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
Graduate Student Julia Barske awarded American Heart Association Fellowship
EEB PhD candidate Julia Barske has received a pre-doctoral fellowship from the American Heart Association for her research project entitled “Cardiac adaptations for an energetic courtship behavior”. She investigates physiologic adaptations driven by sexual selection. Julia studies the Golden collared manakin, a wild tropical bird, which she has shown has an extremely high heart rate during its physically intense courtship display. She is examining whether male manakins have special adaptations in cardiac physiology to enable their rapid heart rate. She is focused on the role of testosterone, the male reproductive hormone naturally elevated during courtship period. Her studies have clinical implications as well as for understanding how animals adapt to extreme evolutionary pressure.