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Nagel Named Goldwater Scholar

Ecology, Evolution and Behavior junior Anna Nagel talks evolutionary theory, her high-flying hobby and how it felt to be named a Goldwater Scholar

Anna Nagel
What led you to choose Ecology, Evolution and Behavior as your major?

Checking in With Dean Forbes -- April 2018

What are you most excited about at the moment?
We’re in the midst of interviewing candidates for a new head of the Department of Biology Teaching and Learning. It’s a key role, and we’re pleased to have a handful of strong applicants. Ensuring that we find the very best person to lead the department and advance the work happening in BTL is critical. We also have a new major -- Organismal and Cellular Physiology -- thanks to the efforts of Associate Dean for Graduate Education John Ward and others.

CBS faculty contribute to international reports on biodiversity and land degradation

Reports on the global state of biodiversity and land degradation and restoration draw on expertise of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior faculty.

Two comprehensive global assessments of biodiversity and land degradation and restoration, produced by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), were recently approved at an IPBES Plenary in Medellín, Colombia. IPBES has 129 State Members, including the United States.

Students Honor Faculty at Golden Pipettes

The CBS Student Board hosted the fifth-annual Golden Pipette Awards on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, honoring some of the most outstanding College of Biological Sciences professors. Here's who took home the coveted student-voted awards.

Brian Gibbens

 

 

Editing Plants for a Changing World

New faculty member Feng Zhang envisions genome editing on a large scale in plants with an eye to healthier, more resilient crops.

When he was a postdoctoral researcher, Feng Zhang helped make a game-changing discovery.

Head Search Underway in BTL

The Department of Biology Teaching and Learning is currently searching for a new department head to replace Robin Wright, who started work in 2017 as the Director for the Division of Undergraduate Education, in the Directorate of Education and Human Resources at the National Science Foundation.

A Beak to Nose Experience

For most, seeing a raptor is a rarity. For Gail Buhl, it’s just another day on the job.

Gail Buhl

The University of Minnesota Raptor Center treated a record 1,085 raptors in 2017 alone, so it’s no surprise that as the Center’s Education Program Manager, Gail Buhl (B.S. Biology ‘97) has seen a lot of birds.