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September 12, 2017
Digitaria clarkiae, a newly identified species of grass from the states of Guerrero, Morelos, and Puebla in Mexico, has been named for Dr. Lynn Clark of the department of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology.
August 17, 2017
The Fall 2017 issue of Biospheres chronicles the many changes the department has seen in the past year. From new students to retiring greenhouse managers, Bessey Hall additions to a new department chair. Take a look inside the pages of our latest edition of Biospheres, a publication for alumni,...
August 09, 2017
Emeritus professer, Carol Vleck, received the Loye and Alden Miller Award from the American Ornithology Society for her lifetime achievement in ornithological research. Vleck is a physiological ecologist and has studied how birds live around the world, from Arizona to Antarctica. In 2004,...
August 03, 2017
August 02, 2017
EEOB Ph.D. candidate, Erica Baken, recently received the Society of Systematic Biologist's Graduate Student Research Award. The award assists students in the intial years of their systematics projects and in the collection of preliminary data. Baken's research  focuses on the patterns of...
July 20, 2017
EEOB alumna, Karin 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...

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