Professor Greg Grether honored at the Andrea L. Rich Night to Honor Teaching Award Ceremony

This year, Professor Greg Grether, was awarded one of the the Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Teaching Awards.

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Professor Kirk Lohmueller Interviewed on Good Morning America

Please visit, Good Morning America, for video segment on Labradoodle breeding with Professor Kirk Lohmueller.

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh and her eLife research has been featured in several news outlets

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh and her eLife research has been featured in several news outlets:

Phys.org, EurekAlert, Science Daily, Montana Standard, Patch, UCLA Facebook. The Bulletin, BuckRail, Boise State Public Radio.org, Stamford Advocate, The Coeur d'Alene Press, The Lewiston Tribune, and The Houston Chronicle.com.

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh Featured in the UCLA Newsroom

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh Featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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EEB Graduate Student, Kelsi Rutledge featured in Forbes and Smithsonian Magazine

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Professor Peter Nonacs Featured in a podcast discussion on Podtail

Professor Peter Nonacs featured in a podcast discussion on Podtail discussing the actual science in the movie "2001: A Space Odyssey".

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Professor Dan Blumstein featured on NPR

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UCLA Congo Basin Institute receives $1 million from Pritzker Family Foundation

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EEB Professors Brad Shaffer, Victoria Sork, and Bob Wayne lead $10 million California Conservation Project

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EEB Graduate Students, Aji Anggoro and Benjamin Ha receive UCLA Fellowships

Congratulations to PhD candidate, Aji Anggoro (Barber lab) for being awarded the 2019-20 Phi Beta Kappa Alumni Association Int'l Scholarship. This award is only granted to 2 UCLA international graduate students annually.

Congratulations to PhD student, Benjamin Ha (Jacobs lab) for being awarded the 2019 UCLA Affiliates Scholarship. Affiliates Scholarships are awarded to promising UCLA graduate students who are involved with campus and community activities and have career and research goals.

Postdoctoral Fellow Deborah Bird featured on "The Science Times"

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Professor Paul Barber, Doctoral Candidate Zack Gold , and Postdoctoral Researcher Emily Curd Featured in UCLA Newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom-"New environmental DNA Program makes conservation research faster, more efficient".

Professor Bob Wayne and Graduate Student, Annabel Beichman featured in UCLA Newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom "Sea Otters have low genetic diversity like endangered species, biologists report".

Professor Tom Smith and the Ebony Project featured in National Geographic

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Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp (WiN) from the Blumsteins lab Receives Several poster presentation awards

Watcharapong Hongjamrassilp (WiN) from the Blumstein’s lab Receives 1st place for his poster presentation award from the International Conference on Biodiversity (IBD2019) organized in Bangkok, Thailand (May 22-24, 2019).

He also has been awarded the 1st runner up poster presentation award from the Crustacean Society Mid-year meeting 2019 held in Hong Kong, China (May 26-30, 2019).

Professor Paul Barber Awarded the UCLA Gold Shield Faculty Prize 2019

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Max D. Murray (Buth lab) has received a 1st Place Award for his poster presentation at the recent annual meeting of the Southern California Society of Parasitologists (SCSP)

Max D. Murray (Buth lab) has received a 1st Place Award for his poster presentation at the recent annual meeting of the Southern California Society of Parasitologists (SCSP) on May 3, 2019.

Professors Shane Campbell-Staton and Nathan Kraft are awarded 2018-2019 Life Sciences Excellence Awards

This year, Professor Nathan Kraft was awarded the LS Excellence Award in “Excellence in Promoting Diversity & Inclusion. Professor Shane Campbell-Staton was awarded the LS Excellence Award in “Excellence in Educational Innovation (Untenured Faculty)”.

For full list of awardees, please visit here.

Professor Greg Grether receives 2019 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award-Undergraduate Mentorship Award

Professor Greg Grether receives the 2019 UCLA Distinguished Teaching Award (DTA) - Undergraduate Mentorship Award.
In 2004, a DTA for Distinction in Undergraduate Research Mentorship was implemented to honor an Academic Senate faculty member who has provided superb mentorship to undergraduate students engaged in research and/or creative, scholarly projects. The new award was recommended by the Joint Taskforce on Undergraduate Education in Research Context.

For full recipient list for this year's DTA awardees, please visit Here.

Congratulations Several EEB graduate students for their 2019 NSF GRFP awards and honorable mentions

Congratulations to the following graduate students for their 2019 NSF GRFP awards and honorable mention:

Alec Baird in the Sack lab, Honorable Mention
Elizabeth Karan, Alfaro lab, Awardee
Whitney Nakashima, incoming to Alfaro and Smith labs, Awardee
Dyonishia Nieves, incoming to Sack lab, Awardee

Professor Tom Smith featured on Forbes.com

Professor Tom Smith featured in an article on Forbes.com

Tom Smith on CBS Morning News: UN Biodiversity Report

UCLA’s Tom Smith spoke with CBS about a new United Nations report that says nature is essential for our existence and a good quality of life, but point to a stark warning: humans are transforming the planet’s natural habitat at an unprecedented rate. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

For news piece, please visit CBS News

First-Year PhD student, Kelsi Rutledge, advised by Drs. Don Buth and Malcolm Gordon, has a recent article published in the Journal of Morphology

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Professor Peter Kareiva featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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Professor Shane Campbell-Staton featured in the UCLA Daily Bruin

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Professor Noa Pinter-Wollman interview with Robyn Williams featured on Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Science Show

Audio of interview can be found here.

Dr. Peter Narins wins national merit award for his research

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Dr. Leryn Gorlitsky receives a Unit 18 Professional Development award for 2018-19

For more information in regards to the award and other recipients, please visit here: UCLA Newsroom.

Professor Shane Campbell-Staton featured in the UCLA Newsroom

Please see full article here: UCLA Biology Class Uses Superheroes to Help Students Sift Fact from Fiction.

Professors Pamela Yeh and Van Savage, as well as Postdoctoral Researcher, Elif Tekin's remarkable NSF- and NIH/NCATS-funded npj Systems Biology and Applications antibiotics research was UCLA's #4 Top Story of 2018

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EEB Postdoctorate student, Evan McCartney-Melstad, featured in a Q&A in Knowable Magazine

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Professor Tom Smith Featured in UCLA newsroom

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Professors Hubbell, Kareiva, Kraft, and Sack are named one of 40 UCLA Scholars that are one of the most highly cited researchers according to Clarivate Analytics

The world’s most influential scientific researchers in 2018 include 40 UCLA scholars.

In its annual list, Clarivate Analytics names the most highly cited researchers — those whose work was most often referenced by other scientific research papers for the preceding decade in 21 fields across the sciences and social sciences. Four of these UCLA scholars are our department's own Professors Peter Kareiva, Nathan Kraft, Lawren Sack and Professor Emeritus Steve Hubbell.

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UCLA EEB's Undergraduate Program named one of CollegeMagazine.com's top ten schools for Marine Biology

UCLA EEB's Undergraduate Program named one of CollegeMagazine.com's top ten schools for Marine Biology. For full article, please visit Here.

Professor Paul Barber's Collaborative Work on Seafood Fraud Featured in Several News Avenues

For full articles, please visit Phys.org, Yahoo News, Eurekalert.

Professor Paul Barber featured in the UCLA Newsroom

For full article, please visit UCLA Newsroom-UCLA Researchers and Partners Work with Sushi Restaurants to Reduce Seafood Fraud.

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh awarded the Prestigious Joseph T. Gregory Award

Professor Blaire Van Valkenburgh was awarded the prestigious Joseph T. Gregory Award from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. The Gregory Award honors outstanding service to the welfare of the society.

Professor Noa Pinter-Wollman featured on Science Friday

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Congratulations to EEB Doctoral Candidate, Tiara Moore for her article published in the upcoming Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin

Congratulations to EEB doctoral candidate, Tiara Moore (Fong lab), for her article, “ The only Black person in the room” which will be published in the upcoming Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography Bulletin. From 2015-2018, Tiara has served as a Student Board Member on the ASLO Board of Directors.

EEB Ph.D student, Amanda Robin, Featured on STEAM Sunday on CBS2/KCAL9 news

Squirrel Gazer featured on CBS 2/KCAL 9 local Los Angeles news on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) Sunday.

For full news piece, please visit CBS 2/KCAL 9.

Alumnus Morton La Kretz donates additional $15 million for UCLA Botany Building

Following a $5 million donation he made in 2017, UCLA alumnus and longtime supporter Morton La Kretz has given an additional $15 million to fund the ongoing renovation of the campus’s Botany Building.

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Professors Pamela Yeh and Van Savage, as well as Postdoctoral Researcher, Elif Tekin's remarkable NSF- and NIH/NCATS-funded npj Systems Biology and Applications antibiotics research featured in several News Avenues

Professors Pamela Yeh and Van Savage, as well as Postdoctoral Researcher, Elif Tekin’s remarkable NSF- and NIH/NCATS-funded npj Systems Biology and Applications antibiotics research featured in several News Avenues
UCLA Newsroom
UCLA Health
Medical News Today
Health Europa
FARS News Agency
Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Prensa Latina
SCIENMAG The Health Site EurekAlert!
Economic Times Health World
Phys.org
Drug Target Review
Daily World
ZME Science
Business Standard
Science Codex
The Telegraph
Daily Mail UK
Yahoo
Science Daily
MSN.com
CBS Los Angeles
IFL Science
Science Alert
IOL
Live Science
Yahoo News
U.S. News and World Reports
WEB MD
Health Day
University of California
Mirror
Daily Bruin

Professor Emeritus J Lee Kavanau Passes Away at the Age of 96

It is with sorrow that we report that EEB Professor Emeritus J Lee Kavanau passed away on Sunday, August 12. Prof Lee was 96, and passed away peacefully with family present.

Professor James Lloyd-Smith and lab featured in Nature

For full article in regards to Professor James Lloyd-Smith, his lab, in particular, EEB graduate student Katelyn Gostic, please visit Nature.

EEB Postdoctoral Researcher, Gary Bucciarelli, and EEB Professor, Brad Shaffer featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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Professor Noa Pinter-Wollman featured on Daily Bruin

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Professor Noa Pinter-Wollman featured on EurekAlert and Phys.org

For full articles, please visit EurekAlert and Phys.org.

Professor Noa Pinter-Wollman featured in the UCLA Newsroom

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Professor Dan Blumstein featured on NPR Morning Edition

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"Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles Restaurants" is one of the top 20 downloaded papers of 2017 in Conservation Biology Journal

"Using DNA barcoding to track seafood mislabeling in Los Angeles restaurants", published in Conservation Biology, was one of the journal’s top 20 most downloaded recent papers of 2016-2017.

For one grad and his dad a happy twist on like father, like son

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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.

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

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Tai Michaels Wins First Place

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.

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.

Professor Michael Alfaro featured in UCLA Newsroom

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EEB Lecturer, Tonya Kane, honored with professional development award

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Professor Michael Alfaro lab published in Nature Ecology & Evolution

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

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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.

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

Professor Tom Smith Recently Published in Science

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