By simulating wolf activity in the grasslands of central Minnesota, University of Minnesota researchers demonstrated that deer altered their behavior in response to the fear of predation in specific ways that halt the cascade of predator effects on plant and soil communities.
At its most recent meetings, the U of M Board of Regents reviewed the current year budget, looked ahead to next year, and celebrated a wide variety of successes and achievements across the University's five-campus system.
Annular holes in a thin gold film filled with silicon dioxide enable ultrastrong coupling between light and atomic vibrations. This structure provides opportunities to probe molecules interacting with quantum vacuum fluctuations and develop novel optoelectronic devices. Image credit: Oh Group, University of Minnesota