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Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

Random Image of Field Work
Random Image of Field Work
Random Image of Field Work

Seminars and Colloquia

Wednesday, November 02, 12:00 PM (Student Colloquim)
Shujun Ou -- Development of LTR-retriever for the sensitive and accurate identification of LTR retrotransposons and assessment of genome assembly
Thursday, November 03, 3:30 PM
Jessica Hellmann -- Adaptation and climate change: evolutionary differences in climatic tolerances and new possibilities in natural resource management
Thursday, November 10, 3:30 PM
Karen Kapheim -- Causes and consequences of social evolution in bees
Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 PM (Student Colloquim)
Abhijna Anand Parigi -- Grasshopper mice vs. bark scorpions: the evolution of venom resistance through modifications to conserved sodium-ion channels
Wednesday, November 16, 12:00 PM (Student Colloquim)
Malcolm Itter -- Variable effects of climate on forest growth in relation to disturbance and forest stand dynamics
See complete list of seminars or graduate colloquia

Photos from the EEBB 2016 Potluck

All EEBB students & post docs MUST complete training each year in Responsible Conduct of Research. Each department within EEBB has its own set of RCR training requirements, so the only thing each EEBB student needs to do for compliance is whatever is required in his/her home department. To be considered for any form of financial support from EEBB, records in your department should confirm that you have satisfied departmental RCR requirements for the academic year.

For information on data disposition see Ian Dworkin's presentation "Data archiving and reproducible research for ecology and evolution."

Welcome to the Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Program at Michigan State University!

MSU has an outstanding program in all of these core areas, with students and faculty pursuing research and other scholarly activities both locally and around the nation and globe. The images that you see above and as you move through this site are only a small sample of the diverse organisms that we study, the research sites where we conduct our research, and the many people who are part of the EEBB Program.

The EEBB Program at MSU has an unusual organization that facilitates interdisciplinary interactions among our students and faculty, while allowing participants to engage in the program's activities at different levels depending on individual interests and availability. Both students and faculty have their primary appointments administered by a home department. Our students pursue either a dual-degree Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior and the home department or, alternatively, a Master's degree in the home department with a specialization in EEBB. Our students take required courses in ecology, evolutionary biology, and relevant quantitative methods as well as any additional coursework required by their home departments. Students and faculty alike participate in the weekly seminar series that features outstanding scientists and scholars from other institutions, as well as occasional student and faculty speakers from our own program.

If you are a prospective or current student, we hope that you will find the EEBB Program at MSU an exciting opportunity to carry out your graduate studies and research. We look forward to hearing from you, and would welcome your application for admission to the program. Please do keep in mind that all our students must have a home department, so you should begin your formal application process there after you have studied what the EEBB Program has to offer. You can then apply jointly to a selected home department and the EEBB Program or, alternatively, you may apply for admission to EEBB after you have entered a home department.

Kay E. Holekamp, Director