July 18, 2016
Jessica Welch (Simberloff and McCracken Labs) has a new paper out in Biological Conservation. The paper is based on the field work she conducted in the Northern Mariana Islands, testing the indirect effect of invasive species on an endangered bat. Congratulations, Jessica!
Jessica Nicole Welch, James A. Fordyce, Daniel S. Simberloff. 2016. Indirect impacts of invaders: ...
July 18, 2016
Current graduate students Michael Van Nuland, Rachel Wooliver, Ian Ware, Alix Pfennigwerth, Liam Mueller (all in the Schweitzer and/ or Bailey Labs), and recent graduate Quentin Read (PhD 2016) have an article on the cover of a recent Functional Ecology Special Feature on Plant Soil Feedback. This is a study that emerged from a class at ...
July 11, 2016
Quentin Read’s (PhD 2016) recent paper in Oikos has been highlighted as an “Editor’s Choice” article.
The study challenges how we currently conduct biodiversity studies by demonstrating that a high percentage of studies over estimate the effects of diversity and may actually conclude species level effects when those effects are actually driven by hidden nested variation.
June 18, 2016
Thirty years ago, Lou Gross composed a history of the Graduate Program in Ecology. He has now compiled a website of the data he collected.
Some say UT’s Graduate Program in Ecology was the first PhD-granting program in ecology in the US. The program admitted its first students in 1969 with the first MS graduate in ...
June 6, 2016
Rachel Wooliver (Schweitzer Lab) won the 2016 SSSA Francis and Evelyn Clark Soil Biology Scholarship from the Soil Science Society of America (one of two awarded every year). The fellowship will support the work titled: Understanding plant responses to nitrogen deposition through coevolved interactions with soil fungi. Congratulations, Rachel!
June 2, 2016
Ian Ware (Bailey Lab) has been awarded a $5000 grant from the Lewis and Clark Fund for Exploration and Field Research. Congratulations, Ian!
May 11, 2016
EEB’s GREBE (Graduate Researchers in Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution) was featured in the Knoxville News-Herald newspaper for their recent outreach work teaching students at Greenback School. Sixth-grade students participated in hands-on tasks, including extracting DNA from bananas, watching termites follow different ink colors, and building miniature ecosystems.
Miranda Chen (Schussler Lab) and Dominique Hatton (Riechert Lab) ...
May 9, 2016
Kenna Rewcastle, a 2015 graduate in the College Scholars program, has been awarded a Fulbright US Student Program Grant for 2016–17. She will be going to Sweden to complete research on the impact of climate change on the food source for reindeer herds managed by the Sami indigenous people. Rewcastle, of Apison, Tennessee, who was ...
May 5, 2016
EEB held its annual Awards Ceremony on May 2. Please click on each recipient’s name to read about each deserving awardee.
Graduate Student Awards:
Outstanding Publication by a Graduate Student ($500) – Zach Marion (Fitzpatrick Lab)
Sandy Echternacht Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student ($500) – Ian Ware (Bailey Lab)
Outstanding Outreach & Community Service ($500) – Rachel Fovargue ...
May 3, 2016
Many EEB grad students are part of the new student organization, Pipeline: Vols for Women in STEM. EEB Department Head Susan Kalisz is their faculty mentor.
The UT Division of Student Life chose Pipeline for two awards:
New Organization of the Year 2016
Innovative Program of the Year 2016 (for their Annual Women in STEM Research Symposium)
Congratulations, and ...