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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:…

Plan to Attend the inaugural University Teaching Awards Nov. 7

This event will begin a new annual tradition of convening all winners of KU's annual teaching awards – from the Lawrence and KU Medical Center campuses – to be recognized and celebrated at a single event. Trevor Rivers, assistant teaching professor, Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology…

EEB's Micah Unruh receives prestigious dissertation award 

Micah Unruh, a doctoral candidate in ecology & evolutionary biology, has received the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Award. Unruh received $41,000 and will use the award to conduct research on soil carbon storage in South America. Beginning in January, Unruh will travel to…


Paulyn Cartwright, professor of ecology & evolutionary biology, is the lead investigator on $2.9 million grant from the National Science Foundation that will support a new training program based at KU to help develop a scientific workforce who can address the questions around climate change.…

Bad Biodiversity: How Hollywood Lies About Nature

On Friday, Sept. 22, EEB Professor Rich Glor is giving a public talk at Sunflower Bike & Outdoor at 6 PM. Glor will cover the Top 5 ways that nature is misrepresented in popular film and media. The talk is free and you can register at the Sunflower website.

BIOLOGY OPEN HOUSE: Friday, September 22

We are excited to announce we will be taking part in the KU Family Weekend with a Biology Open House! We’d love to see you and your family on Friday, September 22 from 1-3 PM in the 1st Floor Atrium of Haworth Hall. There will be cookies, coffee and a chance for your family to meet your professors…

September Monarch Watch Events

Monarch Watch invites you to join them for these FREE events in September: The Monarch Watch Fall Open House on Saturday, September 16, 2023 and the Monarch Watch Tagging Event on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Mark you calendars!

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