EEB Department news

“Interdisciplinary, Problem-Based Scholarship and Teaching in Action at UCI”, Jessica Pratt, Rossella Santagata Jan 2017

“Ayala Professor Amongst 2017 Most Cited Researchers”, Steven Allison, Jan 2018

“Dean’s Early Career Awardees”, Mahul Chakraborty, Yongfeng Zhou, Dec 2017

“Natural Selection may Favour younger mothers and higher BMI in men”, Jaleal Sanjak, Dec 2017

“U.S. science groups make last-minute push to influence final tax deal”, Alyssa Frederick, Dec 2017

“DACA recipients are counting down to their ‘expiration dates'”, Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Dec 2017

“UCAR names inaugural Next Generation Fellows”, Linh Anh Cat, Nov 2017

“Adriana Briscoe and Kathleen Treseder are named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science”, Adriana Briscoe, Kathleen Treseder, Nov 2017

“Uncovering the Mystery of the Domestication of Grapes”, Brandon Guat, Nov 2017

“I’m an undocumented scientist fighting for my Dream”, Evelyn Valdez-Ward, Science, Nov 2017

Guest Commentary: Deciding about climate change, Keri Wilson, Ramona Sentinel, Nov 2017

International Science Policy Council Appointment, Oct 2017

New Training Program for Environmental Management, Oct 2017

Soil could speed up global warming way more than we thought, Steve Allison, Newsweek, Oct 2017

Evelyn Valdez-Ward shares her story about DACA, Sept 2017

EEB members rally to support DACA students (check out last photo in slide show) Lake Forest Patch, Sept 2017

Tim Bradley is pushing the state for action on Salton Sea Desert Sun, Sept 2017

California needs to address housing crisis to meet long-term climate change goals Steven Allison, OC Register, Aug 2017

Super Soil: Healthiest Farm in California (Steven Allison) August 2017

From abalone to advocacy (Alyssa Frederick) July 2017

NSF awards Research Traineeship grant to EEB’s Steven Allison (Steven Allison) July 2017

Getting to the roots of Sahara mustard invasion in the American Southwest (Daniel Winkler) July 2017 

How Fungi Affect Climate Change (Kathleen Treseder) July 2017

New Study on Heliconius Butterflies -Adriana Briscoe May 2017

Professor Adriana Briscoe discovered that male and female Heliconius butterflies see the world differently from each other.

Evolutionary Genetics -John Avise May 2017

Professor John Avise published book “Conceptual breakthroughs in evolutionary genetics: a brief history of shifting paradigms,” which has had a great impact in the field of evolutionary science.

Life Amongst the Clouds -Caitlin Looby May 2017

Ph.D. candidate Caitlin Looby writes about the impact of climate change on the cloud forest of the Monteverde mountains in Costa Rica.

2017 Celebration of Teaching -Brandon Gaut and Bradley Hughes May 2017

Professor Brad Hughes and Brandon S. Gaut received “Celebration of Teaching” awards.

American Academy of Microbiology Fellow -Jennifer Martiny May 2017

Professor Jennifer B.H. Martiny was elected 2017 fellow by the American Academy of Microbiology.

2017 Blaise Pascal Medal for Life Sciences -Francisco J. Ayala May 2017

University Professor and Donald Bren Professor Francisco J. Ayala awarded the European Academy of Sciences’ Blaise Pascal Medal for Life Sciences.

New Master’s Program in Conservation and Restoration May 2017

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and the Center for Environmental Biology (CEB) announce the new Masters in Conversation and Restoration Science (MCRS) graduate program.

UCI relies heavily on federal science funding threatened by Trump -Steven Allison Apr 2017

Professor Steven Allison wrote about federal science funding at UCI in the Los Angeles Times Daily Pilot.

Saving Our Planet -Timothy Bradley Mar 2017

Professor Tim Bradley speaks to UCI Magazine about the Salton Sea project and the role nature should play in our lives.

New Faculty -Dr. Celia Faiola and Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi Mar 2017

Welcome new faculty members of the Ayala School, EEB Dr. Celia Faiola and MBB Dr. Ilhem Messaoudi.

Ayala Professor Advocates Federal Funding of Environmental Research -Steve Allison Mar 2017

EEB Professor Steven Allison traveled to Washington, D.C. to advocate for federal funding of environmental research.

Ecological Society of America Recognizes Ayala Professors -Cascade Sorte, Jennifer Martiny, Travis Huxman Mar 2017

EEB Professors Cascade Sorte, Jennifer Martiny and Travis Huxman named fellows of the Ecological Society of America (ESA).

Honoring Our Future Innovators -Alyssa Braciszewski Feb 2017

Ayala graduate students Allison Najafi and Zachariah Reagh (Neurobiology and Behavior), Alyssa Braciszewski (EEB), and Christine Schneider (MBB) were honored at ARCS Scholars Luncheon for their innovative research projects.

Key Protein in the Defense Against a Common Parasite Identified -Francisco Ayala Feb 2017

Professor Francisco Ayala was part of a collaborative study that identified the protein guanylate-binding protein-1 (GBP-1) pivotal role in host defense against the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Available online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.