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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…

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…

KU Field Station is part of a worldwide effort to study and protect birds

Researchers at the Kansas Biological Survey are using technology to track migratory birds that pass through Lawrence. Both KU and K-State scientists are part of Motus, a worldwide effort to study and protect our feathered friends. Motus is a network of hundreds of tracking stations located around…

Science on Tap is back on September 28

Science On Tap, a long-running public science communication partnership with Free State Brewing Company, returns this fall, kicking off Sept. 28 with “Ancient Forests and the Origin of Flowering Plant-Dominated Ecosystems,” presented by Brian Atkinson, assistant professor of ecology &…


Join Professor Victor Gonzales, and The Johnson County Extension Master Naturalists, in association with Monarch Watch, who are hosting a free, family-friendly sendoff to say "see you later" to the magnificent Monarch butterfly! The event will take place 9 AM-2 PM Sept. 30 at Pollinator Prairie:…

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