On pages 6-7 in the March 2015 issue of National Geographic, there is a shout-out to J.R. Shute and Pat Rakes, two of Dave Etnier’s former Zoology graduate students. They founded Conservation Fisheries, Inc., based in Knoxville, which is devoted […]
Both Katie Massana (O’Meara Lab) and Rachel Wooliver (Schweitzer Lab) won NSF East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute (EAPSI) grants last week! Katie will be going to New Zealand and Rachel will be going to Tasmania this summer.
The McCracken Lab has a new paper in the Journal of Wildlife Diseases (online first). Riley F. Bernard, Jeffery T. Foster, Emma V. Willcox, Katy L. Parise, & Gary F. McCracken. 2015. Molecular detections of the causative agent of white-nose […]
A 2015 Carlos C. Campbell Fellowship, from the Great Smoky Mountains Conservation Association, was awarded to Riley Bernard (McCracken Lab, collaborating with Emma Willcox (FWF)) for the project titled “Further Investigation of the Winter Behavior of Bats at Hibernation Sites […]
Congratulations to Brian Looney (Matheny Lab)! His NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (DDIG) will be funded! DISSERTATION RESEARCH: Systematics, diversification, and functional maintenance of trophic mode in Russula (Russulales)
Hey, Undergrads… don’t forget that there is a whole EEB webpage devoted to research opportunities (REU’s, summer field assistants, etc.) at http://eeb.bio.utk.edu/undergraduate-research-opportunities/. Check it out regularly, so you don’t miss the deadline for the experience you want!
Gordon Burghardt’s work is featured in a New York Times piece: Learning from Animal Friendships
Gary McCracken will be interviewing tomorrow (Wednesday 1/14) on the NPR radio show “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.” This show is a call-in format that airs live from 11 AM – 12 Noon. We’ll be talking about bats, Ebola, and […]
The Matheny Lab has two new publications coming out this week, describing SIX new genera of fungi! Congratulations! Sanchez-Garcia et al. 2014 Deconstructing the Tricholomataceae (Agaricales) and introduction of the new genera Albomagister, Corneriella, Pogonoloma and Pseudotricholoma Matheny et al. […]
PhD student Courtney Gorman (Bailey Lab), Jen Schweitzer, and Joe Bailey recently published an article in PLoS One that’s making the news! Their paper finds that saving endemic species is important for ecosystems. Follow this link to read the full […]