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September 25, 2013
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Invasion in the Desert: Why Some Plant Species are Survivors

Max Li’s research could inform policies to promote sustainable native environments and curb the invasion of alien plant species. Max Li, a University of Arizona doctoral student in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, is studying mechanisms that determine … Continue reading

December 21, 2012
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Wildlife Monitoring Cameras Click Jaguar and Ocelot Photos

Automated trail cameras set up by a UA research team have snapped pictures of a male jaguar and a male ocelot roaming the rugged Southern Arizona landscape. An adult male jaguar and an adult male ocelot have been photographed in … Continue reading

June 26, 2012
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Humans Have Love-Hate Relationship With the Environment

James Watson, a UA anthropologist, has published chapters describing how long-term environmental trends encourage stable adaptations within local environments. Human/environment interactions have a history as long as the existence of our species on the planet. Hominid ancestors began polluting their … Continue reading

June 17, 2012
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“Extremely Little” Telescope Discovers Pair of Odd Planets

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Even small telescopes can make big discoveries. Though the KELT North telescope in southern Arizona carries a lens no more powerful than a high-end digital camera, it’s just revealed the existence of two very unusual faraway planets. … Continue reading

June 8, 2012
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A Prime Seat to a Once-in-a-Lifetime Spectacle

Hosted by world-renowned astrophotographer Adam Block at the UA’s Mount Lemmon SkyCenter, a group of sky and astronomy enthusiasts watched Venus cross the sun from the highest vantage point in Southern Arizona. On Nov. 24, 1639, in the tiny village … Continue reading

March 22, 2012
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Report: Higher Ed Holds Key to Boost Arizona Economy

A multi-year report says the UA is a driver in the state’s economic development, but more coordination is needed among schools, business and the Legislature. The University of Arizona and the state’s other colleges and universities have what it takes … Continue reading

May 25, 2011
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Ants Give New Evidence for Interaction Networks

*UA researchers have uncovered evidence in ant colonies suggesting that social networks may function differently than previously assumed.* Be it through the Internet, Facebook, the local grapevine or the spread of disease, interaction networks influence nearly every part of our … Continue reading

May 20, 2011
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Kartchner Caverns: A Living Microbe Laboratory

*In the first extensive genetic survey of microbes living in Kartchner Caverns, UA doctoral candidate Marian Ortiz has shown that some of the cave-dwelling microbes may have anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties.* In a hole in the ground, there lives a … Continue reading