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Faculty in the College of Biological Sciences conduct research on a broad range of subjects, from molecules to ecosystems, and make discoveries that improve human health, restore the environment, provide new sources of renewable energy and enhance agriculture. Here you will find a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about CBS faculty.

Nature and Nurture

Marlene Zuk’s newest book dives in to the debate about the origins of behavior.

Marlene Zuk

In her latest book, evolutionary biologist and behavioral ecologist Marlene Zuk, illuminates how all of our attributes, behavior or not, are shaped by both genes and the environment, in a complex way that defies a simple binary. She shared her thoughts on the topic as well as writing about science. 

Funds available for enhancing research with new equipment

The CBS Dean's Office will be awarding $350,000 for the purchase of equipment that enhances the research capacity of CBS investigators. Funds can be used to purchase either new equipment or auxiliary components to augment existing CBS equipment, as well as digital or cloud-based equipment, e.g. new analytical software. 

Diverse perspectives on biodiversity

Global survey reveals that more species are threatened with extinction than previously thought


With millions of plant and animal species scattered across every biome on the planet, biodiversity is a complex topic. Experts from all over the world need to communicate across borders to bring the global challenges to biodiversity into focus. How can researchers share their findings to build a common understanding of the risks and opportunities for action?