Masatoshi Nei (1931-2023) – Nature, ecology and evolution

Masatoshi Nei (1931-2023) - Nature, ecology and evolution

Evolutionary geneticist whose powerful statistical methods facilitated the molecular revolution of evolutionary biology. If you study evolution, chances are you have used the Neis distance to measure the genetic difference between populations of your favorite organisms, the Neighbor Merge method to reconstruct phylogenetic relationships between various species, and/or the NeiGojobori method to calculate rates of … Read more

The EPA conducts extensive research on water quality in Lake Ontario

The EPA conducts extensive research on water quality in Lake Ontario

The US Environmental Protection Agency is collecting ecological and environmental data on Lake Ontario through September. Together with universities and other federal agencies, EPA is studying how pollutants move through the food web of lakes, how harmful nutrient pollution changes throughout the year, how invasive mussels affect water quality and more, according to Elizabeth Hinchey … Read more