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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The Ecological Society of America announced the six 2016 recipients of its annual Graduate Student Policy Award, and the list includes our own Jessica Welch (McCracken and Simberloff Labs)!  The award winners will travel to Washington, DC, to participate in […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: February 9, 2016, 1:32 am
Darwin “Day” is all next week at UTK: we have events Tuesday (croc evolution), Wednesday (invasion of land, with NIMBioS postdoc Sandy Kawano, and a talk on the Gray Fossil Site), and Thursday (Andy Kramer on anti-evolutionism and human paleontology). […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: February 5, 2016, 9:30 pm
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 […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: January 29, 2016, 3:06 am
The best place to keep track of EEB Seminars this term is eeb.bio.utk.edu/news-events/current-seminars.  We have great scientists coming in from all over the country!
Author: armsworth
Posted: January 24, 2016, 2:04 am
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 […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: December 4, 2015, 12:48 pm
Susan Riechert was quoted in a Washington Post article this week, to reassure residents about the harmless aggregation of thousands of small spiders and the resulting half-mile-long spider web that appeared in North Memphis, TN.
Author: armsworth
Posted: November 24, 2015, 3:46 pm
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 […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: November 5, 2015, 3:39 pm
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 […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: November 3, 2015, 5:23 pm
Kim Bush (BS Zoology, 1973) was honored as a Distinguished Alumnus at the Alumni Board Awards dinner on Friday, October 2.  Bush has devoted his life and career to the advancement of global health. After completing a highly successful thirty- […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: October 26, 2015, 4:17 pm
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 […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: October 4, 2015, 1:01 pm

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