Explore the world of biology and meet some of our biologists. Here you can learn about the living world and find out what is so cool about biology that someone would do it for a living. Pick a story to read or listen to one of our podcast shows filled with guest scientists who share their experiences and passion for discovery.
When you visit a pond or the beach, you might see fish, frogs, crabs, insects, seaweed, or lily pads. Don’t let your eyes fool you, though… there’s a hidden world in water full of creatures too small to be seen!
Insect Fashion Show
If the world of fashion were to choose the most fabulously colored animals they would likely decide upon butterflies and birds. Dr. Ron Rutowski, a professor in the School of Life Sciences, has been studying how and why these visual displays have evolved in butterflies since the early seventies.