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E3B News:


E3B Professor Don Melnick published an op-ed in The New York Times on January 20, 2015. To read about carbon offsets, please follow this LINK

A loss in the E3B Family. We are sad to report the death of Dr. Kate McFadden on October 27, 2014. Kate earned her Ph.D. in E3B in 2004, and later taught in the department. Donations can be made to the World Wildlife Foundation in Kate's memory. More information is available HERE.

New York State is acquiring a conservation easement for Black Rock Forest. This will protect the 3,800-acre preserve for both public use and scientific research. E3B Professor and Department Chair Kevin Griffin is also President of the Black Rock Forest Consortium, which comprises two dozen educational and cultural institutions, including Columbia University. You can read more HERE

E3B Professor Ruth DeFries launched a book 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. 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:

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.

E3B Student Seminar Series and Invited Talks are making for a very interesting February this year! See schedule HERE

E3B Seminar Series

Please join us for our weekly Seminar Series on the 10th floor Schermerhorn Extension at 4PM. Spring 2015 series begins Jan. 20. You can 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:
Kevin Griffin

Director of Administration and Finance:
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