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Photo: C Reuland

Why don’t all males produce bright colors?

John Fitzpatrick, one of our Wallenberg Academy Fellows, is studying the huge variation in colors and shapes displayed by animals due to both of natural and sexual selection. His research team wants to understand how and why certain sexual behaviors develop in some groups, but not in others.

Photo: R Stelkens

Yeast – good for much

Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation notices Rike Stelkens research using yeast as a model system to study hybridization. Her research team is studying how hybridization can contribute to survival under difficult conditions.

Butterfly on a flower

Why are there so many plant-feeding insects? A new study suggests an answer

Variability of food choice has been essential in the diversification of plant-feeding insects. This is the conclusion of a new study led by researchers at the Department of Zoology, who have used a new combination of methods to investigate food use in butterflies.

Emily Baird

Big grant for pollinator research

Emily Baird is one of two researchers at SU who receives a contribution from the Swedish Research Council for interdisciplinary research environments. The title of her project is "A new framework for predicting insect pollinator habitat requirements”

Photo: Paul Bentzen

Small-brained female guppies aren’t drawn to attractive males

Female guppies with smaller brains can distinguish attractive males, but they don’t recognise them as being more appealing or choose to mate with them, according to a new study by University College London and Stockholm University researchers.

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