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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.

A quest to collect crabs

Retired professor Frank Barnwell traveled the world to collect the seashore dwelling fiddler crabs. Now that collection has a permanent home at the American Museum of Natural History.

Frank Barnwell looking for crabs

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.