Department News

06/30/2015

Professor Tom Smith featured in the UCLA Newsrom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom



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.



04/28/2015

Congratulations to Professor Glen MacDonald for his election into the National Academy of Sciences

Join us in congratulating Professor Glen MacDonald for his election into the National Academy of Sciences.

For a full list of the winners, please visit Here.
For UCLA news article, please visit here.



04/24/2015

Featured in the UCLA Newsroom :: UCLA Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh and Colleagues Receive NSF Grant to Enhance Undergraduate Education

$2.4 million grant will help UCLA to make undergrad STEM courses more interactive, more effective

A four-year, $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation will help UCLA redesign some undergraduate courses to make them more interactive and more interdisciplinary.

The multipronged initiative, which is already underway and under the auspices of UCLA’s division of life sciences, could transform key courses for thousands of UCLA undergraduates. It is part of a campus-wide goal for all science, technology, engineering and mathematics courses to implement teaching methods that have been proven in peer-reviewed studies to help motivate and engage students.
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04/23/2015

Professor Greg Grether featured in UCLA Newsroom

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04/15/2015

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 with a Lunch & Learn showcasing the Natural Reserve System :: On the Front Lines of Climate Change; Erin Riordan, UCLA & UC Berkeley

UC’s Office of the President will celebrate Earth Day 2015 with a Lunch & Learn showcasing the Natural Reserve System. Plant ecologist Erin Riordan, a postdoctoral scholar at UCLA and UC Berkeley, will give a talk entitled On the front lines of climate change. Read More