Evolutionary Biology

Video: Turtle Ants

Corrie Moreau is an Assistant Curator of Insects at The Field Museum and part of her research focuses on understanding the life history of turtle ants (Cephalotes varians). This species of ants is remarkable because of their dish-like heads that act as living doorways. In other words, large workers of turtle ants can use their heads to block the entrance of their nests and thus preventing intruders from coming in.

Shark Genetic Conservation Student Video

This video was created by the 2011 DNA Residency Team Shark, Tom Champion (educator, Naperville North), Griffin Harris (student, New Trier High), and Prahi Thirkateh (Naperville North High).  They outline population bottlenecks and discuss the problems that changes in population size might be for the conservation of sharks.

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