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July 20, 2017
EEOB alumna, Krin Jokela, was named the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences July 2017 Young Alum of the Month. See her profile
July 12, 2017
John Nason has been named the chair of the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) at Iowa State University. Nason, a professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, has been at Iowa State since 2000. He succeeds Jonathan Wendel, Distinguished Professor and...
June 16, 2017
Honey bee hives in Iowa start losing weight around the same time every August. The weight reduction coincides with the point in time that most crops and clover in Iowa stop flowering, cutting off forage sources bees need to produce honey. That’s a problem because, as the hives get lighter and the...
May 18, 2017
Postdoctoral research associate, Ashley Keiser received the F. Herbert Bormann Prize, and award the honors a Yale Forestry and Environmental Studies doctoral student whose work best exemplifies the legacy of the late Yale professor. Keiser's research examined natural processes occurring...
May 16, 2017
A study from Iowa State University researchers casts new light on how biologists understand the likelihood of coextinction among plants and animals that depend on one another for survival. The study, published recently in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B,...
May 04, 2017
Post-doctoral candidate, Ashley Keiser, as been selected as a 2017 NatureNet Science Fellow. As a fellow for the University of Minnesota, she will work in the U.S. Corn Belt to produce novel metrics for soil management that are needed to reduce nitrogen losses to waterways and the atmosphere. Her...
April 28, 2017
EEOB graduate students, David Delaney, Erica Baken and Monica Cox were initiated into Sigma Xi on the evening of April 27, 2107. Sigma Xi is an international honor society for research scientists and engineers. More than 200 members have received the Nobel Prize.
April 25, 2017
Scientific terms and concepts are part of a scientist’s everyday life, but to non-science folk, they can sound like a foreign language. To learn how to better communicate to a broader audience, three graduate students from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences participated in a Science...
April 12, 2017
EEOB graduate student, Phillip Klahs, has designed the winning T-shirt for American Society of Plant Taxonomists. The T-shirt will be available for purchases at the Botany 2017 conference in Fort Worth, Texas. All sales support the efforts of ASPT. Klahs, a second year PhD student in Dr....
April 11, 2017
Dr. William Crumpton was recently honored by Iowa State University with the title of University Professor.  This award recognizes faculty members whose professional work has focused upon effecting positive, significant, institutional change at Iowa State University. Recipients have...
March 09, 2017
AMES, Iowa – An Iowa State University scientist outlined in recently published research how an invasive species of snake is affecting the regeneration of trees on the island of Guam over a span of decades. Haldre Rogers, an assistant professor in the ISU Department of Ecology, Evolution and...
March 03, 2017
This week the ISU-based Iowa Monarch Conservation Consortium released its official strategy for supporting recovery of the monarch butterfly population in Iowa and across North America. Among the conservation measures outlined are the use of resources in farm bill programs to establish monarch...
March 01, 2017
Do bees get the flu? New Iowa State University research shows honey bee viruses are found in wild bees, though it is unclear how much this contributes to declines in wild bee populations. Adam Dolezal, a postdoctoral research associate, and Amy Toth, an associate professor, both in the...
February 20, 2017
Dr. Eric Gangloff is among the most recent recipients of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Research Fellowship. The fellowship, provided by the European Commission, supports the most promising individual researchers from around the world. Beginning summer of 2017, Eric will work with the National...
January 19, 2017
ISU President Emeritus Gregory Geoffroy recently toured the residence hall named for him, which is located at 2152 Lincoln Way, next to ISU's Buchanan Hall. When full, Geoffroy Hall will be home to more than 780 students and 14 houses. One of those houses now honors Dr. Lois Tiffany....
January 04, 2017
Research in Iowa State’s Department of Ecology, Evolution and Organismal Biology (EEOB) has been garnering a lot of attention — and support — from the National Science Foundation (NSF) this past year. In 2016, eight faculty received grants from the NSF to support their exciting research in...
December 08, 2016
Dr. Kirk Moloney recently presented a keynote talk at the First IUFRO Landscape Ecology Latin-American Congress/Second IALE Latin-American Congress in Temuco, Chile.  His talk was entitled ‘Landscape Ecology and the management of exotic species.’  
November 28, 2016
Dr. Brian Wilsey recently presented a keynote talk at the Society of Ecological Restoration Europe 2016 Conference in Freising, Germany.  His talk was entitled ‘Ecology of novel and native grassland ecosystems: Implications for restoration.’
November 18, 2016
EEOB graduate student, Daniela Flores, received the Outstanding Presentation Award for the Biological Sciences during the Graduate Minority Assistantship Program (GMAP) annual symposium. GMAP supplements financial stipends of underrepresented graduate students at ISU. The symposium...
October 27, 2016
On the occasion of the Science Bound's 25th Anniversary Gala, Dr. Barbara Pleasants was honored for inspiring, mentoring, and directing ethnically and racially diverse Iowa youth towards discovery and success in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. Science Bound is Iowa...
October 17, 2016
Professor Emeritus, Dr. William Clark, was honored as a Wildlife Society Fellow during the 2016 Annual Conference held in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wildlife Society fellows are honored for their contributions to TWS and the wildlife profession. The TWS Fellows Award is given out each...
October 04, 2016
Dr. Jonathan Wendel recently discussed the cycles of polyploidy in plants at the Royal Botanical Garden in Madrid. Watch the lecture
September 19, 2016
An Iowa State University scientist is attempting to peal back centuries of adaptations in corn to gain a better understanding of how the plant adjusted to the diverse environments and elevations of the Americas. Matthew Hufford, an assistant professor of ecology, evolution and organismal biology...
September 12, 2016
Reiman Gardens hosted a Monarch butterfly tagging event Sept. 11, 2016. See a video from Iowa State Daily.
August 29, 2016
 In honor of the Program for Women in Science and Engineering's 30th Anniversary, WISE continued their recognition of thirty Iowa State University Faculty and staff whose service has enhanced our ability to serve K-12 students across Iowa and undergraduate women at Iowa State University. In...

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