A UCLA-led team of scientists observed youngsters of orangutans and other apes engaging in playful teasing to get adults’ attention.
The faculty members have published research that is cited most often by other scholars in their fields.
Fairness has played as big a role in the evolution of species as dominance and hierarchy — but has been understudied.
A study by UCLA biologists shows a 99% population reduction in the 20th century, but genetic diversity remains high.
After a year with little human interaction, dark-eyed juncos were surprisingly more comfortable with people once campus life returned to normal.
A new study led by scientists at UCLA and Michigan State suggests that conservation strategies address avian responses to climate-driven shifts.
A killer, yes. But an analysis of tooth minerals reveals how the warm-blooded predator maintained its body temperature.
On the eve of the “Little Mermaid” premiere, a UCLA doctoral candidate speaks up for the jellyfish.
A UCLA-led study finds that urban bird species tend to be smaller and less territorial and have greater ability to fly long distances.
This use of mechanical force helps B cells confront new pathogens and remember them while continuing to combat other threats.
UCLA researchers say the approach could help tackle cancer, antibiotic resistance and food-related disorders.
The honorees are Roger Wakimoto, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, Kenneth Nagy, Yi Tang, Tommaso Treu, Christine Dunkel Schetter and Gary Orfield.
Sequencing the genome of the unarmored threespine stickleback has given scientists clues that could guide conservation measures.
In memoriam: Robert Wayne, 66, pioneer of conservation genetics, protecting canids and other species
His research helped explain the evolution of dogs and showed that freeways are a barrier to bobcat and coyote migration.
A new UCLA study could help scientists better understand threats to birds — and their ability to adapt.
In a twist that surprised researchers, the insects were less likely to forage for food when they were starving than when they were well fed.
A study led by four UCLA undergraduates also found that the arachnids cooperate, a rarity among spiders.
The 30-year study of 105 migratory species reveals how strongly temperature affects animals’ physical characteristics.
The continent’s diverse species all evolved very rapidly from a single ancestral population, a UCLA-led study shows.
Understanding the adaptations that protect female animals from disorders may help humans too, UCLA research suggests.
Professor emeritus Bruce Runnegar was part of the team that got to the bottom of the situation.
The visionary leader served the campus as vice chancellor of medical sciences and dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 1994 to 2010.
Sifting through studies on various species’ play behavior, researchers tracked vocalization patterns that show a strong similarity to human laughter.
A new study reveals new findings about the animals’ evolution and the tough prospects they face for survival.
The first study to report genome-wide data on the prehistoric canid puts to bed a mystery biologists have pondered for more than 100 years.