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"Perhaps the most exciting part of our work is the immediacy of it all. Never before has there been a greater need to understand wetlands ecosystems, as it might soon be too late.​​​"

Kathryn Norman
MS '18

Biology Department Making Headlines

grackle_eating_a_cicadaimg The Cicada Cycle: How the Buzzing Bugs Alter Forest Food ChainsNew research by GW biologists reveals that even after cicada emergences subside, the insect invasion continues to eat away at ecosystems.
Ant Factor Ant Factor: How Tiny Insects Shape BiodiversityGW researchers studying arboreal ants in a Florida forest explored fundamental questions on the ways resource availability and competition impact biodiversity.