Department News


EEB Lecturer, Tonya Kane, honored with professional development award

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Professor Michael Alfaro lab published in Nature Ecology & Evolution

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EEB Doctoral Candidate, Zack Gold, Featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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Botanist Margaret Lewis Passes Away at the age of 98

Botanist Margaret Lewis, wife of the late UCLA plant evolutionary biologist and Life Science Dean Harlan Lewis, died quietly in November at the age of 98. Harlan passed away in 2008. A researcher herself with an undergraduate degree from Pomona College and a masters degree from UC Berkeley, Margaret joined the UCLA Herbarium staff in 1945, and it was there that she and Harlan met. Many of us were privileged over the years to visit the remarkable garden oasis they created at their home in Rustic Canyon, Pacific Palisades, where they grew hundreds of species of plants from all over the world. Thanks to the kindness of the Lewis family, many of these rare species have been moved to a new life in the Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden at UCLA.


Professor Blumstein's long-term marmots study featured in many articles.

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Professor Tom Smith Recently Published in Science

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Professor David Jacobs featured in UCLA Newsroom

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UCLA professors Paul Barber, Robert Wayne to enhance undergraduate STEM education

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Professors Paul Barber and Bob Wayne named HHMI Professors

The department is very excited to announce that two EEB faculty, Drs. Paul Barber and Bob Wayne, have been named HHMI Professors. This is an amazing honor for them, for UCLA, and for EEB. This year HHMI only named 14 new HHMI Professors nationwide. For two of these HHMI Professors to be at a single institution, and within a single department at that institution, reflects the exceptional efforts that Paul and Bob have made and will continue to make toward improving education, and the strong commitment of UCLA and the EEB Department to undergraduate education.

The HHMI Professorship is an award that recognizes excellence in research and education and provides financial support to empower recipients to explore new approaches to important challenges in science education. Through the HHMI Professors Program, the Institute is hoping to change the culture of research universities so that innovation in teaching is as highly valued as innovation in research. HHMI Professors are scientist whose research careers have armed them with years of valuable experience and an ambition not only to share their skill and knowledge with students but also to become a model for other faculty members, both inside and outside their home institution. With this award, Paul and Bob will join the Society of HHMI Professors, 52 scientists who are working together to advance best practices and principles in science education.

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Several EEB Faculty makes Thomson Reuters list of most cited influential scholars

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