News and events

Colloquium schedule

Colloquium schedule for Fall 2019
Date Speaker Institution Talk title
Aug. 28 None - Student intro. n/a n/a
Sept. 5 Jamie Voyles EECB How does it end? A story of a lethal killer and the fate of frogs
Sept. 12 Erin Hannan EECB Biogeochemical and ecohydrological responses to shifting wildfire regimes in the western U.S.
Sept. 19 Bryan Hamilton Great Basin National Park TBD
Sept. 26 Rory Telemeco Cal State Fresno Lizards / ecophyiology / etc.
Oct. 3 Sam Cushman USFS RMRS Linking genetic data and movement modeling to predict population connectivity
Oct. 10 Amy Trowbridge EECB TBD
Oct. 17 Elizabeth Hobson U Cincinnati The evolution of decision-making, social cognition, and complex sociality
Oct. 24 Sarah Richman U Madison TBD
Oct. 31 Soren Brothers USU TBD
Nov. 7 Erol Akcay U Pennsylvania TBD
Nov. 14 Rob Raguso Cornell TBD
Nov. 21 Aaron Bauer Villanova University TBD
Nov. 28 None - Thanksgiving n/a n/a
Dec. 5 Dan Crocker Sonoma State University Body reserves, stress and reproduction in elephant seals
Dec. 12 None - Finals  n/a n/a

Achievements and announcements

EECB student Anne Espeset featured in PNAS

Hot off the press! Take a look at Anne Espeset’s latest collaborative contribution to PNAS, featured on the cover. A cool example of how to work with citizen science data.

EECB students take "Best Student Talk" at North American Duck Symposium

Two NRES/EECB graduate students had some recent successes at the North American Duck Symposium in Winnipeg, August 2019 -- congratulations to Thomas Riecke of the Sedinger Lab for winning the best PhD student talk and to Madeleine Lohman of the Williams lab for winning the best Masters student talk. Thomas also organized the session on 'Harvest Dynamics and Management', which was intended to bring about a change in the modeling approach used to inform current harvest management for waterfowl in the U.S.

EECB student Haley Moniz wins the Henri Seibert award!

Congratulations to Haley Moniz of the Feldman lab for winning the Henri Seibert award in Physiology/Morphology at the Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists!

Exciting paper on Chickadee research from Dr. Pravosudov's Lab

2/2019: Congratulations to EECB students Ben Sonnenberg and Angela Pitera, EECB alumna Carrie Branch, and Dr. Vladimir Pravosudov, for their new article in the journal Current Biology titled "Natural Selection and Spatial Cognition in Wild Food-Caching Mountain Chickadees." Find the article's full text and video

2019 Chemical Ecology Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellows

3/19: Congratulations to the three EECB Students who received the 2019 Hitchcock Graduate Student Fellowship in Chemical Ecology. Devon Picklum, Danny Nielsen, and Anson Call were among four total students to receive competitive funding to conduct research in the field of chemical ecology

Three EECB students awarded NSF awards

4/19: Three EECB students: Valentina Alaasam, Aramee Diethelm, and Ben Sonnenberg were awarded the prestigious Graduate Research Fellowship Award from the National Science Foundation. Congratulations to these researchers!

Interesting NY Times article related to EECB's Josh Jahner's research interests

2/2019: EECB's postdoctoral research associate, Josh Jahner, has diverse research interests, and has published on diverse topics that vary from bighorn sheep to gynandromorph butterflies; he was recently quoted in a NY Times note on bilateral gynandromorphism. Nice work, Josh.

EECB alumni’s article selected as editor’s choice

Congratulations to EECB alumni Christopher Moore and Jacob Dittel for their upcoming article in the April issue of Ecography titled "The mismatch in distributions of vertebrates and the plants that they disperse," selected as editor's choice.