December 8, 2023
Dec. 8, 2023 - Hyena relationships can influence when they work together to attack lions. In Proceedings of the Royal Society B.
November 30, 2023
Nov. 30, 2023 - Jackie Gerson receives an NSF grant and publishes in Cleaner Production Letters.
November 20, 2023
Nov. 20, 2023 - Herbivory Variability Network, boosted by a 2020-21 EEB seed grant, reveals significant insights.
November 17, 2023
Nov. 17, 2023 - Veronica Frans at BioLogos puts environmental stewardship in the context of Christianity.
November 15, 2023
Nov. 15, 2023 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu has been named to the “2023 Highly Cited Researchers” list.
November 13, 2023
Nov. 13, 2023 - The course incorporates remote sensing tools and inclusive leadership training.
November 9, 2023
Nov. 9, 2023 - Brudvig and Lowry sequence the DNA of 144-year-old Beal seeds and get a surprise. In IFLScience.
November 2, 2023
Nov. 2, 2023 - Robin Waterman at KBS receives a USDA grant to continue her work at KBS.
October 26, 2023
Oct. 26, 2023 - New methodology provides insights to better protect data-deficient species. In the Journal of Animal Ecology.
October 20, 2023
Oct. 20, 2023 - Entomology chair Hannah Burrack talks about partnership that bees of historic importance.
October 19, 2023
Oct. 19, 2023 - Signature program helps make grad school an achievable destination for traditionally excluded students.
October 18, 2023
Oct. 18, 2023 - Zinan Wang and Henry Chung show evolutionary changes in a single gene bring survival skills. In Science Advances.
October 6, 2023
Oct. 6, 2023 - Devin Lake, a PhD student and lab manager, weighs in on stereotypes in science careers.
October 6, 2023
Oct. 6, 2023 - Rich Lenski and former student Paul Turner are featured in BBC Radio's “Bacteria: The Tiny Giants.”
October 5, 2023
Oct. 5, 2023 - NSF's National Ecological Observatory Network explores Phoebe Zarnetske's career trajectory and vision.
October 3, 2023
Oct. 3, 2023 - Fitzpatrick and Mittan-Moreau identify genetic rescue as a critical conservation strategy not addressed in most recovery plans.
September 25, 2023
Sept. 25, 2023 - Devising a way to characterize how human and natural systems interact with each other. In Ecology & Society.
September 8, 2023
Sept., 8, 2023 - Scientists identify ways landowners in rural Brazil can find win-win situations with biodiversity and farming.
August 24, 2023
Aug. 23, 2023 - Jiquan Chen and others find plants' ability to absorb carbon dioxide (CO2) may have stalled. Published in Science.
August 24, 2023
Aug. 24, 2023 - Research by Conner and Waterman suggests natural selection has the power to keep things the same. In New Phytologist, and Evolution.
August 16, 2023
August 16, 2023 - Sam Ayebare leads first steps to understanding how so many birds can coexist in a biodiversity hot spot.
August 15, 2023
Aug. 15, 2023 - Researchers and government, industry leaders convened in Helsinki to focus on biobased forestry products.
August 14, 2023
Aug. 14, 2023 - Guy Bush, John A. Hannah Distinguished Professor of Evolutionary Biology Emeritus, died Aug. 2 in Austin, TX.
July 27, 2023
July 27, 2023 - Sullivan challenges that soil seed banks can be a “biodiversity reservoir” in grasslands. In Nature Communications.
July 21, 2023
July 21, 2023 - David Lowry is on a team of researchers working to transform students' relationship with science.
July 14, 2023
July 14, 2023 - Sarah Evans and James Moran are part of a team funded by the USDA to study soil health.
July 6, 2023
July 6, 2023 - Presidential Postdoc Casey Youngflesh shows an alarming mismatch for birds. In PNAS.
July 5, 2023
July 5, 2023 - Postdoc Kelly Kapsar maps Arctic ship traffic to understand impacts, in Climatic Change.
June 24, 2023
June 24, 2023 - KBS's Fred Janzen weighs in on tiny miracles in Myanmar in the New York Times
June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023 - Rufus Isaacs, Richard Lenski, and Edward Walker receive the honor for teaching, research, and public service.
June 19, 2023
June 19, 2023 - Frugivoria is an open-access database supersized to help protect biodiversity
June 13, 2023
June 13, 2023 - In National Science Review, a look at how events and crises sweep across the globe
June 2, 2023
June 2, 2023 - Tick expert Jean Tsao comments in Science News on how host vaccines can help.
June 1, 2023
June 1, 2023 - A team in Singapore redefines scientific exploration and competes for $10 million prize.
May 30, 2023
May 30, 2023 - Jack Liu leads a key United Nations environmental report on global challenges.
May 23, 2023
May 23, 2023 - Researchers grapple with data sparsity and conserve a disappearing bird species.
May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023 - Saunders and Meek look to identify, map and preserve climate change refugia, reported in High Country News
May 11, 2023
May 11, 2023 - Rufus Isaacs leads effort to control the invasive fruit fly which threatens Michigan fruit crops
May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023 - In the competitive world of getting funding, grants to get grants can be a game changer.
May 3, 2023
May 3, 2023 - The grants, totaling $87,248, will help launch competitive proposals for significant external resources
April 27, 2023
April 27, 2023 - Elise Zipkin named a laureate with the International Recognition of Professional Excellence Prize
April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023 - The Gallant lab gets nearly $10 million from NSF to understand the costs and benefits of tailless sperm
April 26, 2023
April 26, 2023 - In Proceedings of the Royal Society B, scientists seek to predict climate change effects better.
April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023 - Alex Lewanski wins the DoD's National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship Award.
April 17, 2023
April 17, 2023 - Private landowners in rural Brazil can exempt land from conservation efforts - with consequences.
April 14, 2023
April 14, 2023 - Ned Walker weighs in on Michigan's spring ritual of "snow-melt mosquitoes" on WILX News.
April 12, 2023
April 12, 2023 - Kristy, Martin-Eberhardt and Mohammed selected for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program.
April 10, 2023
April 10, 2023 - Entomologist Rufus Isaacs is honored for his extension work in berry crop integrated pest management.
March 30, 2023
March 30, 2023 - The award honors an individual who has furthered wildlife conservation, research, and/or management in Michigan.
March 29, 2023
March 29, 2023 - High-income countries are outpacing low-income countries, possibly slowing improvements in planetary health.
March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023 - Arctic climate changes amidst the oceans of the Bering Strait set up conflicts between people and wildlife.
March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023 - Ashish Nerlekar will bring his work on the world's grasslands to MSU as the EEB Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow.
March 24, 2023
March 24, 2023 - Janette Boughman in integrative biology is one of nine faculty selected for prestigious international academic exchange program.
March 22, 2023
March 22, 2023 - In a world where switchgrass could cut our fossil fuel dependency, can communities of fungi help grow more potent plants?
March 13, 2023
March 13, 2023 - EEB graduate students and post-docs in Nature Ecology & Evolution take an unsettling look at who's in and who's more rarely in journals.
March 3, 2023
March 3, 2023 - Genomic analyses conclusively resolve which modern fish lineage branched off earliest within the tree of life.
March 2, 2023
March 2, 2023 - Alpine insects who live only in Glacier National Park face a dire future, but EEB's Alisha Shah is helping make sure we learn from them.
February 27, 2023
Feb. 27, 2023 - Jack Liu and Phoebe Zarnetske will work on the Continental Scale Biology Committee to identify biological research themes, theory.
February 25, 2023
Feb. 25, 2023 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu is on the five-year project to develop food system resiliency, funded by USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
February 25, 2023
Feb. 25, 2023 - Articles in Ornithological Applications focus on challenges faced by neotropical ornithologists in publishing, and possible solutions.
February 2, 2023
Feb. 2, 2023 - Shiu joins more than 175 current and past Spartans honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
February 1, 2023
Feb. 1, 2023 - Jeff Conner and team works to learn why a plant sometimes loses short stamens, give new understanding about evolution.
January 23, 2023
Jan. 23, 2023 - In the New York Times, Neil Gilbert of IBIO taps into a citizen science project to better understand interspecies interactions.
January 18, 2023
Jan. 18, 2023 - MSU, Audubon receive $1.3M from NSF to use data to create more robust population forecasts to support bird conservation.
January 13, 2023
Jan. 13, 2023 - Phoebe Zarnetske to help organize a workshop on applying an Earth system science approach to research on climate intervention.
January 11, 2023
Jan. 11, 2023 - A research team, including Mariah Meek, in a journal article, informs how to reach conservation goals in the face of climate change.
January 11, 2023
Jan. 11, 2023 - The 34-year-old program at KBS dedicated to understanding the ecology of agricultural systems is renewed.
January 9, 2023
Jan. 9, 2023 - An EEB Presidential Postdoc in Science weighs in about whether species’ adaptations can keep pace with climate change.
December 5, 2022
Dec. 5, 2022 - EEB biologists in BioScience underscore local adaptation in pathways to second chances when climates change .
December 2, 2022
Dec. 2, 2022 - Veronica Frans and Jack Liu look at what it takes to protect 30% of the Earth's surface in advance of the international biodiversity conference.
November 30, 2022
Nov. 30, 2022 - Jean Tsao and Ned Walker will be supported by $1.3M in CDC funding to target the Great Lakes region, part of larger $10M project.
November 30, 2022
Nov. 30, 2022 - An MSU team led by Olivia Smith studies kestrels in Northwest Michigan cherry orchards and their effects on food safety.
November 22, 2022
Jamily Ramos de Lima of the Braasch lab is honored at the Society for Developmental Biology Midwest Conference
November 20, 2022
Nov. 20, 2022 - Scientists have found a new and better way using remote sensing to understand where coastal dead zones are and predict changes.
November 17, 2022
Nov. 17, 2022 - Experts and a unique research site show how the land's history of being restored shapes the success of conservation efforts
November 16, 2022
Nov. 16, 2022 - Jack Liu and Rufus Isaacs make this year's Clarivate Highly-Cited Researchers list, amongst 6,938 worldwide.
November 11, 2022
Nov. 11, 2022 - Kellogg Biological Station, rich in EEB faculty and student members, declared a model for its quantifiable commitment to diversity.
November 8, 2022
Nov. 8, 2022 - Researchers confirm that many harlequin frogs once believed to be extinct are, in fact, persisting. Stories in Science and Science News.
November 4, 2022
Nov. 4, 2022 - Philosopher Robert Pennock leads a survey to find what core values are crucial to good science. Top virtue: Honesty.
October 31, 2022
Oct. 31, 2022 - The group is collaring all hyenas 18 months or older in a single clan to understand how communication drives coordination and decision-making.
October 25, 2022
Oct. 25, 2022 - Kevin Liu and Elizabeth Heath-Heckman explore impacts on microbes and their symbiotic relationships with host animals to better inform climate models.
October 19, 2022
Oct. 19, 2022 - PhD student Emily Liljestrand combines passion for mathematics and computer modeling with marine biology to evaluate long-term sustainability in fisheries.
October 13, 2022
Oct. 13, 2022 - EEB PhD students Bruna Amaral and Ayley Shortridge will embark on a year-long experience of training and creating in the field of science communication.
October 10, 2022
Oct. 10, 2022 - Three EEB members will explore the potential for genetic rescue to increase population growth and adaptive potential in the endangered Mitchell's satyr butterfly.
October 7, 2022
Oct. 7, 2022 - KBS's Nick Haddad weighs in on a story in Scientific American exploring important connections between protected animal habitats.
October 6, 2022
Oct. 6, 2022 - Veronica Frans of CSIS developed an integrated species distribution model database map about sea lions to help New Zealand policymakers plan for their return
October 5, 2022
Oct. 5, 2022 - Jessica Miesel of plant, soil and microbial sciences joins a multidisciplinary group of scientists across the world to examine fire regimes. Published in PNAS Nexus.
October 3, 2022
Oct. 3, 2022 - The Great Lakes Fishery Commission supports the work of Weiming Li's group with a new lab to study lamprey biology.
September 26, 2022
Sept. 26, 2022 - DEI weekend showcased the benefits and strengths of the EEB community to early career scholars from across the country, building skills and relationships.
September 21, 2022
Sept. 21, 2022 - Ornithological Applications, edited by Catherine Lindell, has been ranked as the top scientific journal globally out of 29 journals in the ornithology category.
September 21, 2022
Sept. 21, 2022 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu accepts his Gunnerus Sustainability Science Award in Norway with an address about pandas, people and hope for the future.
September 1, 2022
Aug. 31, 2022 - If the global community doesn’t learn to spot and address the short- and long-term changes, both harm and opportunity can be unchecked.
August 29, 2022
Aug. 29, 2022 - KBS/IBio's Sarah Evans weighs in in a Science story about the global toll drought is having on plant growth.
August 25, 2022
Aug. 25, 2022 - A new paper in Ecology and Society shows how people's everyday lives can have significant global consequences.
August 25, 2022
Aug. 25, 2022 - A new model extracts more information than ever from camera traps and other data sources to inform ecology studies and conservation efforts.
August 19, 2022
Aug. 19, 2022 - Jen Owen works with AgBioResearch to create outreach and education programs while encouraging field work near East Lansing.
August 16, 2022
Aug. 16, 2022 - Anne Bronikowski, Elizabeth Heath-Heckman and Kevin Liu are leaders in two National Science Foundation Biology Integration Institutes.
July 29, 2022
July 29, 2022 - A 30+ year study shows converting strips of farmland to prairie brings environmental benefits without sacrificing crop yields.
July 27, 2022
July 27, 2022 - Jack Liu's research collaborations that helped move pandas from endangered status has applications for major US-China summit.
July 22, 2022
July 22, 2022 - Nick Haddad blankets the news with concern about the rate of population decline for monarch butterflies, rated two steps from extinction by scientists.
July 21, 2022
July 21, 2022 - Olivia Smith's quest for the sweet spot of farming strategies producing sufficient food, least environmental harm, and improved natural, social, and human wellbeing.
July 12, 2022
July 12, 2022 - The Zipkin lab is helping conservationists optimize data collection to answer complex biodiversity questions at large scales. Work is published in Ecological Applications.
July 5, 2022
July 5, 2022 - Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Cinnamon Mittan wins the W.D. Hamilton Award from the Society for the Study of Evolution at the Evolution 2022 meeting.
June 27, 2022
June 24, 2022 - In a Science publication, EEB faculty lead the largest-of-its-kind study on aging, longevity in reptiles and amphibians, helping identify species that essentially do not age.
June 27, 2022
June 27, 2022 - After 34 years and some 75,000 generations, the prolific and fascinating bacteria leave the Lenski lab to continue evolving in Texas. MSU, however, is hardly letting go.
June 22, 2022
June 22, 2022 - New Scientist Magazine covers MSU's long-running evolution experiment that suggests existing variation makes a smaller contribution to evolution than thought.
June 16, 2022
June 16, 2022 - Professor Christopher Waters and EEB alumnus Vaughn Cooper are now fellows in the group within the American Society for Microbiology.
June 15, 2022
June 15, 2022 - EEB's Rich Kobe, forestry department chair, led MSU to join the Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science as a charter member.
June 14, 2022
June 14, 2022 - Rich Lenski's renowned 34-year-old evolution in a flask experiment is moving cross country, but carrying a lot of Spartan luggage. A Q&A is in Nature.
June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022 - Jason Gallant of Integrative Biology is part of a team that helped discover a small genetic tweak in electric fish that has implications for most vertebrates, including humans
June 2, 2022
June 2, 2022 - Kevin Liu is named a recipient of the prestigious NSF Early Career Development (CAREER) Awards for exploring evolutionary insights via phylogenies.
May 27, 2022
May 27, 2022 - The Zipkin lab has developed a unique model to analyze declining biodiversity and understand the changes within individual species and across broader wildlife communities.
May 26, 2022
May 26, 2022 - Research by Sarah Fitzpatrick and Sarah Evans reveals how Trinidadian guppies - however humble - can help understand the gut microbiome as organisms evolve.
May 25, 2022
May 25, 2022 - Fisheries and wildlife's Kim Scribner is on a team working to help restore the population of lake sturgeon - an ancient and vital fish species - in Michigan's Black River.
May 25, 2022
May 20, 2022 - Master's student and EEB Digital Fellow Katrina Culbertson has the guts to work with core faculty members to understand the "other" beneficial microbes in the natural world.
May 23, 2022
May 23, 2022 - PhD candidate and EEB Digital Fellow Beth Gerstner works with EEB core faculty to explore new ways to shape conservation beyond the cute and fuzzy.
May 17, 2022
May 17, 2022 - The American Society of Plant Biologists honors Assistant Professor Emily Josephs for her work in the evolutionary genetics of wild and domesticated plants.
May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022 - Evans will be one of 22 sustainability scientists enabled to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and become agents of change within and beyond their universities.
May 16, 2022
May 16, 2022 - The work of fisheries and wildlife's Jianguo "Jack" Liu and a graduate student examines the complexities of global food trade and the impacts on biodiversity hotspots.
May 11, 2022
May 11, 2022 - Research by Catherine Lindell and Olivia Smith aims to alleviate confusion about how to take advantage of benefits some birds provide and discourage damage from pest birds.
May 1, 2022
May 1, 2022 - EEB faculty Jeffrey Conner and Chris Waters celebrated as William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty and Marjorie Weber honored with the Teacher-Scholar Award.
April 28, 2022
April 28, 2022 - Jack Liu joins others in Nature noting the Russia-Ukraine war will affect biodiversity and the environment far beyond the war zones, and calls for accountability.
April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022 - The second year of seed grants - totaling nearly $95,000 - will support a range of costs associated with launching competitive proposals for significant external resources.
April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022 - Aerial surveys are an efficient survey platform; however, they can yield unreliable data. Elise Zipkin and Kayla Davis outline a three-pronged approach to tackle the problem.
April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022 - An MSU team, including Phoebe Zarnetske, wins a $399,865 Campus Cyberinfrastructure Planning Grant to open doors to advanced computational capacity.
April 19, 2022
April 19, 2022 - The Ecology Society of America honors Jianguo "Jack" Liu with the Eminent Ecologist Award for building interdisciplinary bridges in sustainability science.
April 12, 2022
April 12, 2022 - EEB's competitive fellowships provide financial support, allowing students to focus on their research. This year's awardees are an outstanding group from three colleges.
April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022 - A team of EEB scientists show how dead bacteria in soil can introduce antibiotic resistance to live bacteria, which has big potential implications for farms.
April 11, 2022
April 11, 2022 - EEB Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow Olivia Smith supplements publications by writing, podcasting and photographing her way into four news items.
April 8, 2022
April 9, 2022 - Jean Tsao weighs in on NBC TODAY as ticks expand their reach, even more of the country will have to think about how to stay safe from tick-borne diseases.
April 8, 2022
April 8, 2022 - In an NPR podcast, EEB professor Kim Scribner and his lab discuss how recent efforts to map the lake trout genome might help the dwindling Lake Michigan population.
March 30, 2022
March 30, 2022 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu and Veronica Frans are two of the authors of an Ambio paper exploring the complex interactions that affect the Arctic's environment and people.
March 29, 2022
March 29, 2022 - The second cohort of MSU's Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows in EEB brings scholars who will encompass five disciplines for "collaboration, innovation and inclusivity."
March 6, 2022
Mar. 6, 2022 - Andrew Thomson, Ingo Braasch, and their team publish the complete genome of the Rio pearlfish, which may further understanding of human health.
March 3, 2022
Mar. 3, 2022 - EEB members, including Kyla Dahlin and Phoebe Zarnetske, are working on some of the major challenges related to a changing climate and its impact on society.
February 18, 2022
Feb. 18, 2022 - A photography exhibit at the MSU Union Art Gallery displays the work of EEB digital media specialist Daniel Trego, which reveals the art in an archaeology dig in Greece.
February 15, 2022
Feb. 15, 2022 - Jessica Miesel and her team have received a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to study how wildfires affect soil health.
February 10, 2022
Feb. 10, 2022 - Kendra Spence Cheruvelil, professor in Lyman Briggs College and the Department of Fisheries and Wildlife. has been approved as the interim dean of Lyman Briggs College.
February 10, 2022
Feb. 10, 2022 - In a new paper, Michigan State University evolutionary biologist Janette Boughman shows that the process of choosing a mate could be very important to the survival of the species.
February 3, 2022
Feb. 3, 2022 - EEB core faculty member Charles Ofria joins nine Spartans inducted - the largest number of American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows in 10 years.
January 20, 2022
Jan. 20, 2022 - Work determines how best to act as matchmakers between birds and farmers to create long-term, mutually beneficial relationships to increase sustainability.
January 19, 2022
Jan. 19, 2022 - Xabier Cabodevilla and his team found that 55 percent of common bird species in northern Spain decreased in their occurrence rates as a result of irrigation.
January 17, 2022
Jan. 17, 2022 - Michigan State University and the Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians are fighting climate change while preserving Anishinaabeg cultural practices.
January 12, 2022
Jan. 12, 2022 - A paper by postdoc Olivia Smith and colleagues at UC Davis shows farmers' concerns over foodborne risk from birds may not be as severe as once thought.
January 10, 2022
Jan. 10, 2022 - The DEI committee, along with Kellogg Biological Station members wins a Creating Inclusive Excellence Grant to envision a ramping up the successful graduate preview weekend.
January 6, 2022
Jan. 6, 2022 - CSIS PhD student Veronica Frans discusses broader uses for her new ways to model habitat for creatures returning to a home it will share with people.
December 22, 2021
Dec. 22, 2021 -Work by Kim Scribner of fisheries and wildlife and integrative biology was honored with others for best genetics paper published in an American Fisheries Society journal.
December 6, 2021
Dec, 6, 2021 - EEB IBIO/KBS researchers have added an important piece to nature’s ecological and evolutionary puzzle with an assist from Trinidadian guppies.
December 2, 2021
Dec. 2, 2021 - Nate Emery and collaborators are exploring how to best empower instructors to incorporate data science into biology and environmental science courses.
December 1, 2021
Dec. 1, 2021 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu and colleagues point out in BMJ Global Health that producing red meat for export has environmental costs and harms consumers’ health.
November 29, 2021
Nov. 29, 2021 - The Web of Science Group recognized MSU's Rufus Isaacs and Jianguo “Jack” Liu as two of the world's most influential researchers in the '2021 Highly Cited' list.
November 24, 2021
Nov. 24, 2021 - MSU researcher Eric Benbow has been named CANR Global Scholar and will join the program designed to enhance global engagement of early-career scholars.
November 22, 2021
Nov. 22, 2021 - Kyla Dahlin will lead research that takes a new approach to unravel the challenge of measuring carbon uptake at large scales with a prestigious CAREER award from NSF.
November 17, 2021
Nov. 17, 2021 - Sarah Fitzpatrick was part of a team that found that maintaining genetic variation is critical to allowing wild populations to adapt to future environmental changes.
November 9, 2021
Nov. 9, 2021 - PhD student Veronica Frans' work to identify and map viable habitat for New Zealand sea lions, which are conservation success story, is featured in the New York Times.
October 27, 2021
Oct. 27, 2021 - As a Fulbright Senior Scholar, EEB Director Elise Zipkin will build statistical modeling capacity to assess and predict the effects of climate change on species in Israel.
October 25, 2021
Oct. 25, 2021 - Nate Emery and Ash Zemenick were the winners of the inaugural Plant Biology Outstanding Postdoctoral Award, and both are mentored by EEB core faculty.
October 21, 2021
Oct. 21, 2021 - $1.54 million National Science Foundation grant will support exploring consequences of climate change, natural resource development, shipping, and tourism in the Arctic.
October 17, 2021
Oct. 15, 2021 - Nick Haddad walks Radiolab though two decades tricking beavers, dodging bombs, and rethinking the fundamental nature of life and death to save a butterfly from extinction.
October 13, 2021
Oct. 13, 2021 - MSU Extension discusses the science of birds on the farm and potential food safety information with EEB members Catherine Lindell and Olivia Smith.
October 6, 2021
Oct. 6, 2021 - EEB grad students Katrina Culbertson and Beth Gerstner will embark on a year-long experience of training and creating in the field of science communication.
October 5, 2021
Oct. 5, 2021 - EEB members Jianguo “Jack” Liu and Sue Nichols will collaborate on a new NSF-funded national initiative to understand climate change and disaster risks and impacts.
October 4, 2021
Oct. 3, 2021 - Newsweek Magazine is one of several news outlets that picked up research conducted by EEB alumni Thomas Connor and core faculty Jack Liu. "Panda sex" was the media's idea.
September 29, 2021
Sept. 29, 2021 - A $1.9 million NIH grant will support a plant biology approach to answer how it is that within the same species, individual responses to stimuli can dramatically differ.
September 29, 2021
Sept. 29, 2021 - An interdisciplinary research project's published findings about harmful algal blooms could lead to ways to predict the blooms to mitigate their impacts.
September 26, 2021
Sept. 24, 2021 - Elena Litchman and Christopher Klausmeier land a $936,000 NSF grant to investigate one of the most complex and abundant communities on Earth - microbiomes.
September 26, 2021
Sept. 24, 2021 - Mariah Meek and postdoc Nadya Mamoozadeh will work to develop a user-friendly fish identification tools funded by an NSF Convergence Accelerator Grant.
September 22, 2021
Sept. 22, 2021 - The Russell E. Train Fellowship for Aspiring University Faculty from the World Wildlife Fund will support Sam Ayebare's research in an important ecoregion in central Africa.
September 21, 2021
Sept. 21, 2021 - PhD student Veronica Frans is awarded an MSU Cloud Computing Fellowship to receive training and support in developing research projects using cloud-based computing.
September 17, 2021
Sept. 17, 2021 - EEB's Frank Telewski is retiring from MSU and as the W.J. Beal Botanical Garden director after 29 years. Alan Prather in plant biology has been named interim director.
September 15, 2021
Sept. 15, 2021 - Jack Liu is honored with the World Sustainability Award for groundbreaking work integrating both humans and nature, as well as translating the work into policy and practice.
September 8, 2021
Sept. 8, 2021 - Jen Owen's work - and donations - has turned a 400-acre vegetable farm into a site for ecological restoration research and an outreach hub and gathering place for nature lovers.
August 30, 2021
Aug. 30, 2021 - Published in Nature Genetics, Andrew Thompson and Ingo Braasch led a project that included more than two dozen researchers to assemble the bowfin genome.
August 25, 2021
Aug. 25, 2021 - PhD student Seth Smith and his team work to create a reference genome for lake trout to support state and federal agencies with reintroduction and conservation efforts.
August 19, 2021
Aug. 19, 2021 - With a grant from the Midwest Climate Adaptation Science Center, Elise Zipkin and colleagues will use 30 years of butterfly surveys to shed new light on the “Insect Apocalypse.”
August 18, 2021
Aug. 18, 2021 - An international team led by EEB postdoc Rachel Toczydlowski audited the largest global repository of genetic data to examine the associate metadata - and usability - of the data.
August 13, 2021
Aug. 13, 2021 - EEB former director Richard Lenski lends wisdom from the Long-Term Evolution Experiment in an article on the likely path of Covid-19 in The New Yorker.
August 9, 2021
Aug. 9, 2021 - In Evolution Letters, Emily Josephs examines if a plant’s environmental response to stress is adaptive or just a sign that the stress is altering their ability to function.
August 6, 2021
Aug. 6, 2021 - Integrative biology PhD candidate Lauren Koenig steps into another realm to write about earthquake risk gauged by sensors in the archipelago of Svalbard.
August 6, 2021
Aug. 6, 2021 - Sarah Saunders and Elise Zipkin created a model to understand threats to endangered species, earning the ESA Ecological Forecasting Outstanding Publication Award.
August 5, 2021
Aug. 5, 2021 - Shin-Han Shiu leads a team aiming to give plants their best chance to withstand threats such as drought and disease using AI with a new $1.4 million grant from the NSF.
August 3, 2021
Aug. 3, 2021 - Entomology’s Henry Chung plans an innovative approach to use basic research to fuel new science outreach - including for students in STEM - at the MSU Bug House.
July 29, 2021
July 29, 2021 - Postdocs Jennifer Jones and Olivia Smith will each receive $165,000 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to support their research projects.
July 19, 2021
July 19, 2021 - Erin Zylstra and EEB Director Elise Zipkin lead a team evaluating the causes behind monarch butterfly declines, published in Nature Ecology and Evolution.
July 14, 2021
July 15, 2021 - In an article featured on the cover of Science, Kay Holekamp demonstrates how spotted hyenas' social networks inherited from their mothers are key to their success in life.
June 30, 2021
June 30, 2021 - Not only does MSU have 20,000 trees on campus, it’s also becoming a more friendly place for bees, butterflies, and other native pollinators thanks to a new grant.
June 29, 2021
June 29, 2021 - Stephen Hamilton is part of a team examining zebra mussels' relationship with toxic blue-green algae that forms harmful blooms in lakes, published in Ecosphere.
June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 - Two EEB doctoral students in Kay Holekamp's laboratory are awarded zoological scholarships from Michigan State University's College of Natural Science.
June 28, 2021
June 28, 2021 - Published in Nature Communications, a team of current and former EEB members finds that the parasite Toxoplasmais associated with bold behavior in hyena cubs.
June 19, 2021
June 19, 2021 - Integrative biology PhD candidate Isabella Borges receives award from the Botanical Society of America to promote graduate student research in the botanical sciences.
June 18, 2021
June 18, 2021 - The popular YouTube science blog Veritasium covers EEB member and former director Rich Lenski's three decades of research on evolution in a test tube.
June 14, 2021
June 14, 2021 - Digital media specialist Daniel Trego is featured for exploring the visual means of the preservation of natural habitats while studying through Photographers Without Borders.
June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021 - EEB member Jianguo "Jack" Liu is the recipient of the first major international prize for outstanding scientific work that promotes sustainable development globally.
June 3, 2021
June 3, 2021 - The Tick App, created by Jean Tsao with scientists at Columbia University and the University of Wisconsin, makes reporting a tick easy and provides tips about tick prevention.
June 1, 2021
June 1, 2021 - Lars Brudvig held a Twitter "Ask Me Anything" session on May 25 to sow interest in MSU's Beal seed project and answer questions related to restoration, ecology, and plant biology.
May 24, 2021
May 24, 2021 - EEB member Jianguo "Jack" Liu is part of a team seeking to understand sand use and extraction and ways to achieve economic and environmental justice.
May 20, 2021
May 20, 2021 - Rufus Isaacs and colleagues caught an unexpected glimpse of how variable weather can impact bees, reported in Agriculture, Ecosystems and Environment.
May 10, 2021
May 10, 2021 - EEB faculty member Jen Owen has been awarded the Howard and Lili Camden Endowed Teacher/Scholar Award for her teaching innovation, many students and mentorship.
May 7, 2021
May 7, 2021 - The American Academy of Forensic Sciences awarded Eric Benbow with the pathology/biology section’s “Achievement in the Forensic Life Sciences Award."
May 5, 2021
May 5, 2021 - The PhD students, including two awarded the Don Hall Fellowship, are receiving funds that will enable them to spend the summer focused on their research.
May 3, 2021
May 3, 2021 - EEB graduate student is one of ten honored by the society with an award that supports research advancing conceptual unification of ecology, evolution, or behavior.
April 30, 2021
Apr 29, 2021 - EEB faculty member Jiquan Chen will represent the United States as a Fulbright scholar, promoting collaborations between MSU and European and Australian universities.
April 26, 2021
Apr 26, 2021 - EEB's new seed grant initiative will grow the ability for core faculty to put together competitive, collaborative proposals to external funding agencies.
April 23, 2021
Apr 23, 2021 - Four EEB faculty are featured in the story of MSU's venerable Beal seed viability project which every 20 years digs up bottles to understand mechanisms of plant survival.
April 22, 2021
Apr 22, 2021 - Sophie Picq is awarded the 2021 MSU Postdoctoral Excellence in Teaching and/or Mentoring Award (PETMA) for her support of undergraduate and graduate students.
April 20, 2021
Apr 20, 2021 - A team led by Lars Brudvig shows that restoration efforts can brighten an ecosystem’s future, but cannot erase its past in an article published in PNAS.
April 12, 2021
Apr 12, 2021 - EEB graduate student Jenna Walters shares her passion for entomology and insect photography, and her research on the impacts of extreme heat on blueberry pollination.
April 9, 2021
Apr 9, 2021 - MSU postdocs lead an analysis looking at the consistency of long term data using the Kellogg Biological Station's 30-year LTER site in a new paper published in Ecology Letters.
April 9, 2021
Apr 9, 2021 - In a new paper in Science, Ingo Braasch's expertise in fish biology and genetics helps researchers rewrite evolutionary history and shape future health studies.
April 6, 2021
Apr 6, 2021 - Three women bring impressive resumes and exciting ideas as the inaugural group of MSU Presidential Postdoctoral Fellows in Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior.
April 5, 2021
Apr 5, 2021 - In an article published in PNAS, a team co-led by Phoebe Zarnetske examines the possibility and consequences of geoengineering a cooler Earth.
April 2, 2021
Apr 2, 2021 - Toby SantaMaria is a winner of the National Organization of Gay and Lesbian Scientists and Technical Professionals (NOGLSTP) Ben Barres Fellowship.
March 31, 2021
March 31, 2021 - Uncovering the genetics behind a cholera pandemic is being funded with a $2.8 million NIH grant to microbiology and molecular genetics professor Chris Waters.
March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021 - Elena Litchman is the recipient of the 2021 G. Evelyn Hutchinson Award from the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO).
March 10, 2021
March 10, 2021 - A core faculty member receives the William J. Beal Outstanding Faculty Award and two graduate students recognized for teaching in this year's All-University Awards.
February 19, 2021
Feb 19, 2021 - Rufus Isaacs leads a team in a new $325,000 USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant aimed to evaluate new blueberry pest management strategies.
February 12, 2021
Feb 12, 2021 - Experimental evolutionary biologist Richard Lenski has been awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Society for the Study of Evolution.
February 11, 2021
Feb 11, 2021 - Eric Benbow lands a $2.5 million NSF grant to study Mycobacterium ulcerans, a pathogen that causes infectious disease and flourishes in tropical regions.
February 11, 2021
Feb 11, 2021 - Jean Tsao, Isis Arsnoe, and Genevieve Pang lead a study published in PLOS Biology exploring why tick-carrying lizards in the southern U.S. are less likely to carry Lyme Disease.
February 8, 2021
Feb 8, 2021 - EEB graduate student Veronica Frans from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources writes for BioLogos about her journey of both the globe and of faith.
February 3, 2021
Feb 3, 2021 - Two EEB core faculty members are among scientists shaking up the closely held geology belief that local things are related more than things far away.
February 3, 2021
Feb 3, 2021 - In a new paper published in Nature, a team including MSU's David Lowry examined the use of switchgrass plants in fighting climate change to improve crop growth.
February 1, 2021
Feb 1, 2021 - Katherine Skocelas, an EEB PhD student in the MSU College of Engineering, has been awarded a three-year National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship.
February 1, 2021
Feb 1, 2021 - MSU's Sarah Evans is among 21 people named to the North American Cohort of the Earth Leadership Program, which trains outstanding researchers for environmental leadership.
January 29, 2021
Jan 29, 2021 - Graduate student Laura Twardochleb and Phoebe Zarnetske led the largest census of freshwater insects ever undertaken in the United States, the first of its kind.
January 28, 2021
Jan 28, 2021 - One third of the core faculty in Michigan State University Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Program are ranked among the most influential scientists in the world.
January 25, 2021
Jan 25, 2021 - Kim Scribner has received a $780,000 grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources for research to restore declining lake sturgeon populations in Michigan.
January 15, 2021
Jan 15, 2021 - The MSU Alumni magazine highlights Rich Lenski’s Long-Term Evolution Experiment (LTEE), which has produced over 73,000 generations of E. coli bacteria since 1988.
December 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020 - In an essay commissioned by the UK's Royal Society, Jianguo "Jack" Liu discusses the new ways science can understand the tangle of human want, consumption, and conservation.
November 24, 2020
Nov 24, 2020 - Doug Landis named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his role uncovering the effect of landscape structure in regulating insect biodiversity.
November 3, 2020
Nov 3, 2020 - In a new paper published in PNAS, Nicolas Fernandez, Chris Waters and colleagues connect remarkable bacterial research across decades, from Minnesota to Michigan.
November 2, 2020
Nov 2, 2020 - Ingo Braasch was awarded a $1.6 million grant from the NSF to establish the spotted gar fish as a model organism to spur research in evolution, development and human biology.
October 22, 2020
Oct 22, 2020 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu is part of an international team of scientists analyzing multiple, interlinked and ambitious goals for nature in a United Nations effort published in Science.
October 16, 2020
Oct 16, 2020 - Jiquan Chen has joined several scholars in publishing the first in a planned series of volumes enabling the broader international community to explore the ecosystems of China.
October 5, 2020
Oct 5, 2020 - Postdoctoral researcher Nate Emery and colleagues examined the effectiveness of teaching professional development programs in a new study published in Science Advances.
October 1, 2020
Oct 1, 2020 - Marjorie Weber leads a $1 million NSF grant to study how inclusion of diverse role models in science instruction affects student attitudes about STEM courses and careers.
September 28, 2020
Mind the gap: A framework for addressing decision-implementation disparities in conservation management
Sep 28, 2020 - Graduate student Alex Wright takes a look at what falls through the gap between scientifically informed conservation decisions and their outcomes – and how to move forward.
September 25, 2020
Sep 25, 2020 - Will Wetzel is researching how extreme weather events, such as heatwaves, and temperature variability patterns, impact natural and agricultural ecosystems in Michigan.
September 25, 2020
Sep 25, 2020 - MSU professor Gary Roloff received the inaugural 'You Belong Here Champion Award' for seeing diversity, equity and inclusion as critical to developing effective STEM leaders.
September 23, 2020
Sep 23, 2020 - Carolyn Malmstrom is part of a research team awarded a $1 million Department of Energy (DOE) grant to study "sticky roots" and the fate of soil carbon in natural ecosystems.
September 14, 2020
Sep 14, 2020 - Alan Prather and colleagues from 25 institutions received a $3.6 million NSF grant to image and digitize lichen and bryophyte specimens housed in their respective collections.
August 31, 2020
Aug 31, 2020 - Sarah Fitzpatrick will investigate the genetic factors that facilitate or limit adaptation with an NSF grant through the new Bridging Ecology and Evolution program.
August 20, 2020
Aug 20, 2020 - Kendra Spence Cheruvelil co-leads a collaborative, $1.4 million NSF grant between MSU and UM to study inclusive environments in STEM faculty and within academia.
August 6, 2020
Aug 6, 2020 - Graduate student Laura Twardochleb leads a team to determine how cold-blooded animals - whose body temperature depends on weather - will handle climate change.
July 29, 2020
Jul 29, 2020 - Sarah Evans received a $1.4 million grant from the NSF to study the effect that droughts have on soil and the carbon cycling process — a critical determinant of future climate change.
July 8, 2020
Jul 8, 2020 - Gideon Bradburd received a $1.84 million Early Stage Investigator Award from the NIH to study the spatial population genetics related to human adaption to the environment.
July 6, 2020
Jul 6, 2020 - Jessica Miesel received a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to explore the ability of forests to be resilient and recover from forest fires.
June 26, 2020
Jun 26, 2020 - Marjorie Weber and Ash Zemenick explore a potential demographic mismatch in scientists featured in biology textbooks and the students who use them.
June 12, 2020
Jun 12, 2020 - With a $1.5 million NSF grant, Phoebe Zarnetske will lead a team to investigate biodiversity and geodiversity using continental-scale data collected via NEON.
June 7, 2020
Jun 7, 2020 - Elise Zipkin received an NSF grant to unite diverse data sources into a novel and flexible statistical modeling framework to assess the status, trends and dynamics of biodiversity.
June 2, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Postdoc Whitley Lehto was awarded an Ecological, Evolutionary, and Conservation Genomics Research Award to study epigenetics and plasticity in the Iceland stickleback.
June 1, 2020
Jun 1, 2020 - Fredric Janzen has been named director of the Michigan State University Kellogg Biological Station (KBS), effective June 1, 2020 and joins the faculty of the EEB program.
May 29, 2020
May 29, 2020 - Mariah Meek received the 2020 Early Career Conservationist Award from the Society for Conservation Biology for her outstanding contributions to conservation using genomic data.
May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 - Sarah Cusser and Nick Haddad demonstrate significant benefits to the environment and crop yields for farmers practicing no-till versus tilled agriculture consistently over many years.
April 13, 2020
Apr 13, 2020 - In Nature Ecology and Evolution, a team of 13 current and former MSU postdoctoral researchers outline strategic reforms to support the world’s growing postdoctoral workforce.
April 7, 2020
Apr 7, 2020 - Graduate student Patric Vaelli led a team to discover an invisible, and highly influential, neurotoxin-producing bacteria that lives on the rough-skinned newt's skin.
April 6, 2020
Apr 6, 2020 - Graduate student Anna Funk and colleagues investigated fields of data going back 20 years to find out why some replanted prairies are healthier than others.
March 23, 2020
Mar 23, 2020 - Ashley Shade's lab puts microbes under extreme heat to understand disaster response strategies that facilitate the rescue and recovery of these ecologically crucial communities.
February 13, 2020
Feb 13, 2020 - In a Science cover article, Elise Zipkin and colleagues document the collapse of a tropical snake community after an invasive fungal pathogen wiped out most of the area’s frogs.
February 1, 2020
Feb 1, 2020 - The Corey Marsh Ecological Research Center, an ideal spot for natural resources and ecological restoration research, will be led by Jen Owen and host long-term research projects.
January 29, 2020
Jan 29, 2020 - Satellite remote sensing technology is giving a research team led by Phoebe Zarnetske a powerful lens to view landscapes that set the stage for earth’s biodiversity.
January 8, 2020
Jan 8, 2020 - Using seedling data, Shinhan Shiu has shown that farmers and scientists can improve adult crop trait predictions with accuracy that rivals current approaches using genetic data.
January 6, 2020
Jan 6, 2020 - In a new paper in Current Biology, Sarah Fitzpatrick and colleagues examine genetic rescue by tagging close to 10,000 Trinidadian guppies to study evolution in the wild.
January 2, 2020
Jan 2, 2020 - Jianguo "Jack" Liu and colleagues developed systematic methods to perform a first assessment of a country’s progress in achieving sustainable development goals.
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