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Dr. Brian Griffiths, “Hunter territoriality creates refuges for threatened primates”

ECo Faculty Dr. Griffiths’ new paper explores how the combination of territoriality and selection against primates creates refuges, mitigating the effects of sustained hunting pressure and contributing to the conservation of these species.

March 3, 2023

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Dr. Marcus King, “Weaponizing Water: Water Stress and Islamic Extremist Violence in Africa and the Middle East”

Drought, lack of access, poor quality … water supplies are in jeopardy across Africa and the Middle East. These same areas are rife with conflicts involving Islamic extremist groups. Marcus King explores linkages between water stress and violent conflict by looking closely at how ISIS in Syria and Iraq, Boko Haram in Nigeria, and al-Shabaab in Somalia have weaponized water in the pursuit of political ends.

February 27, 2023

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Isolating Microplastics from Biofilm Communities: Connecting Project-Based Learning & Research

While there is not yet a standardized and validated methodology for characterizing microplastics, the protocol developed in this study uses methods for isolating and observing microplastics and for the investigation of how they interact with organisms present in biofilms from urban waterways.

February 7, 2023