The Kaspari Lab

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As ecosystems heat and green, ant abundance and diversity increases; but too much heat and these communities lose colonies and species.

One paradox in the recent flurry of papers reporting insect declines is that insects—ectotherms that rely on external sources of heat—are often predicted to benefit as their environment warms. In an open access paper accepted as a Report in the…

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Arts and Sciences

When students are asked to covey a principle of ecology in a work of art, remarkable things happen.

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The Ten Principles of Ecology

I have been teaching a course called “Principles of Ecology” at OU since 1996. It was a traditional two one-hour lecture, one three-hour lab for most of those years. In 2013, I decided to flip the course, converting the lectures…

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A slightly less paradoxical paradox

The Paradox of Enrichment is not the only outcome when you fertilize

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One way to build a dietary generalist

Karl Roeder gives some background on the dietary diversity hidden in a population of red imported fire ants

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What journal gets the first peek at your manuscript? Results from a year of ruminating.

The manuscript’s done. Now what?

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How to schedule a committee meeting

How to get your committee in one room, and in a reasonably good mood.

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