on mammals, was quoted in Science in an article about a new study of carnivore population regulation.

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ECOLOGY SEMINAR: Plant-Insect Interactions in Tropical Rain Forest Canopies
Meg Lowman, Chief of Science and Sustainability, California Academy of Sciences
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