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March 08, 2016
Emeritus faculty member, Dr. Bill Clark, delivered a presentation on the increasing bobcat populations in Iowa at the Louisa National Wildlife Center on February 27, 2016.   In the late 1970's, the bobcat was placed on the Threatened and Endangered Species List for the state of Iowa. By...
February 23, 2016
Dr. Lynn Clark was selected to receive the Peter Raven Award for 2016 from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists. The Peter Raven Award is given by the American Society of Plant Taxonomists to a plant systematist who has made exceptional efforts at outreach to non-scientists....
February 09, 2016
EEOB alumnus, Dr. John Doudna, was recently published in The American Biology Teacher. His article explores his experience participating as a Knaphus Fellow and his teaching approach toward overcoming student misconceptions. Read the abstract
February 04, 2016
An 18-month project to build a four-story addition to the east side of Bessey Hall will get underway later this month. All east entries to the building will close on Monday, Feb. 22 -- also the date crews will begin installing construction site fencing. Site clearing work will begin the week of...
February 04, 2016
The research of Dr. Jonathan Wendel was recently featured by Crop Science Societ of America and the American Society of Agronomy.  Wendel is a leading researcher in the field of cotton genomics, examining the genetic evolution of the crop plant. Read a copy of the full article
January 20, 2016
Ph.D. candidate, Rebecca Polich, was recently named the recipient of the George Knaphus Fellowship for 2016. The George Knaphus College Teaching Fellowship provides an opportunity for graduate students to teach Introductory Biology (BIOL 101) for non-majors. For about two hours a day, every...
January 15, 2016
Wetlands targeted to intercept water from heavily tiled cropland in Iowa have been called “heavy lifters” in the effort to carry Iowa’s nutrient reduction strategy. These wetlands can both improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife. The Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
December 21, 2015
Post-doctoral Research Associate, Dr. Christopher Filstrup, was recently appointed as the Deputy Editor of the Limnology & Oceanography Bulletin, the primary publication of the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography. Read the full story
December 08, 2015
Ph.D. candidate, Lakshmi Attigala was honored with the Iowa State University Graduate College Research Excellence Award. This award is offered each semester to recognize outstanding research as seen in a student's thesis or dissertation. Attigala also received the Graduate College Teaching...
December 07, 2015
The Department of Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology (EEOB) seeks a limnologist specializing in the biogeochemistry, eutrophication, food webs, and/or restoration of lakes. The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the growth of aquatic sciences at ISU, establishing a major,...
December 07, 2015
Wetlands targeted to intercept water from heavily tiled cropland in Iowa have been called “heavy lifters” in the effort to carry Iowa’s nutrient reduction strategy. These wetlands can both improve water quality and provide habitat for wildlife. The Iowa Conservation Reserve Enhancement...
November 17, 2015
EEOB Department Chair, Dr. Jonathan Wendel, was presented with the honor of Distinguished Scholar by the Crop Science Society of America.  
November 12, 2015
A recent paper authored by EEOB's Jennifer Jandt, Amy Geffre, and Amy Toth, along with Jessica Thomson of Kansas State, was highlighted as Editor's Choice in Behavioral Ecology. The paper, entitled "Lab rearing environmental perturbs social traits: a case study with Poliste wasps"...
November 11, 2015
Dr. Steven Hall will be offering a 1-credit LAS seminar Spring 2016.  When Life Meets Rocks: Soil Microbes and the Future of Sustainability will address climate change, water pollution, drought stress, environmental toxins, food security, biodiversity loss and their connection to microbial and...
November 02, 2015
EEOB Ph.D. graduate, Andres Fuentes-Ramirez, has received Fondecyt funding for research on the ecological impact of using forest fires in the China Muerta National Reserve.  The main goal of this research is to evaluate the impact of fire on the plant community (both native and exotic species) and...
October 20, 2015
In Summer 2015, Dr. John Nason (EEOB) and Dr. Mary Harris (NREM) co-led 12 Iowa State undergraduate students in a study abroad course (Biol 394, NREM 496) culminating in a two-week trip to Belize. Belize is located on the Caribbean coast of Central America and provides students with a diversity of...
September 23, 2015
New research from an Iowa State University ecologist shows that agricultural inputs such as nitrogen and phosphorous alter soil microbial communities, which may have unintended environmental consequences. Adding nitrogen and phosphorous, commonly used as fertilizers, to the soil beneath...
September 16, 2015
Dr. Diane Debinski and Dr. John Pleasants, in collaboration with other ISU researchers, received funding via the National Conservation Innovation Grant to develop and accelerate the adoption of innovative approaches to monarch butterfly conservation, with a focus on developing methods appropriate...
August 27, 2015
As the ESA celebrates it's 100th anniversary this year, they've produced a video to highlight the discipline and some of its practitioners.   One of those highlighted is Jeramie Strickland, an EEB/EEOB alum.   Moreover, the opening shot (and the closing seconds of the video)...
August 24, 2015
The Ada Hayden Herbarium was recently  awarded an NSF Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections project subaward for digitization of ~36,000 fungal specimens in the Herbarium.  This digitization project is a step in joining the Microfungi Collections Consortium, a “Thematic...
August 11, 2015
Dr. Davide Faggionato, post-doc with the Serb lab, was awarded a Leakey Foundation research grant in spring of 2015.  His project is entitled "Molecular and functional analysis of vision in three hominin species." See the recent spotlight on Faggionato published by the Leakey...
July 23, 2015
Ph.D. canidate, Casey Judge, was recently elected as Chair Elect of the Women in Wetlands section of the Society of Wetland Scientists. She will progress through three year cycle of positions, with a year as chair elect, then chair, and finally a year as past chair. The goal of...
July 13, 2015
EEOB graduate, Dr. Andy Kraemer, recently received an NSF postdoctoral fellowship to continue his work on Galapagos land snails and expand his research to Hawaiian Achatinelline snails.  The goal of his project to to determine if ecological or morphological diversity is lost during modern...
July 06, 2015
The New York Times turned to Dr. Fredric Janzen in its recent article on the effects of hotter temperatures on teh sex determination of bearded dragons. Read More
July 06, 2015
A recent article appearing in The Scientist, discusses sex-determination in bearded dragons. Valenzuela discusses the possibility of the species transitioning to thermal sex determination. Read More

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