Topic: Section of Integrative Biology

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

July 15, 2013

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.

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Robotic Frogs Help Turn a Boring Mating Call into a Serenade

July 15, 2013

With the help of a robotic frog, biologists at The University of Texas at Austin and Salisbury University have discovered that two wrong mating calls can make a right for female túngara frogs.

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Bumblebees Do Best Where There Is Less Pavement and More Floral Diversity

Dec. 24, 2012

Landscapes with large amounts of paved roads and impervious construction have lower numbers of ground-nesting bumblebees, which are important native pollinators, a study from The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Berkeley shows.

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Biologist Receives $1.5 Million to Study Potential Biofuel Crops

Aug. 2, 2012

A biologist at The University of Texas at Austin has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to study native prairie grasses as potential sources of biofuel.

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Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

June 1, 2012
Fighting Invasive Species, Zombie Style

The history of how red imported fire ants came to North America has a destructive end. Every year the non-native ants cause more than $1 billion of impact in Texas alone.

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