In the presence of spider silk, insect plant pests eat less plant material, and the spider doesn't have to be around to see this effect, according to a recent study by Miami University evolutionary ecologist Ann Rypstra and colleague Christopher Buddle of McGill University. Their study is published in the Feb. 23, 2013 issue of the Royal Society journal Biology Letters, and
online ahead of print Nov. 28.
The Miami University chapters of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity and Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity have been found responsible for violating Miami's Code of Student Conduct in relation to actions surrounding an exchange of fireworks early Aug. 19.
Miami University is partnering with Google Apps for Education. Faculty and staff email is being copied from the current Exchange system to Google Apps for Education. Employees will sign in to their new Google Miami Mail account beginning Friday, Dec. 21. IT services invites employees to information sessions this week.
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Article about research by Ann Rypstra (zoology, Hamilton campus) that shows spider silk may act as a pest repellant says the research was recently published in Biology Letters. Quotes Rypstra.
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In a study at Miami and published in PLoS One, researchers have found that wolf spiders tend to kill more and leave more of their prey behind when fed highly nutritious flies.
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