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Celebrate National Fossil Day at NHM on Sunday Oct. 15

Explore the diversity of life preserved in the fossil record with KU researchers and students. Learn about global change through time, hear about KU paleontology fieldwork and try fun hands-on learning activities for all ages. Event takes place 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday Oct. 15 at the National History…

Check out the new article in PLOS Biology 

“A few essential genetic loci distinguish Penstemon species with flowers adapted to pollination by bees or hummingbirds.” This new study published in September shows that specific variations in the attributes of wildflowers, depending on their pollinators, can be attributed to a certain number of…

Show Your Support for the EEB GSO Fundraiser

The KU Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Graduate Student Organization (EEB GSO) have once again partnered with KU Endowment to put on their largest fundraising effort of the year, the LaunchKU online crowdfunding initiative (formerly known as Ever Onward). This campaign supports EEB GSO student…

Lunch & Learn Oct. 11: You’re Invited 

All are welcome and the food is a first come, first serve basis.  KU Indigenous Scholars Annalise Guthrie, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, and Kelly Beym, Geography & Atmospheric Science, are preparing for the 2023 AISES National Conference Graduate Oral Presentations. The event takes place…

Celebrate ‘Coretoberfest’ with the Office of Research

How well do you know KU core labs? Come to Coretoberfest from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Oct. 12. to learn how these facilities and the experts who lead them can support your research. The event at the Burge Union includes door prizes, networking, appetizers and drinks. RSVP online.

Rafe Brown Receives KUIA International Research Award

Rafe Brown, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and curator at the Biodiversity Institute, is the inaugural recipient of the International Affairs Advisory Board International Research Award. This new award recognizes KU faculty members who have provided outstanding leadership in…

Monarch butterfly sendoff a success

Professor Victor Gonzales, KU students, and members of Monarch Watch recently bid farewell for now to the Monarch butterfly as part of a group effort to bring fun and education to the public about the Monarch butterfly and its migration. 

Undergraduate Biology Student Researcher: Natalie Herbision

Natalie Herbison is a senior Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology student who recently joined KU faculty, Victor Gonzalez, in Greece this summer for a National Science Foundation REU program on pollinators and climate change. Herbison elaborates on how she became interested in bees and what…

Two of EEB’s own receive Faculty Kudos!

University Distinguished Professors in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Town Peterson and Jorge Soberón, who is also director of the KU Biodiversity Institute & Natural History Museum, have been named 2024 International Biogeography Society Distinguished Fellows. Fellows are chosen for their…

Greenhouse manager keeps biology research alive

Evolutionary research often starts with plants. In fact, the notion of recessive and dominant inherited traits was first documented in peas by Gregor Mendel. So it’s no surprise that KU faculty still use plants in teaching and research to this day. That’s where Patti Beedles comes in. Beedles is…

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