Department News

07/30/2015

Professors Robert Wayne, Blaire Van Valkenburgh, John Pollinger, and former Post Doc Klaus-Peter Koepfli featured in the UCLA newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA newsroom.



07/29/2015

Congratulations to Brenton Spies of the Jacobs Lab

The Jacobs lab is pleased to announce three years of graduate student support for Brenton Spies from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to study metapopulation persistence in the endangered Tidewater Goby.



07/28/2015

Professor Glen MacDonald Elected a fellow of the American Geophysical Union

Professor Glen MacDonald has been elected to the Class of 2015 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). According to the AGU –“Being elected a Union Fellow is a tribute to those AGU members who have made exceptional contributions to Earth and space sciences as valued by their peers and vetted by section and focus group committees. This honor is bestowed on only 0.1% of the membership in any given year. We look forward to celebrating their breakthrough achievements and exceptional work at the annual Honors Ceremony and Banquet to be held on 16 December at the 2015 AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco.”

Please see the AGU announcement for more information.



07/23/2015

Professor Dan Blumstein Featured on Atlas Obscura

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06/30/2015

Professor Tom Smith featured in the UCLA Newsrom

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05/15/2015

Congratulations to Holly Fuong and Kathryn Keeley for winning the Science Poster Day Deans Prize

Congratulations to Holly Fuong and Kathryn Keeley of the Blumstein lab for winning the Science Poster Day Deans Prize.



05/15/2015

2015 18th Annual Biology Research Symposium - Top Posters

The following are the top posters in each category of the Eighteenth Annual Biology Research Symposium:

Undergraduate (four-way tie)
(1) Jimmy Zheng (Alfaro): Reconstructing Reality: Creation of a Fully Resolved Phylogeny of African Cichlid Species Flocks
(2) Benjamen Schoenberg and Kathleen Yap (Grether): Influence of Ultraviolet Fluorescence on Microhabitat Selection of Cosmetidae Harvestmen in Southeastern Nicaragua
(3) Gregory Kao and Penelope Kim-Lim (Jacobs): In Situ Hybridization of HOX Probes in the Planula Larva of the Jellyfish Aurelia
(4) Katherine Zhou and Callan Porter-Romero (Schlinger): Sex differences in parental investment during development of the zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata

Graduate
(1) Shayna Sura (Belovsy - University of Notre Dame): Impacts of harvesting on brine shrimp (Artemia franciscana) in Great Salt Lake, UT
(2) Allison Fritts-Penniman (Barber): Genomic signatures of ecological speciation in the coral-associated nudibranch genus Phestilla
(3) Rita Rachmawati (Barber): Temperature tolerance of corals from Indonesian reefs with different bleaching susceptibility



05/15/2015

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh featured in the UCLA Newsroom

Which is most valuable: Gold, cocaine or rhino horn?

According to study co-authored by UCLA ecologist, the answer is devastating news for Earth’s largest animals Read More



05/05/2015

Professor Seth Riley featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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05/04/2015

Co-authored book by Professor Phil Rundel wins the 2015 Ka Palapala Po`okela Award of Excellence for Natural Science

A new book coauthored by Phil Rundel, "Hawaiian Plant Life: Vegetation and Flora", has won the 2015 Ka Palapala Po`okela Award of Excellence for Natural Science. It also received an award of Honorable Mention as runner-up in the category of outstanding photography.
For more information on this award, please visit here.