Brian Looney (Matheny Lab) has one of his Russula mushroom photos from Thailand on the cover of the January 2016 issue of Molecular Ecology. This accompanies his article, “Into and out of the tropics: global diversification patterns in a hyperdiverse […]
Sam Borstein (O’Meara Lab) is a coauthor on a new article in Science called “A pharyngeal jaw evolutionary innovation facilitated extinction in Lake Victoria cichlids.” This paper looks at how the pharyngeal jaw apparatus in cichlids, widely considered an evolutionary […]
Not only did Alix Pfennigwerth (Schweitzer Lab) win a scholarship to support her travel, lodging and registration to attend the Natural Areas Conference, she received an award while she was there! Pfennigwerth won “best student oral presentation” at the conference […]
Tennessee’s Wild Side filmed a short documentary featuring some of the research Cassie Dresser (Fitzpatrick Lab) and her collaborators are doing on the endangered Bog Turtle in Shady Valley, Tennessee. The show aired on October 31 at 10 AM on […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Angela Chuang (Riechert Lab) has recently received awards from both the American Philosophical Society AND the National Geographic Society Young Explorer program to fund her field work in South Africa and Cuba. Congratulations Angela!
Riley Bernard (McCracken Lab) was on Local8 News on June 4, talking about her work with bats in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nice job Riley!