Noah Fierer publishes in PNAS

March 16, 2010

Noah Fierer and his colleagues (including Elizabeth Costello, previously in EBIO, now at Stanford) have a paper coming out in PNAS about the possibility of identifying individuals from the community of bacteria on their hands. This was in the Boulder Camera this morning, but it has already been picked up...

Clint Francis awarded postdoctoral fellowship at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) at Duke

Feb. 26, 2010

Clinton Francis has just heard that he has been awarded a two year postdoctoral fellowships at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) at Duke. Here are the title and the summary of his project: Acoustic signal space conservatism: a framework for signal flexibility in noise PROJECT SUMMARY Background noise interferes...

Safran lab in PLOS One

Feb. 25, 2010

Becca Safran , Matt Wilkins, Joey Hubbard and Julie Marling have published a paper in PLOS One , describing the dynamic nature of carotenoid concentrations in barn swallows, and relationships with fitness. Here is a link to the paper: Congratulations to the Safran Lab !

Ned Friedman keynote speaker at Darwin Day

Feb. 10, 2010

Ned Friedman will deliver the Keynote Address for the Darwin Day celebration at the University of Tennessee. This is the most recent of his many activities (teaching and lecturing) expressing his abiding interest in pre-Darwinian evolutionary biology. Congratulations to Ned!

Mike Grant is an ACE!

Feb. 1, 2010

Mike Grant is a recipient of ACE award by the American Council on Education for his technological innovations to facilitate interactions with foreign students. He will be presenting a paper on this work at the International Collaborative 2010 meeting Arlington, VA later this week, and he will be honored at...

Alan Townsend in Scientific American

Jan. 23, 2010

Alan Townsend and Robert Howarth have just had their article entitled "Fixing the Global Nitrogen Problem" appear in Scientific American. This article looks at nitrogen emanating from tailpipes, smokestacks and fertilizers, and their increasing impacts on environments around the world. You can view a copy at: Congratulations, Alan!

MORPH morphs into microMORPH

Jan. 11, 2010

Ned Friedman and Pam Diggle just got word from NSF that their NSF Research Coordination Network grant proposal, "microMORPH: Microevolutionary and Organismic Research in Plant History" will be funded at 100% ($481,700). This is the first time they have ever coauthored a grant proposal (or research paper) together. Brief abstract:...

Stephanie Mayer an ASSETT to the department

Jan. 10, 2010

We have just received notification that ASSETT, the Arts and Sciences Support of Education Through Technology has funded a proposal submitted by Stephanie Mayer and entitled "Digital Imaging Systems for Plant Bio Lab". The award is for $3,473. Congratulations and thanks to Stephanie!

Christy McCain receives NSF award

Jan. 10, 2010

Last week NSF called Christy McCain to give her the welcome news that NSF was funding her proposed study, entitled Diversity and Climate Change: using elevational gradients to uncover processes underlying mammalian species distributions Funding is from the Population and Community Ecology Panel, for $482,843 over three years. I have...