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:
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