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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

The Matheny Lab has two new publications coming out this week, describing SIX new genera of fungi!  Congratulations! Sanchez-Garcia et al. 2014 Deconstructing the Tricholomataceae (Agaricales) and introduction of the new genera Albomagister, Corneriella, Pogonoloma and Pseudotricholoma Matheny et al. […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: November 4, 2014, 3:26 am
PhD student Courtney Gorman (Bailey Lab), Jen Schweitzer, and Joe Bailey recently published an article in PLoS One that’s making the news!  Their paper finds that saving endemic species is important for ecosystems.  Follow this link to read the full […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: October 31, 2014, 7:58 pm
UPDATE:  The local NPR station, WUOT, aired an interview with Gordon Burghardt on October 24 for the program, Changing Course.  Burghardt discussed play throughout the animal world and his pregame showcase. Alumni Distinguished Service Professor Gordon Burghardt is known for […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: October 25, 2014, 2:09 am
Congratulations to Gary McCracken, Emma Willcox (FWF) and Riley Bernard!  They were recently notified of a $10,000 grant from the UTIA Center for Wildlife Health to do a project titled: “Understanding Lower Pseudogymnoascus destructans Loads and Susceptibility to White-nose Syndrome […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 30, 2014, 4:55 pm
EEB Researcher Veronica Brown, from the McCracken Lab, appeared on the WATE Evening News shortly before 5pm on Wednesday September 10, to provide expert information about bats.  A bat interrupted the WATE Good Morning Tennessee broadcast around 6am that morning; […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 19, 2014, 4:51 am
Alix Pfenningwerth, a graduate student in the Schweitzer Lab, won a Fellowship from the American Rhododendron Society this summer.  Her research proposes to study how genetic variation in Rhododendron species influences physiological performance under a changing climate, including increasingly fluctuating […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 10, 2014, 1:41 am
Michael Van Nuland, a graduate student in the Schweitzer Lab, just won the Francis and Eveyln Clark Soil Biology Scholarship for his work on the role of soil communities in mediating range shifts with climate change.  He will be honored […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 10, 2014, 1:35 am
Riley Bernard, a PhD student in the McCracken Lab, just received notification of $5,000 in funding from Basically Bats Wildlife Conservation Society.  The funding is for her project “Epidemiology of Pseudogymnoascus destructans: Changes in Fungal Load on Active Bats throughout Winter in […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 10, 2014, 1:25 am
Graduate student Cassie Dresser (Fitzpatrick Lab) has just found out that her work on Bog Turtle conservation in collaboration with the Knoxville Zoo was funded by a $21,000 grant from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.  Congratulations!
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 10, 2014, 1:18 am
Last week, GREBE led the first annual graduate student retreat in the Smoky mountains. New and current students ventured up to the Biological Field Station for a weekend of games, hiking, campfires, and conversation.  Gorgeous weather bolstered the weekend outdoors, […]
Author: armsworth
Posted: September 3, 2014, 2:14 pm

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