Department News

2018-05-18

Congratulations to MS student, Elizabeth Reid-Wainscoat (Grether lab), for being one of two inaugural UCLA CIRTL-Certified Scholars

Congratulations to MS student, Elizabeth Reid-Wainscoat (Grether lab), for being one of two inaugural UCLA CIRTL-Certified Scholars. Elizabeth completed the Scholar Level certification for UCLA's Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) - a prestigious national program sponsored by UCLA Graduate Division in collaboration with CEILS supporting the professional development of UCLA graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. CIRTL Certification requires training and coursework in effective and inclusive teaching practices, culminating in a teaching-as-research project.



2018-05-16

Professor Tom Smith and Co-Authors featured in the UCLA newsroom

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2018-04-30

Tai Michaels Wins First Place in the Environmental Division of Los Angeles Science Fair and First place in the California State Science Fair

Tai Michaels Wins First Place in the Environmental Division of Los Angeles Science Fair and First place in the California State Science Fair

Tai Michaels, a high school student working with UCLA La Kretz Center postdoc Justin Valliere in Phil Rundel’s lab, won first place in the Environmental Division of the Los Angeles Science Fair and first place in the Calfornia State Science Fair! Congratulations to Tai, Justin, and Phil for a great job developing and executing this project aimed at understanding the effects of decreasing fire return intervals on chaparral vegetation.



2018-04-19

Professor Michael Alfaro featured in UCLA Newsroom

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2018-03-20

EEB Lecturer, Tonya Kane, honored with professional development award

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2018-03-12

Professor Michael Alfaro lab published in Nature Ecology & Evolution

For full article, please visit Nature Ecology & Evolution.



2018-02-02

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

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2018-01-18

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.



2018-01-17

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

For more information about this research, please visit UCLA Newsroom , New York Times, ,The Verge, Phys.org, EurekAlert, UCLA Health, ZME Science



2018-01-04

Professor Tom Smith Recently Published in Science

For information about his recently published study, please visit UCLA IoES.