Friday, September 1
Diana Lafferty, who joined the biology faculty this fall, is featured in a SIERRA magazine article on her recent postdoctoral research in North Carolina. She and her colleagues used a controlled lab setting to investigate whether snowshoe hares can adjust their behavior to compensate for changes to their environment caused by a warming climate. The hares' fur turns from a winter white to brown in the spring to keep them camouflaged. But with snow melting earlier, the color change doesn't always keep pace, making them more vulnerable to predators. To read the full story, click here.