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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.

CBS Recognizes Three Outstanding Alumni

CBS recently selected three alumni making significant impacts in their careers and their communities for the College’s annual alumni awards. Robert Desnick and Angela Trepanier received the CBS Alumni Achievement Award, and Kimberly VanderWaal received the CBS Emerging Leader Award, an award for alumni who graduated within the last 10 years. Since graduating from CBS, all three have made lasting impacts in higher education across the country in areas relating to genetic counseling, veterinary medicine and genetic diseases.

Connecting Campus

CBS senior Melat Weldeselasie was awarded the 2018 Josef Mestenhauser Student Award for Excellence in Campus Internationalization

Melat Weldeselasie

In a time when our differences so often foster conflict, misunderstanding, and divisiveness, Melat Weldeselasie takes a decidedly different approach.