Topic: Evolutionary biology

New Study Shows Effects of Prehistoric Nocturnal Life on Mammalian Vision

Oct. 29, 2012

Since the age of dinosaurs, most species of day-active mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures. Humans and other anthropoid primates, such as monkeys and apes, are the only groups that deviate from this pattern, according to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Midwestern University.

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A tree of life grows in Texas

April 9, 2012
A tree of life grows in Texas

Computer scientist Tandy Warnow uses a Texas Advanced Computing Center supercomputer to create a more accurate evolutionary history.

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Graduate Alumnus Awarded Three-Year Harvard Society Fellowship

Feb. 7, 2011

Christian Rabeling (Ph.D. 2010), an alumnus of the graduate program in Ecology, Evolution and Human Behavior at The University of Texas at Austin, has been awarded a Junior Fellowship from the Harvard Society of Fellows beginning in July 2011.

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