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…
The professor emeritus joined KU's Department of Zoology in 1956 and retired in 1996. He was a renowned scholar of marmots, a founder of KU's undergraduate environmental studies program and is a namesake of the Armitage Education Center at KU Field Station.
Congratulations to Dr. Leo Smith as the recipient of the 2021 Margaret Stewart Award for Excellence in Ichthyology. This award recognizes mid-career researchers for outstanding contributions to the study of fishes.
EEB is collaborating with the KU Field Station, Kansas Biological Survey and Environmental Studies to raise funds to expand field course opportunities for KU students. Read about our efforts to help support these engaging, hands-on experiences for students and consider donating at Take It Outside!…
In early December, Sarah Flynn and Noelle Schlenk from KU's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology shared their expertise with fifth grade students at Basehor Intermediate to shed light on a variety of topics and help inform an ongoing project.
KU news is reporting a major new award to EEB Faculty Member Jocelyn Colella and others that will modernize storage facilities for the KU Biodiversity Institute's collection of mammal specimens.
Graduate student Laura Y. Podzikowski has recently been recognized as a finalist in the KU 3 Minute Thesis Competition for her video presentation on "Plants to Capture Carbon: Why Diversity Matters."
KU EEB Professor Town Peterson has recently been recognized by Reuters as one of the 1,000 most influential scientists investigating global climate change.