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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.

Not Business as Usual

Meet a few of the College of Biological Sciences faculty using their biology expertise to develop commercial solutions to environmental, health and education needs.


University Announces Grand Challenges Grants

CBS faculty among the recipients of the new interdisciplinary research grants

The first round of University of Minnesota Grand Challenges Research grants, totaling $3.6 million, were awarded to 29 teams of faculty from across the Twin Cities campus. The research collaborations address the University's five interrelated Grand Challenges areas of special focus, with one integrative initiative spanning multiple areas. Areas of focus include:

Getting to the Y

This Grand Challenges in Biology research team looks to develop a clearer picture of sex chromosome evolution, key to a better understanding of chromosomal disorders.

Brandvain, Zarkower, Blackmon
From left: Yaniv Brandvain, David Zarkower, Heath Blackmon

EEB Graduate Program Inaugural Newsletter

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News from the DGS

Welcome to the inaugural edition of the EEB Graduate Program Newsletter. I am pleased to report on the Ecology, Evolution and Behavior graduate program as the Director of Graduate Studies. I have now served as the Director for one full year. The program continues to expand, both in size and research areas. As a result of this, the program graduated seven

Changing Landscapes Are Changing Waters

Grand Challenges team works to understand how human modifications to land affect aquatic ecosystems across the planet.

Cody Sheik, Will Harcombe, Jim Cotner, Mindy Morales
Clockwise from left: Cody Sheik, Will Harcombe, Jim Cotner, Mindy Morales 

QTL Engineering Workshop

September 18-20, 2016

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The Voytas Lab at the University of Minnesota will be holding a QTL Engineering Workshop September 18-20, 2016. We are seeking interested participants for this exciting event and thought that some CBS faculty/staff may be interested -specifically those in the PBIO/EEB community.