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Madison Sankovitz


University of California Riverside

Hi! My name is Madison Sankovitz and I study entomology, specifically, the ways ants affect soil properties. I study this because I am fascinated by ants' ability to engineer the ecosystems in which they live. In addition to studying, I am a bridge builder for Engineers in Action Bridge Program, a nonprofit organization that builds footbridges in rural, isolated communities of Bolivia and Swaziland.

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Pheromones and social lives are becoming a liability for insects in changing climates

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Animals that live in cooperative societies share traits that may make them vulnerable to change, and humans may struggle in their absence

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Our buildings could help reverse global warming, instead of being a major cause

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Concrete isn't going away anytime soon, but we can engineer it to store more carbon

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Ant activity has outsize impacts on soil moisture and plant growth

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Consortium member Madison Sankovitz explains her newly published research study

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Artificial lights are disrupting firefly mating, putting them on the road to extinction

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Light pollution impacts mating success and courtship behavior in fireflies, says recent study

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