Department News

06/24/2016

Professor Michael Alfaro and Graduate Student, Jonathan Chang, featured in UCLA Newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom.



06/17/2016

Professor Thomas B. Smith featured in New Scientist

For full article, please visit New Scientist.



06/16/2016

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh appointed inaugural Donald R. Dickey Chair in Vertebrate Biology

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh appointed inaugural Donald R. Dickey Chair in Vertebrate Biology. For more information, please visit UCLA Newsroom.



06/06/2016

EEB Major Jimmy Zheng named as one of the 2016 Charles E. Young Humanitarian Awardees

Jimmy Zheng, a fourth-year biology student, was recognized for creating Street Outreach, an extension of UCLA’s Mobile Clinic Project that has operated weekly in the area of Sycamore Avenue and Romaine Street in West Hollywood for the past 16 years.

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom



06/03/2016

Graduate student Brenton Spies and advisor David Jacobs aid in recovery efforts of the Southern Tidewater Goby, a critically endangered California coastal endemic fish

Graduate student Brenton Spies and advisor David Jacobs aid in recovery efforts of the Southern Tidewater Goby, a critically endangered California coastal endemic fish.

For full article, please visit here.



06/03/2016

EEB awarded five dissertation year fellowships

EEB has been awarded 5 Dissertation Year Fellowships to Sarah Joy Bittick, Janet Buckner, Mairin Balisi, Caitlin Brown, and Grace John!



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.