Courtesy: Truman Young, Tim Caro, Brandon Cooper, Michelle Stitzer, and Marisano James.
- Howard Cornell was elected an Ecological Society of America Fellow in 2016 in recognition of outstanding contributions to ecology in the areas of herbivore/ natural enemy interactions, local regional relationships of species richness, and macroecology.
- A microbiome board game designed by David Coil in Jonathan Eisen's lab has been released.
- Long-term data from Art Shapiro's butterfly transect demonstrate a strong statistical association between regional neonicotinoid insecticide use and the broad regional butterfly declines observed in the Sacramento Valley beginning in the late 1990s.
- A study in Nature by several current and former CPB members explain why insect pests love monocultures, and how plant diversity could change that. The lead author of this study, former UC Davis graduate student Will Wetzel, is a new assistant professor at Michigan State University. Heather Kharouba has started her lab at the University of Ottawa, while Moria Robinson continues her graduate work at UC Davis.
- Jonathan Eisen has a new bacterial phylum named after him!
- Sharon Strauss has been award the ADVANCE Scholar Award for her outstanding research and mentorship.
- Outreach work of Johnathan Eisen on the topic of microbimes featured in Wired UK January.
- Four of the nine young scientists in the 2015-19 cohort of Early Career Fellows (ESA) carried out research at Kenya Long-term Exclosure Experiment (KLEE)
- Monique Borgerhoff Mulder has been invited to teach evolutionary anthropology and human behavioural ecology at a immersion workshop at SESYNC (NSF-funded center on Sustainablity Science).
- A new paper in Oecologia by Art Shapiro and colleagues (first author Anne Espeset, U. of Nevada-Reno) is based on an analysis of 40 years of California population trends in the Monarch Butterfly. The Monarch is perhaps the most iconic insect in the world for conservationists, and the Fish and Wildlife Service is currently reviewing a petition to list it as "Threatened." The California Monarchs show a long decline even sharper than the Eastern, but climate change does not appear to be the main driver of Western declines.
- Collaboration between Jonathan Eisen and Andres Ruzo on the "Boiling River of the Amazon" featured on BBC
- Graduate student Micah Freedman receives a Rosemary Grant award from the Society for the Study of Evolution for his work on monarch butterflies. His previous work on these butterflies is featured here.
- Tim Caro and colleagues looked at zebras through the eyes of their predators and found that the zebra stripes are NOT for camouflage. Details here.
- CPB faculty members Howard Cornell and Susan Harrison are on the 2015 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list (highlycited.com), which places them among the top 1% most cited scientists in their field.
- CPB Fellow Marjorie Weber has accepted a faculty position at Michigan State University starting August 2016
- Graham Coop, CPB faculty member, is selected as one of UC Davis Chancellor's Fellows
- CPB postdoctoral affiliate Dan Runcie has accepted a faculty position at the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
- Tim Caro, CPB faculty member, has a new book in press on why zebras are striped
- The Kids Into Discovering Science (KiDS) program, an outreach program coordinated by Kara Moore and GGE and PBGG graduate students, has received a grant from the Pitzer Family Foundation to expand this program for the 2016 season.
- Several CPB members establish the Zostera Experimental Network (ZENScience)
- Alan Hastings, professor of environmental science and policy and CPB member, is elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
- Sharon Strauss and Peter Wainwright, both professors in the Department of Evolution and Ecology as well as CPB members, are inducted into the class of 2015 elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
- Brian Johnson from the Department of Entomology and Nematology becomes the latest faculty member of CPB https://johnsonlabucdavis.wordpress.com/
- CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Marjorie Weber receives the American Society of Naturalists Young Investigator Award http://www.amnat.org/awards.html
- CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Kharouba has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa, Canada starting September 2016.
- Graham Coop receives the College of Biological Sciences Faculty Research Award http://biosci.ucdavis.edu/awards-and-recognition/faculty-awards/faculty-research-award.html
- CPB postdocs Marjorie Weber and Heather Kharouba form the Davis Women in Science group (WiSci)
- Carole Hom receives the College of Biological Sciences Principles of Community Award
- CPB members publish several papers on the loblolly pine genome. More news here: http://www.pinegenome.org/pinerefseq/loblolly_press.php and see this interview with several of the authors: http://www.biomedcentral.com/biome/langley-salzberg-neale-and-wegrzyn-on-sequencing-the-loblolly-pine-genome/
- Why do zebras have black and white stripes? Tim Caro's work suggests this is to avoid blood-sucking flies.
- Graham Coop's work traces human genetic ancestry over many generations
- Annie Schmitt is awarded the 2014 Molecular Ecology Prize. Her work has contributed to the 2013 National Research Council report on Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises
- Santiago Ramirez receives the Packard Foundation fellowship
- At the annual CPB graduate student symposium held on November 15th, 24 graduate students affiliated with CPB gave ten minute talks on their research. This symposium is an important venue for new students to introduce their research and for continuing students to update their peers on their progress
- CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Marjorie Weber receives the American Society of Naturalists Young Investigator Award
- New workshop - CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Kharouba will teach a workshop on the Meta-analysis of Ecological and Evolutionary Data during the last week of April 2015. This workshop will be aimed at graduate students and postdocs but anyone is welcome to attend. Stay tuned for exact dates and times.
- Gail Patricelli receives the UC Davis 2012-13 Chancellor's Fellowship
- Sharon Strauss receives the UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
- The annual CPB graduate student symposium (aka Proutfest) was reinstated in November 2013. This is traditionally a symposium given by graduate students for graduate students, sponsored by CPB and the Population Biology Graduate Group
- Eric Sanford receives the College of Biological Sciences Faculty Teaching Award
- "Big Read: Open Access Science": Community wide book club formed as a partnership between EVE/CPB and the Yolo County Library. This years book is Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics by Duke University Professor Misha Angrist.
- Michael Turelli is selected as the UC Davis Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer
- Gail Patricelli receives the UC Davis Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
- CPB Director Jay Stachowicz receives the UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
- Maureen Stanton named vice provost of Academic Affairs.
- Lifetime Achievement Awards: Thomas W. Schoener: American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists awards Dr. Schoener the Henry S. Fitch Award for Excellence in Herpetology.
- (NEW) Jay A. Rosenheim receives the 2010-2011 Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Education Award from the UC Davis Academic Senate.
- Thomas W. Schoener: The Newest Synthesis: Understanding the Interplay of Evolutionary and Ecological Dynamics
- Jonah Piovia-Scott: Effects of Experimental Seaweed Deposition on Lizard and Ant Predation in an Island Food Web
- CPB Fellow, Jonathan Pruitt: Spider Sex Play Speeds Up Successful Mating.
- Artyom Kopp receives UC Davis 2010-11 Chancellor's Fellowship (press release to follow).
- Peter Wainwright inducted to the Academy Fellows of the California Academy of Sciences.
- Professor Rick Grosberg wins 2010 UC Davis Prize for Undergraduate Teaching and Scholarly Achievement.
- Professor Art Shapiro: Butterflies Reeling from Impacts of Climate and Development.
- Biological Sciences Specialty Rankings: Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
UC Davis Ranks No. 3 in the Nation: U.S. News Best Graduate Schools
- Population Biology Graduate Group awarded 3 NSF GRFs! Way to go Pop Bio!
- Professor Charles Langley named UC Davis 2009 Faculty Research Lecturer.
- Assistant Professor Artyom Kopp selected as 2009 Guggenheim Fellow.
- Assistant Professor Graham Coop selected as 2009 Sloan Research Fellow.
- Professor Peter Wainwright awarded the College of Biological Sciences (CBS) 2009 Faculty Teaching Award.
- Associate Professor Gail Patricelli and graduate student Jessica Yorzinski: Birds Call to Warn Both Friends and Enemies.
- Grad Student Maureen Ryan: Invasive hybrid tiger salamander genotypes impact native amphibians (PNAS)
- Population Biology Graduate Group awarded 6 NSF GRFs! Way to go Pop Bio!
- CPB awarded NSF REACH IGERT (Responding to Rapid Environmental Change Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship)
- Peter Wainwright awarded 2008 Teaching Excellence in Biology Award
- Brad Shaffer awarded California Fish and Game grant in support of graduate student projects benefiting the California Wildlife Action Plan.
- Recent Graduate Matt Holland: "Study: Wildlife Need More complex Travel Plans" UC Davis News 10/20/08
- Professor Geerat Vermeij: "Pacific Shellfish Ready to Invade Atlantic." UC Davis News 08/04/08
- Population Biology Graduate Group awarded 3 NSF GRFs and 1 Dept. of Energy: Computational Science GRF. Way to go Pop Bio!