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Sergey Gavrilets and two colleagues published a study in the Quarterly Review of Biology on the biology of same-sex attraction, that has sparked considerable coverage in both scientific and popular media. Publications and websites as diverse as Time, US News […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: July 14, 2014, 2:07 am
The International Biogeographic Society Board has announced that Prof. Daniel Simberloff will receive the Alfred Russel Wallace Award at the IBS biennial meeting in Bayreuth, Germany (January 8th to 12th, 2015).  The award was established in 2004 to recognize a […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: June 12, 2014, 3:07 am
Leigh Moorhead, a graduate student in the Classen Lab, was recently awarded a Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) grant from the NSF for her project: Exploring how mammal herbivore – plant community interactions shape ecosystem response to global change. GROW […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: May 19, 2014, 10:43 pm
Alix Pfenningwerth (EEB grad student) and Su’ad Yoon (EEB undergrad) both got NSF GRFP awards.  Brian Looney and Katie Massana (EEB grad students) got honorable mentions.  Across UT, only 5 students received NSF GRFP awards, and only 3 students received […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: May 13, 2014, 11:49 am
EEB faculty Joe Williams and Brian O’Meara, together with former grad student Mackenzie Taylor, have a new article out in the American Journal of Botany that has been getting attention in the press.  Read the EurekAlert press release, “Which came […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: May 6, 2014, 3:55 pm
Joseph Bailey was named UT Quest Scholar of the Week on May 2, in recognition of his forthcoming visiting professorship at the Center for Ecological Research at the University of Kyoto, Japan.
Author: armsworth
Posted: May 6, 2014, 3:42 pm
Jiang Jiang (NIMBioS fellow and Classen Lab postdoc) and Don DeAngelis (adjunct) have received the Ecological Society of America’s 2014 Outstanding Ecological Theory Paper Award.  Their winning paper,  “Strong species-environment feedback shapes plant community assembly along environmental gradients,” was published […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: May 3, 2014, 12:17 pm
EEB held its annual awards ceremony on Monday April 27.  Congratulations to our departmental award winners! The Jim Tanner Award (Outstanding Dissertation):  Sara Kuebbing The Sandy Echternacht Award (Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Student):  Liam Mueller Outstanding Undergraduate:  Brandy Pieper […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: April 29, 2014, 5:32 pm
EEB was well represented at the Chancellor’s Honors banquet on April 23! Faculty member Susan Riechert – 2014 Notable UT Woman Award Graduate student Cassie Dresser – 2014 Extraordinary Professional Promise Undergraduate student Su’ad Yoon – 2014 Top Collegiate Scholar […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: April 25, 2014, 11:57 am
Dr. Edward Schilling, Dr. Susan B. Farmer and graduate student Aaron Floden, have identified a brand-new species of trillium, Trillium tennesseense, known to grow in only three locations in eastern Tennessee. The research was published in June 2013 in The […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: April 25, 2014, 11:11 am

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