Cichlids in Science

A recent paper that Ben Keck and Darrin Hulsey of UTK co-authored was published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society Series B and written about in the journal Science: http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/09/tracing-cichlids-through-seas Link to the open access publication: http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/280/1770/20131733.full?sid=f6d752f3-63a9-4ae0-adba-6d0e183c89e5

Bat Mania

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 […]

EEB Grad Students going to Sweden

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 […]

NSF Graduate Fellowships – Updated (again)

Five Six current or incoming EEB students were awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowships or honorable mentions: Awards: Rachel Fovargue (Armsworth lab) Lauren Breza (Classen lab) Angela Chuang (incoming Riechert lab) Honorable mentions: Brian Looney (Matheny) Katie Massana (Schilling & O’Meara) Quentin […]

Identifying bat fuel

PhD student Jennifer Krauel (a Gary McCracken student) was recently funded by Bat Conservation International for her project, “Identifying insect communities fueling bat migration in an agriculturally important area”. Her project involves high throughput sequencing of bat guano to identify […]