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E3B News:

The Times of India has coverage (02/20/2014) of a three-day symposium that was held on the Kanha-Pench Landscape at Mocha, in the Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh, India. The meeting "...was aimed to foster communication, identify research gaps and priorities, and develop a shared vision for science-based conservation in the landscape in central India which is of national and global importance for a substantial proportion of the tiger population along with other endangered species." The symposium was organized by a team that includes E3B's own Chair, Ruth DeFries, Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Pinki Mondal, and Ph.D. student Meghna Agarwala. Please see link HERE.

The Columbia College Annual Report includes an article on Columbia's Tropical Biology and Sustainability in Kenya Program that was started by E3B Professor Dustin Rubenstein. Molly Priester, a senior majoring in Environmental Biology at E3B, is featured in the article. Please follow the link HERE.

E3B Grad student Stephen Wood, recently (January 2014) had two articles published and was awarded a United States Agency for International Development/Feed the Future Borlaug Food Security Fellowship. His two articles are "The impact of climate change on agricultural net revenue: a case study in the Fouta Djallon, West Africa," which appeared in Environment and Development Economics, and "Smallholder farmer cropping decisions related to climate variability across multiple regions," which appeared in Global Environmental Change, co-authored by Meha Jain, an E3B Ph.D. student, and Ruth DeFries, Chair of E3B. Please click here:

Josh Drew, E3B's M.A. Program Advisor and Lecturer has recently (December 2013) been awarded a grant by The Mindlin Foundation. The project title is "The Conservation and Phylogeny of Fijian Coral Reefs" Congratulations, Josh!

Jill Shapiro, E3B Senior Lecturer and Major Advisor for the Evolutionary Biology of the Human Species undergraduate program, is pleased two announce that two of her students have just been elected to Junior Phi Beta Kappa. Congratulations to Evelyn Jagoda and Margarete Diaz Cuadros!

Interested in where our alumni PhD students are now?

The Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University was established in 2001. Although we are a relatively new department, we have grown rapidly in the past decade. We now have an internationally diverse student body and a broad network of supporters at Columbia and throughout New York City. Our affiliated faculty members come from departments at Columbia as well as from, the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the EcoHealth Alliance. Together we provide an unparalleled breadth and depth of research opportunities for our students. Read more.

Tropical Biology and Sustainability in Kenya

This global immersion experience will give students the opportunity to study ecology, evolutionary biology, conservation biology, environmental engineering, and sustainable development in the environmental hub of East Africa.

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E3B Seminar Series

Please join us for our weekly Seminar Series on the 10th floor of Schermerhorn Extension building at 4PM. See the schedule HERE.

Department Phone:
(212) 854-9987

Department Fax:
(212) 854-8188

Email: e3b@columbia.edu


Columbia University
Department of Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Biology (E3B)
10th Fl. Schermerhorn Ext.
1200 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10027



Department Chair:
Ruth DeFries

Academic Department Administrator:
Lourdes Gautier

Business Manager:
Maria Estrada-Werst

Administrative Coordinator:
Amy Kohn

Administrative Assistant:
Jae McFadden

Director of Graduate Studies:
Maria Uriarte

Director of Undergraduate Studies:
Matthew Palmer ENVB & Jill Shapiro EBHS

M.A. Program Advisor:
Joshua Drew

Post-bacc program Advisor:
Elisa Bone