News & Announcements

EECB student wins first prize for student talk at national meeting in Canada


Nadya Muchoney was awarded first place for her talk in the Student Competition for the President's Prize at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Entomological Society of America, Entomological Society of Canada, and Entomological Society of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. Nadya's talk covered her research studying the use of an introduced host-plant in providing protection against viral infection in a native insect herbivore, Anartia jatrophae. Congrats Nadya!

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EECB student awarded scholarship for work in Lake Tahoe Basin


Congratulations to EECB student Tessa Putz for being awarded the Lake Tahoe Basin Sciences and Research Scholarship. This was presented at the Nevada Water Resources Association's 2018 Fall Symposium. Tessa has been working on mapping the white satin moth infestation and hopes to quantify the role that genetics, environment and management have on aspen susceptibility to defoliation.

Students organize UNR Herpetology Club


Graduate students Jon DeBoer, Haley Moniz, and Vicki Thill have organized the UNR Herpetology Club. Students, both undergraduate and graduate, are invited to join this club and share their passion for reptiles and amphibians. Interested individuals can contact the club directly - email address.

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.

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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.