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The department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior conducts a broad range of research spanning molecules to ecosystems from chimpanzee behavior to bacterial evolution, predator interactions on the Serengeti Plains to the impact of nutrients on grasslands. You are now viewing a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about EEB.

Past Is Present

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior invites you to an evening of fast-paced “lightning talks” that explore the influence of classic research by noted researchers from the University of Minnesota. Current faculty will trace lines between research by Ecology, Evolution and Behavior greats Raymond Lindeman, Margaret Davis, Eville Gorham and others that has since led to exciting or unanticipated applications, policies and insights.

UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruises

New to planning shipboard field work?  Wondering how to request research vessel time, or specific pieces of equipment? Need samples or data to initiate a research project? If so, take part in the “2017 UNOLS Great Lakes Chief Scientist Training Cruise.” This cruise and pre-cruise information workshop will instruct early career marine scientists (including Ph.D. students, post docs and first or second year faculty members) on how to effectively plan for, acquire, and utilize time at sea for multi-disciplinary research and education.

Worth Their Teaching Weight in Gold

CBS Student Board honors faculty making big impacts in undergraduate research and education.

The CBS Student Board hosted the annual Golden Pipette Awards March 2 at TCF Bank Stadium, honoring faculty who make major impacts on undergraduates in the college. From most engaging to best academic mentor and CBS Super Fan, the Student Board and students in the college noted some of the faculty that make a difference for them. The 2017 Golden Pipette winners are:

Ask Him Anything

Craig Packer participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in late December, here are some highlights!

Craig Packer
Photo: Jonathan Pavlica

Are there more lions in captivity than wild?

There are at least 20,000 lions left in the wild, so they still out-number captive lions — but not by much!