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?