News & Announcements

Haley Moniz with winning poster

EECB Student wins Best Poster at International Meeting


Haley Moniz won the SSAR Victor Hutchison Student Poster Award at the Joint Meeting of Icthyologists and Herpetologists Meeting in Rochester, New York. More information on her work titled "Costs of Adaptation: Tradeoffs in Organismal Performance of Tetrodotoxin-Resistant Garter Snakes (Thamnophis)" can be found here.

EECB student successfully crowdfunds research


Congrats to Danielle Salcido (Dyer Lab) who successfully crowdfunded her research. Danielle studies patterns of interaction diversity along latitudinal, climatic, and disturbance gradients. This particular research is conducted in Costa Rica - learn more about it here! 

Alison Agneray

Alison Agneray receives honourable mention for her NSF GRFP application


Congratulations to Alison Agneray (Leger lab), who received an honourable mention for her NSF GRFP application.

Katie Uckele

Congratulations to PhD student Katie Uckele!


Katie Uckele (Parchman lab) has won an EECG research award from the American Genetic Association for her work on recombinant hybrid zones in Juniper. Congrats Katie!

EECB Ph.D student awarded grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution


EECB student, Su'ad Amatullah Yoon, has been awarded a Graduate Research Excellence Grant from the Society for the Study of Evolution. Congratulations!

Black Brandt photo

Best student talk at national meeting


Congratulations to EECB student, Thomas Riecke, for winning the best student talk award at the 2018 North American Arctic Goose Symposium. Thomas studies Black Brandt population ecology in Alaska.

picture of a variable harlequin frog

EECB professor publishes research in Science


EECB faculty member Dr. Jamie Voyles along with several members of her lab just published research in Science. Their work investigates amphibian declines and disease ecology. For additional information, read the original research paper, or read a great write up in the New York Times.

Lisa Crampton

EECB alumna crowdfunds for tropical bird conservation


Dr. Lisa Crampton, an EECB alumna, recently had her research on tropical bird conservation on the Hawaiian island of Kauai highlighted in the NY Times (article here). There she discusses the lack of conservation funding for endangered species. Dr. Crampton is crowdfunding $50 000 for her research which focuses on diseases and their vectors.


SICB Grant Winner


Congratulations to Alexa Lindauer of the Voyles lab who has recently won a SICB graduate research award for her work on amphibian drought stress and disease.

Ledger lab

Rethinking Seed Sources In Rangeland Restoration


Check out Beth Leger and Thomas Parchman in this recent article highlighting their USDA grant on seed sources for rangeland restoration.  Their work on this project will greatly influence the future of rangeland management, bringing cutting edge technologies and evolutionary principles to the field of rangeland restoration. 

Ian Wallace

National Science Foundation Career grant


Congratulations to Dr. Ian Wallace on his recent NSF CAREER grant! Ian investigates how the production of cellulose, an important structural compound, is regulated in plant cell walls. His work will have important implications for renewable energy and sustainability.


Using museum specimens to inform conservation


EECB faculty Dr. Mary Peacock and her colleagues report on the use of museum specimens to identify a persistent, unique lineage of the Lahontan cut-throat trout, which was thought to be extinct. This is a great example of how museums can benefit conservation efforts. Congratulations Mary!