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UT Austin Establishes Texas Invasive Species Program with $2.7 Million from Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation

UT Austin Establishes Texas Invasive Species Program with $2.7 Million from Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation

To combat and manage pesky invasive species such as fire ants, tawny crazy ants and Cactoblastis moths, the Texas Invasive Species Program has been established at The University of Texas at Austin with $2.7 million in support from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation.

Invasive Crazy Ants Are Displacing Fire Ants, Researchers Find

Invasive Crazy Ants Are Displacing Fire Ants, Researchers Find

The ecologically dominant crazy ants are reducing diversity and abundance across a range of ant and arthropod species.

Biologist Lawrence Gilbert Named 2012 Distinguished Texas Scientist by Texas Academy of Science

Biologist Lawrence Gilbert Named 2012 Distinguished Texas Scientist by Texas Academy of Science

Lawrence Gilbert, professor of integrative biology and director of the Brackenridge Field Laboratory at The University of Texas at Austin, has been named the 2012 Distinguished Texas Scientist by the Texas Academy of Science.

Field Guide for Texas Damselflies Highlights Diversity of Fascinating Insects

Field Guide for Texas Damselflies Highlights Diversity of Fascinating Insects

A new field guide for damselflies by University of Texas at Austin entomologist John Abbott is the most comprehensive guide for identifying the colorful insects that flit about streams and ponds around the state.

Explore Texas biodiversity past, present and future at campus natural science center

Explore Texas biodiversity past, present and future at campus natural science center

A Q&A with Dr. Ed Theriot, professor, diatom wrangler and director of the Texas Natural Science Center. Why should people visit the Texas Memorial Museum? Whether they like dinosaurs and fossils or gems and minerals, or are curious about evolution or Texas wildlife, everybody finds a "wow," a personal connection. One example: looking at the…   » Continue Reading

Scientists Find a Population of Butterflies That Appears to Be Splitting Into Two Species

Scientists Find a Population of Butterflies That Appears to Be Splitting Into Two Species

Breaking up may actually not be hard to do, say scientists who've found a population of tropical butterflies that may be on its way to a split into two distinct species.

Professors Receive $4.6 Million to Study Impact of Climate Change on Potential Biofuel Source

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin, working with scientists from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), have received a $4.6 million grant to explore how switchgrass, a native prairie grass and promising source of biofuel, will fare under future climate change.

Ann and Roger Worthington Give $500,000 to Promote Education in Biodiversity and Applied Ecology

University of Texas at Austin alums Roger and Ann Worthington have donated $500,000 to establish the Lawrence E. Gilbert, Jr. Excellence Endowment, an endowment for the benefit of Brackenridge Field Laboratory (BFL) and research and education in ecology and biodiversity.

Biocontrol of Invasive Cane Grass Investigated by Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and USDA

Biocontrol of Invasive Cane Grass Investigated by Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and USDA

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin will work with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS) to investigate biological control for an invasive cane grass that is choking waterways across North America.