Department News

05/17/2016

Annual EEB Research Poster Symposium Results

Top Undergraduate Posters:

1st Place: #1 Michelle Lee, David Cairns, and Keith Gaddis. “Treeline advance of white spruce (Picea glauca) in south-central Alaska”

2nd Place: #12 Mehdi Nojoumi, Anthony P. Clevenger, Eric Abelson, and Daniel T. Blumstein. “How vehicular traffic effects elk and white-tailed deer at wildlife crossings in Banff National Park”

3rd Place: #13 Emily K. Chen, Kenneth J. Chapin, and Peter Nonacs. “Optimal egg size and tradeoffs between offspring number and quality in an amblypygid”

Honorable Mention #6 David Cerny and Michael E. Alfaro. “Phylogeny and divergence times of tetraodoniform fishes based on a new multi-locus dataset”

Top Graduate Posters:

1st Place: #19 Julia C. Notar and Malcolm S. Gordon. “A comparative study of sea urchin visual ecology”

2nd Place: #20 Rita Rachmawati, Amy Apprill, and Paul H. Barber. "Variation of endosymbiotic microbes between healthy and bleached corals”

3rd Place: #17 Bruno Passarelli and Bruno Pernet. "The marine live bait trade in southern California: a pathway for introduction of non-indigenous species of parasites”



05/16/2016

Professor Peter Narins Recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Neuroethology

Professor Peter Narins recently elected as a Fellow of the International Society for Neuropathology at the International Congress of Neuroethology in Montevideo.



05/09/2016

Professor Don Buth Elected as President of the Southern California Society of Parasitologists (SCSP)

Congratulations to Dept of EEB professor Don Buth who was elected as President of the Southern California Society of Parasitologists (SCSP).



05/06/2016

EEB Graduate Student, Katelyn Gostic, awarded the Charles E and Sue K Young Graduate Student Award

EEB Graduate Student, Katelyn Gostic, awarded the Charles E and Sue K Young Graduate Student Award.

This special tradition, begun in 1981, recognizes graduate students for their exemplary academic achievement, research, and service to the campus and the community. As an awardee, Katelyn will receive a $10,000 fellowship.



04/22/2016

Professors Robert Wayne and Kirk Lohmueller, as well as EEB Graduate Student Jacqueline Robinson featured in the UCLA Newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom.



04/22/2016

Professor Michael Alfaro Awarded the 2016 Student Development Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award

Professor Michael Alfaro Awarded the 2016 Student Development Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Award (DEI), designated by the UCLA Committee on Diversity and Equal Opportunity (CODEO). His selection is a testament to the tremendous efforts and accomplishments he has made towards diversity and inclusion on our campus.



04/22/2016

Professors Robert Wayne and Kirk Lohmueller, as well as EEB Graduate Student Jacqueline Robinson featured on NYtimes.com

Professors Robert Wayne and Kirk Lohmueller, as well as EEB Graduate Student Jacqueline Robinson featured on NYtimes.com.



04/20/2016

Congratulations to Prof. Glen Macdonald who has just been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Congratulations to Prof. Glen Macdonald who has just been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

For more information click HERE



04/06/2016

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh is this year's recipient of the Life Sciences Excellence in Research, Full Professor Award

The EEB Department is proud to announce that Blaire Van Valkenburgh is this year’s recipient of the Life Sciences Excellence in Research, Full Professor Award. The Excellence Awards in Research is based on a single research paper published within the past three years (2013-2016) by an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, who has an FTE in Life Sciences or who has taught a course for Life Sciences.



04/06/2016

EEB Graduate Student, Jonathan Chang, wins a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant

EEB Graduate Student, Jonathan Chang, wins a NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant, "Testing macroevolutionary predictions of diversity and disparity in the ray-finned fishes”