Watch Chip Taylor in this clip from CBS Saturday morning, as he discusses Monarch Watch and its growth from a research enterprise, to an outreach and educational organization, and finally a conservation organization. Taylor is the founder and Director of Monarch Watch at the University of Kansas and is retiring and passing the baton to a new director and the next generation of activists working to protect the Monarch butterfly and other insects.
Dr. Sharon Billings, Dean's Professor with the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Senior Scientist with the Kansas Biological Survey, has been named an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow, a distinct honor within the scientific community.
Professor of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Dr. John Kelly is one of four KU faculty members to be named a recipient of the Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Awards.
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.