A group of EEB-ers (and friends) went rafting on the Ocoee last weekend. The trip was organized by Zach Marion, a grad student in the Fitzpatrick lab who is also a raft guide for RaftOne (http://www.raft1.com/). Everyone who participated had […]
Jen Schweitzer was awarded over $145,000 in Technology Fee Funds from the University in May. These funds are being used to purchase a suite of computer and environmental monitoring technologies. These resources will Contribute to infrastructure and resources at the […]
The incoming cohort of EEB graduate students is one of the (if not the) largest ever! Welcome to all 18 of you!
Gary McCracken took 3 graduate students (Amanda Janicki, Riley Bernard, and Melqui Gamba Rios) to the International Bat Research Conference in Costa Rica in August. It was the largest bat meeting ever, with over 600 participants from 55 countries. Below […]
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded $18.6 million to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, for the National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS) to continue its interdisciplinary efforts in developing new mathematical approaches to problems across biology, from […]
Anna (Annie) Furches won third place in the Thomson Reuters Web of Knowledge Ideation Challenge in April. Competitors submitted innovative concept papers describing new ways users can interact with the content and tools in Web of Knowledge. This link contains […]
Faculty Aimee Classen and Nate Sanders taught a Maymester class in Costa Rica focusing on suitability issues. In addition to visiting many farms and conducting field experiments, students conducted trail maintenance in Monteverdi.
Graduate students Jeremiah Henning (Classen Lab) and Quentin Read (Sanders Lab) were just invited to participate in the Boreal Forest Ecology Course in Sweden. The course, led by David Wardle at SLU (http://www.seksko.se/en/research/researchers/senior-researchers/70-david-wardle.html) is competitive to get into and attracts […]
Undergraduate student, Sarah Wood (Classen Lab), was awarded a Sigma Xi grant in aid of research (http://www.sigmaxi.org/programs/giar/) for her undergraduate thesis work on how ants in Colorado alter ecosystem processes. Only 30% of ecological applications are awarded and most of […]
Undergraduate Nora Dunkirk, was awarded a prestigious National Science Foundation REU fellowship this summer to work at the Sevilleta LTER (http://sev.lternet.edu/REU). Nora will be conducting part of her senior honors thesis at the SEV this summer.