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Dan Simberloff’s critique of the ‘novel ecosystem’ concept, recently published as an opinion piece in TREE, has been featured in Tennessee Today.  Congratulations, Dan!
Author: armsworth
Posted: August 20, 2014, 3:49 pm
Gordon Burghardt was recently honored and his career celebrated at a symposium during the 2014 meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. “Bridging the gaps: the remarkable career of Gordon M. Burghardt in the study of herpetofaunal behavior.” […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: August 13, 2014, 1:50 am
Sergey Gavrilets and collaborators have a new paper out in Molecular Ecology that made the cover of the journal.  Congratulations! “The genomic signature of parallel adaptation from shared genetic variation” Mol Ecol 23(16):3944-3956. The abstract can be viewed at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.12720/abstract.
Author: armsworth
Posted: August 13, 2014, 1:48 am
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

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