2017-05-10 Congratulations To Master's Student, Kelsi Rutledge, For Earning The Best Student Fisheries Poster Award From The Southern California District Of The American Institute Of Fishery Research Biologists (aifrb)
2013-04-01 EEB Grad Students, Doug Booher, Marissa Caringella, Mark Phuong, And Camille Yabut, Have Received Prestigious NSF Predoctoral Fellowships And Janet Buckner And Madeline Tiee Received Honorable Mentions
2011-07-13 USA Today Reports Today On Research By Christine Scoffoni, A UCLA Doctoral Student In Ecology And Evolutionary Biology, And Lawren Sack, A UCLA Professor Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology
2011-04-07 The Department Of Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Is Pleased And Proud To Announce That Three Of Its Graduate Students Received The Very Prestigious And Highly Competitive NSF Pre-doctoral Fellowships For 2011
PROF LAWREN SACK'S RECENT PUBLICATION IS A FOCUS IN THIS WEEK'S NATURE JOURNAL "NEWS AND VIEWS"
This week's Nature journal features a commentary on the paper by EEB professor Lawren Sack, with postdoc Athena McKown and collaborator Herve Cochard in the current issue of journal The American Naturalist. The team investigated the leaf venation architecture which is tremendously diverse across plant species. Using sophisticated computer simulations, built up from measurements of real leaf vein anatomy, the team tested the impacts of altering a single feature of the venation at a time, determining the impacts on leaf water transport and the most fundamental growth process, photosynthesis. This work aimed to provide a "Rosetta Stone" for interpreting the evolution of diversity of leaf venation and its impacts on the whole plant function, and to provide tools for researchers working with fossil leaves to extrapolate from their veins clues to how they functioned when they were alive. The Nature article placed the work in the broader context of breakthroughs in plant science that have improved our understanding of the physics of plant function, evolution, and ecosystem science.