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E3B News:

Ruth DeFries has a new paper in Science. E3B Ph.D.student Steve Wood, E3B affiliate and Earth Institute Agricultural and Food Security Center's Cheryl Palm, and recent Sustainable Development program grad Tal Anderman are among the co-authors. Please follow the link here

End of year E3B achievements letter from our Chair, Kevin Griffin, is posted HERE Please follow the link to see a sampling of the interesting work our students and faculty have been doing!

Congratulations to our terrific M.A. students! Graduating M.A. Students gave thesis presentations on May 12th Please follow the link to see speakers and titles...LINK

Denning Family Professor of Sustainable Development in E3B, Ruth DeFries, has just been named (May 8, 2015) one of the 16 winners of the 2015 President’s Global Innovation Fund grants. The purpose of the Fund is to support faculty who are developing projects that increase opportunities for research, teaching, and service around the world. Professor DeFries’ project is entitled “Collaborations for Developing the Science Base for Improved Air Quality in India”…For more information, please follow this LINK

Maria Diuk-Wasser, E3B's newest professor, is featured in the Spring 2015 Columbia News. For details on her research, please follow this LINK

E3B Professor and Earth Institute Director Shahid Naeem was interviewed on SciTech Now recently, and discussed the planet's sixth mass extinction. There are some beautiful photographs used as backdrop to the piece. Please follow this LINK and go to the program entitled Mass Extinction (Professor Naeem's interview begins 12:15 into that program).

E3B Professor Ruth DeFries wrote a piece for the New York Times column Dot Earth recently. Please click to read the article HERE

E3B Professor and DGS Maria Uriarte has been selected as a 2015 Leopold Leadership Fellow. She is among the 20 mid-career academic environmental scientists named as Fellows this year. The group was selected through a highly competitive process on the basis of their exceptional scientific qualifications, demonstrated leadership ability, and strong interest in sharing their knowledge beyond traditional academic audiences. The list of all the 2015 Fellows, and more information about the program is available at this LINK

Josh Drew, E3B Lecturer and M.A. Program Advisor recently had a video come out on TED-Ed. Please follow this link to learn about hidden worlds within natural history museums LINK

E3B Professor Ruth DeFries has been awarded one of the American Association of Geographers highest honors, the AAG Distinguished Scholarship Honors Award for 2015. She is being recognized for the contributions that she has made to our understanding of the patterns and impacts of anthropogenic landscape change, and for her ability to link that research to larger international policy discussions aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from tropical deforestation. Read more HERE

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

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.

Post-doctoral position available with E3B Professor Diuk-Wasser- modeling population dynamics of tick borne pathogens. More details HERE

E3B Seminar Series and Student Seminar Series will resume in September

Please join us in September for our weekly Seminar Series on the 10th floor Schermerhorn Extension at 4PM. The Spring 2015 series schedule rests 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