Scholarship for Pfennigwerth

Alix Pfennigwerth (Schweitzer Lab) was awarded a Natural Areas Association Student Scholarship to fund her travel, lodging and registration to attend the Natural Areas Conference in Little Rock Arkansas, Nov 3-5, 2015.  She will present results from her EEB Master’s […]

USFWS Grant for EEB & FWF

Emma Willcox (PI, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries), Gary McCracken (co-PI, EEB), and Riley Bernard (co-PI, Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries) have recently been awarded almost $250,000 by the US Fish and Wildlife Service to try to identify the differences in susceptibility […]

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NSF Grant for Schussler

Beth Schussler has been awarded an NSF grant worth almost $500,000: RCN-UBE: Biology Teaching Assistant Project (BioTAP 2.0): Advancing Research, Synthesizing Evidence This is a national research coordination network designed to support GTA professional development for teaching by enhancing assessment […]

Gavrilets on NPR

Sergey Gavrilets is co-organizing a workshop on warfare this week at NIMBioS, called “Evolutionary approaches to the understanding of decentralized warfare.“He was recently interviewed on NPR because of the workshop.  Gavrilets’s  research on warfare has attracted other media attention in […]

Welcome Susan Kalisz!

Susan Kalisz joined EEB as professor and head of department on August 1. She comes to UT from the University of Pittsburgh where she was professor of biological sciences for nineteen years and served as director of graduate studies and […]

EEB: A Great Place for a PhD

We keep track of where our PhD students go after they graduate, and we’re proud of what we see!  After five years post-graduation, 57% are tenure-track faculty, and 17% are in government jobs (EPA, etc.).  Others are in non-tenure-track teaching […]

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AmNat paper for Marion

Graduate student Zach Marion (Fitzpatrick lab) has a new paper out in American Naturalist with Jim Fordyce and Ben Fitzpatrick called “Extending the concept of diversity partitioning to characterize phenotypic complexity.”   Congratulations!

DOE Award for Looney

Brian Looney (Matheny Lab) has been awarded a US Department of Energy Office of Science Graduate Student Research (SCGSR) Award for his project “From saprotrophy to symbiosis: comparative genomics and functional diversity of a diverse ectomycorrhizal lineage in the Populus mycorrhizome […]

Outstanding Academic Support- Update

The College of Arts & Sciences presented staff awards this year, and Marva Anderson received an award for Outstanding Academic Support at the Staff Appreciation party on May 19.  Congratulations! It is a well-deserved honor; EEB could not run without Marva! […]

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