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Information for students and staff about the coronavirus

Stockholm University is monitoring the situation and follows the information and recommendations of the Swedish Public Health Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding this matter.

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New insights on the rarely studied avian Indo-European flyway

Researchers at Department of Zoology and the Swedish Museum of Natural History have together with European researchers published the first detailed study of the migratory route of Common rosefinches by investigating the understudied avian Indo-European flyway.

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World’s oldest DNA reveals how mammoths evolved

An international team led by researchers at the Centre for Palaeogenetics has sequenced DNA recovered from mammoth remains that are up to 1.2 million years old.

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Rapid evolution of coordinated and collective movement

A new study led by Niclas Kolm published in Science Advances has used artificial selection to examine the evolution of collective motion and what other behaviors are affected when "a guppy turns into a sardine".

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A new textbook on game theory in biology

Olof Leimar at the Department of Zoology is a coauthor on a new book about game theory in biology. The book was recently published by Oxford University Press and provides an up-to-date account of theoretical models of animal behaviour.

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Human eggs prefer some men’s sperm over others, research shows

Human eggs use chemical signals to attract sperm. New research from Stockholm University and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust shows that eggs use these chemical signals to “choose” sperm.

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Award for best PhD thesis in Science

Mariana Pires Bragas' PhD thesis “Evolution of host repertoires and the diversification of butterflies” has been presented with an award as the best PhD thesis at the Faculty of Science, Stockholm university in 2019. Congratulations!

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No simple answers on future problems with pest insects

It is not that easy to predict future damage of pest insects, according to an international research group led by Philipp Lehmann from the Department of Zoology. Researchers studied about 30 of the worst global insect pests and found a great variety of responses to climate change

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