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Chancellor Girod hosted the University Teaching Awards on Nov. 7 in the Big 12 Room of the Kansas Union. You can watch the ceremony and clip of Trevor Rivers receiving his award. Rivers, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology assistant teaching professor, received the Bob & Kathie…

As a leader in equitable and collaborative international research and education, Rafe Brown, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, is the inaugural recipient of the KU International Affairs Advisory Board International Research Award. The award recognizes faculty members who provide…

Dr. Kelly Matsunaga

Assistant curator of paleobotany at the Biodiversity Institute and Thomas N. Taylor assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, Kelly Matsunaga, has been awarded a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.  The CAREER is a 5-year grant. Total award amount is $946,323. The project will investigate how the widespread and ancient group of plants known as conifers (examples: pines, junipers, redwoods) evolved over the last 300 million years in response to a changing planet. "We will integrate information from living species and the extensive fossil record of the group to…

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