Graduate student Cassie Dresser (Fitzpatrick Lab) has just found out that her work on Bog Turtle conservation in collaboration with the Knoxville Zoo was funded by a $21,000 grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Congratulations!
Last week, GREBE led the first annual graduate student retreat in the Smoky mountains. New and current students ventured up to the Biological Field Station for a weekend of games, hiking, campfires, and conversation. Gorgeous weather bolstered the weekend outdoors, […]
Dan Simberloff’s critique of the ‘novel ecosystem’ concept, recently published as an opinion piece in TREE, has been featured in Tennessee Today. Congratulations, Dan!
Gordon Burghardt was recently honored and his career celebrated at a symposium during the 2014 meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. “Bridging the gaps: the remarkable career of Gordon M. Burghardt in the study of herpetofaunal behavior.” […]
Sergey Gavrilets and collaborators have a new paper out in Molecular Ecology that made the cover of the journal. Congratulations! “The genomic signature of parallel adaptation from shared genetic variation” Mol Ecol 23(16):3944-3956. The abstract can be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12720/abstract.
Sergey Gavrilets and two colleagues published a study in the Quarterly Review of Biology on the biology of same-sex attraction, that has sparked considerable coverage in both scientific and popular media. Publications and websites as diverse as Time, US News […]
The International Biogeographic Society Board has announced that Prof. Daniel Simberloff will receive the Alfred Russel Wallace Award at the IBS biennial meeting in Bayreuth, Germany (January 8th to 12th, 2015). The award was established in 2004 to recognize a […]
Leigh Moorhead, a graduate student in the Classen Lab, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) grant from the NSF for her project: Exploring how mammal herbivore – plant community interactions shape ecosystem response to global change. GROW […]
Alix Pfenningwerth (EEB grad student) and Su’ad Yoon (EEB undergrad) both got NSF GRFP awards. Brian Looney and Katie Massana (EEB grad students) got honorable mentions. Across UT, only 5 students received NSF GRFP awards, and only 3 students received […]
EEB faculty Joe Williams and Brian O’Meara, together with former grad student Mackenzie Taylor, have a new article out in the American Journal of Botany that has been getting attention in the press. Read the EurekAlert press release, “Which came […]