News & Announcements
EECB student places highly in "3 Minute Thesis" contest
Congratulations to Phillip Street for placing 2nd in 2017's Three Minute Thesis Competition! Phillip's dissertation work explores how habitat variation affects population dynamics. His 3MT talk focused on how summer habitat affects sage grouse. Great job, Phillip!
Faculty rewarded for excellence in mentorship
Congratulations to Tom Parchman who was recently chosen by the EECB student body to receive the Jenkins Mentorship award, and to Anne Leonard who received the "Undergraduate Faculty Mentor Award". The EECB is built through great mentors like Anne and Tom. Thanks and congratulations!
EECB students recognized by Graduate Student Association
The UNR graduate student association recently recognized several EECB students for their scholarship. Carrie Branch was named "Outstanding Graduate Student Researcher", Heather Slinn was recognized as the "Outstanding International Graduate Student", and Josh Harrison was the "Outstanding Graduate Student". Congratulations!
Carrie Branch awarded Jenkins Fellowship
Congratulations to PhD Candidate Carrie Branch who was recently named the 2017 Steve and Kathie Jenkins Graduate Fellow in Ecology. This fellowship is in recognition of Carrie's outstanding research program and career as an EECB student.
EECB students receive NSF Fellowship
Congratulations to EECB students Nadya Muchoney, Danielle Salcido, and Devon Picklum. Nadya and Danielle were recently awarded the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship and Devon was awarded an honorable mention.
EECB student discovers new genus of flies
EECB student Jane Dell recently described a new species of tachinid fly that she discovered during her dissertation research. This new species is unusual enough to be placed into its own new genus.
EECB student wins DDIG and has research showcased
Congrats to Josh Harrison for winning a National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Grant
Check out Josh's highlighted work from his recent publication in the American Journal of Botany
EECB Research featured in Nat. Geographic
Josh Jahner, a recent EECB graduate, has studied an unusual phenomenon called gynandromorphy. This is when an organism is part male and part female–like the butterfly shown here. His work was just featured in National Geographic magazine (link). Congrats Josh!
EECB student Carrie Branch featured at Data Nuggets
Carrie Branch recently shared her research on Mountain Chickadee behavior with Data Nuggets, a website dedicated to science education. Her work was featured by the website as a great example of how scientists can share their research with students.
EECB students recognized for research
EECB students were recognized for their research at the UNR Graduate School Poster Symposium. Su'ad Yoon and Sarah Barga won first, and second place, respectively for their presentations. Additionally, Jessica Reimche was awarded a research grant from the UNR Graduate School. Congratulations to Jessica, Sarah, and Su'ad!
Check out Anne Leonard and Jacob Francis on NPR discussing buzz-pollinated plants and their research on this unique evolutionary strategy.
EECB student and professor win prestigious awards
Congratulations to Angela Hornsby for being named the Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents' 2015 Graduate Scholar and to Prof. Jim Sedinger for receiving the UNR Graduate Academic Advisor Award!