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Nature Episode to Feature Professor Ethan Temeles’ Hummingbird Research

December 22, 2009Ethan Temeles

Tiny birds will be the big stars of an episode of Nature airing Jan. 10 on PBS. The episode will feature the hummingbird research of Ethan J. Temeles, professor of biology at Amherst College.

The show, titled “Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air,” will feature Temeles’ research on the purple-throated carib hummingbird on the island nation of Dominica. The film is spectacular for its high-speed cinematography: viewers can literally see hummingbirds trying to kick each other as they squabble over food and get birds’-eye views of them feeding from flowers.

Impacts of Climate Change on Invasive Plants in the Western US: Opportunities for Restoration?

Bethany Bradley, Copeland Fellow, Department of Biology, Amherst College
November 2, 2009

Risk, Return on Investment, and Incentives: Why Environmental Conservation Needs High Finance

C. Josh Donlan, Copeland Fellow, Department of Biology, Amherst College
October 26, 2009

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By Emily Gold Boutilier

The Missing Piece

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Flowers have evolved to fit the bills of female (above) and male (below) hummingbirds—and the birds have evolved to fit the flowers.

By Sarah Auerbach '96

 

Amherst Biology Professor Goutte Receives National Science Foundation Grant

January 23, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-- The National Science Foundation has awarded Amherst College with a grant of $140,001 to support of the work of Caroline E. Goutte, an assistant professor of biology. Her project is called “ RUI: The Role of APH-1 and APH-2 in Notch-Mediated Cell Interactions in C. Elegans.”

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