Stephen Porder

Stephen Porder grew up in New York City just ten blocks from the American Museum of Natural History. He received his PhD in ecology from Stanford University in 2005. He is now an associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, and is a Fellow in Brown’s Institute for the Study of Environment and Society.

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Recent Stories

Fossilized cell remnants in 3.4 billion-year-old bedrock are from primitive microbes. 

Frog hoppers piercing plants with their mouthparts produce negative pressures exceeding a megapascal. 

An Okinawa citrus species arose two million years ago when the Ryukyu archipelago disconnected from Asia.

Astronomers have detected a disk around a planet outside our Solar System for the first time.