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Genomic research on scrub jays reveals new species

The paper, appearing in Systematic Biology, uses genomic data to sketch a natural history of scrub jays, showing how geographic changes over millennia split up and reconnected groups of the birds, swaying the flow of genes between them. Lead author Devon DeRaad, is a doctoral student at the…

Congratulations to three EEB professors for recent awards

Victor H. Gonzalez Betancourt received the Bob & Kathie Taylor Excellence in Teaching Award. Mart Mort received the Chancellors Club Teaching Professorship. Paulyn Cartwright received the Ned Fleming Trust Award. Congratulations on your well-deserved achievements!

Sharon Billings named University Distinguished Professor

Sharon Billings, dean’s professor and senior scientist, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology and Kansas Biological Survey & Center for Ecological Research has received the designation of University Distinguished Professor. Billings is known nationally and internationally for working…

Genomics Research Initiative Selected to Receive Research Rising Award

The project, Growing KU’s Interdisciplinary Strengths in Genomics, is one of four selected by the university, and aims to unlock the secrets held in genomes to understand where we come from, how we fight disease, how organisms respond to a changing environment/climate, and new bioengineerin

Center for Undergraduate Research Honors Students, Mentors

Lena Hileman, professor and chair of the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, is the recipient of the 2022 K. Barbara Schowen Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. Srishti Baid, doctoral candidate in molecular biosciences, and Pietro Longo Hollanda De Mello, doctoral candidate in…

Billings receives Byron A. Alexander Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award

Congratulations to Dr. Sharon Billings, recipient of the Byron A. Alexander Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award. This award is given to honor a faculty member who demonstrates exceptional effort, care, and guidance in advising graduate students.

Ellis receives undergraduate research award

Congratulations to Martel Ellis, a senior studying Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, who received the Undergraduate Research Award for Summer, for their work in "MAMP Comparison Between Hybrid and Inbred Maize Genotypes."

KU's 'I Am Striving Series': Featuring Paulyn Cartwright

Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, shares what inspires her research and work, along with her goals for that research. Watch a video and read a story about how Cartwright uses her study subject, jellyfish and their relatives, to help understand the evolutionary…

Join us for the EEOB Pizza Social!

Are you thinking about declaring the EEOB major or are you curious about EEOB? Join us for pizza and meet EEOB majors and professors Friday, May 6, 2022! The undergraduate committee is planning a Stop Day event for our EEOB major from 12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 6, 2022. The event will…

Honoring Women in Science

In honor of Women’s History Month, the Biodiversity Institute & KU Natural History Museum celebrated women in science on Saturday, March 26. Local scientists set up booths for the day, including Maggie Wagner, ecology and evolutionary biology assistant professor, and Ph.D. student Ceyda Kural…

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