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E3B News:

E3B Professor Ruth DeFries has a book coming out in September - The Big Ratchet. The book charts the story of how technologies and innovations have combined to feed more people than ever before in the history of humanity. Please follow this LINK for the book website, and read more HERE. You can link to Professor DeFries' interview with Tom Ashbrook on NPR's On-Point HERE. An interview on Salon.com is linked HERE. Link to a conversation on an Earth Institute blog HERE

E3B Professor Maria Uriarte has received a 3-year Science Without Borders fellowship from the Brazilian government. For details on the project, and other exciting Uriarte Lab news, please follow this LINK

All of us in E3B would like to welcome our newest faculty member, Maria Diuk-Wasser, to the department.

As of July 1, 2014, Professor Kevin Griffin is Chair of E3B. Thanks to Ruth DeFries, outgoing Chair, who is beginning a sabbatical year.

Su-Jen Roberts (2014 E3B Ph.D. grad), Eleni Nikitopoulos (recent E3B Post-doc), and E3B Professor Marina Cords published an article that made the front cover of Behavioral Ecology. Congratulations! The article is titled, Factors affecting low resident male siring success in one-male groups of blue monkeys. Behavioral Ecology (2014) 25 (4): 852-861

Congratulations! E3B Professors Ruth DeFries and Shahid Naeem have been selected as two of "The World's Most Influential Scientific Minds 2014" based on the number of highly cited papers contributed during the period 2001 to 2012, and citations to them as per ISI Thomson Reuters. To see the full list, please follow the link:

E3B Lecturer and M.A. Program Advisor Josh Drew and E3B M.A. student Erin Eastwood ran a program this summer in Fiji, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy and Fiji W.I.S.E. (workshop on international science education). The workshop, which just finished, had 11 students participating from six different countries. Attendees learned about biogeography, ecology and conservation of Melanesian coral reefs and had labs at a local reef, a freshwater ecosystem and at the Suva fish market. The program was mentioned by the U.S. Ambassador to Fiji during her Independence Day remarks. Congratulations on the recognition of your work! Josh and Erin were also quoted in a recent Nature Jobs article. Please click here for link

E3B Assistant Professor Dustin Rubenstein has been awarded a grant from Columbia University's Presidentís Global Innovation Fund. The purpose of the Fund is to support faculty who are developing projects that increase opportunities for research, teaching, and service around the world. The 13 projects receiving grants were selected from 53 proposals by a review committee of senior faculty. The proposals came from 14 of Columbiaís Schools and from 14 departments in the Arts and Sciences. Dustin Rubenstein's project is Kenyan Undergraduate Immersion in Tropical Biology and Sustainability

Please see the attached end-of-year achievements letter from E3B Chair Ruth DeFries

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.

A New Student Orientation Session was held for entering E3B Ph.D. and M.A. Students on Thursday, August 28th. Welcome to E3B!

E3B Seminar Series

Please join us in September for our weekly Seminar Series on the 10th floor of Schermerhorn Extension building at 4PM. You can see the schedule HERE.

Department Phone:
(212) 854-9987

Department Fax:
(212) 854-8188

Email: e3b@columbia.edu

Address:

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

 

  

Department Chair:
Kevin Griffin

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:
Matthew Palmer