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April 13, 2016

Graduate Rotation Talks: Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Graduate Rotation Talks 331 Klamath Hall

Tuesday, 7 June 2016



2:00 PM Paul Reed/IEE Roy
2:15 Anna Lakunina/ION Ahmadian
2:30 Michelle Sconce/IMB Guillemin
2:45 Austin Harvey/IMB Selker
3:00 Nicole Paterson/IMB Prehoda
March 30, 2016

GrEBES seminar: April 6, 7PM, 150 Columbia

GrEBES presents: De-Extinction

Dr. Jack Horner – “How to Make Living Dinosaurs and Unicorns”
Seminar: 6 April at 7pm in 150 Columbia Hall

The Graduate Evolutionary Biology and Ecology Students (GrEBES) are pleased to present our annual 
Spring Public Seminar Series.

This year we explore the topic of de-extinction through the eyes of paleontologist Jack Horner, 
bioethicist Hank Greely, and evolutionary geneticist Hendrik Poinar. 

Join us Wednesday, April 6th, at 7pm in Columbia 150 to listen 
to Dr. Jack Horner kick off this year’s seminar series with a fun and 
exciting talk on reverse engineering dinosaurs. 

Find us on online at

This Spring Seminar Series is a free and public event hosted by GrEBES 
(Graduate Evolutionary Biology and Ecology Students), an ASUO-supported student organization.
March 11, 2016

Graduate Rotation Talks – Wed. March 16

Graduate Rotation Talks 331 Klamath Hall
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
1:30 PM Michelle Sconce/IMB Powell
1:45 Nicole Paterson/IMB Powell
2:00 Austin Harvey/IMB Herman
2:15 Anneliese Morrison/IMB Guenza
2:30 Anna Lakunina/ION Smear
2:45 Paul Reed/IEE Johnson

February 18, 2016

UO-led study shows fish evolved rapidly after 1964 Alaska quake

How fast can vertebrates adapt to new environments? In a recent publication in PNAS, the Cresko lab and collaborators from University of Alaska Anchorage presented evidence that, in just five decades, some freshwater populations of stickleback fish have diverged morphologically and genomically from their immediate marine relatives. And this divergence is nearly as great as has been measured in freshwater populations that were founded by marine fish more than 10,000 years ago. The study took advantage of natural freshwater populations of fish that could not have existed before the 1964 Great Alaska Earthquake, which dramatically heaved up sea floor around marine islands and created new freshwater ponds. The researchers used RAD-seq genotyping of over 1000 fish to analyze genetic structure and conclude that rapid adaptation happened several times independently among the more than 20 populations studied. The findings have significance for understanding how fast even species with long generation times can adapt in a changing environment. Read more at this article on “Around the O”.

February 16, 2016

Bio student first at UO to win Gates Cambridge Scholarship

A double major in biology and environmental science, Amelia Fitch will spend a year earning a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Plant Sciences. Lately she’s been working in the lab of biology professor Scott Bridgham, director of the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, pursuing an honors research project on carbon cycling in marine and freshwater wetlands. She’s particularly interested in how land management is affecting microbial life in those important ecosystems. Read the complete “Around the O” article here.

January 14, 2016

Roo Vandegrift Defense



 Roo Vandegrift


“Ecological roles of fungal endophytes”

Wednesday, February 3, 2016, 3:00 PM

331 Klamath Hall

October 29, 2015

Fall Term Rotation Talks: 12/8 – 331 Klamath

Graduate Rotation Talks 331 Klamath Hall
Tuesday, 8 December 2015

10:00 AM — Paul Reed — IEE Bridgham
10:15 AM — Anna Lakunina — ION Lockery
10:30 AM — Anneliese Morrison — IMB Harms
11:00 AM — Nicole Paterson — IMB DeRose
11:15 AM — Austin Harvey — IMB Libuda
11:30 AM — Michelle Sconce — IMB Stankunas


September 2, 2015

Open Position for Assistant Professor Evolutionary Biology

Assistant Professor Evolutionary Biology

Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Biology

University of Oregon




The University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution ( and the Department of Biology invite applications for a tenure-related position (Assistant Professor) in evolutionary biology. We are particularly interested in candidates who use statistical, genomic and/or phylogenetic approaches to study fundamental evolutionary processes at the molecular level, but candidates with exemplary records in other areas of evolutionary biology are also invited to apply. The successful candidate will have an outstanding research program and a commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. required. Interested persons should apply online to the University of Oregon IE2 SEARCH at Applicants should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments and future research plans, a description of teaching experience and philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Submission of up to 3 selected reprints is encouraged. To be assured of consideration, application materials should be uploaded by October 1, 2015, but the search will remain open until the position is filled.



The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.  The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.


August 27, 2015

Emeritus professor George Carroll receives distinguished scientist award

Carroll’s exceptional career — which began in 1967 as an assistant professor at the UO — is now being recognized by the Mycological Society of America, which is presenting him with the Distinguished Mycologist Award.

The award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the society. It acknowledges the quantity, originality and quality of published research as well as the degree of service made to the society and the mycological community in general.

Read full story …

August 26, 2015

Michelle Wood at the Coastal Caucus Economic Summit

Michelle Wood will be participating in a panel addressing Oregon’s challenges and research needs with respect to ocean acidification and hypoxia at the Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit in Grand Ronde on Wednesday, August 26. Other panel participants include faculty from Oregon State University; Mark Wiegardt, the owner of Whiskey Creek Oyster Hatchery; Gabriella Goldfarb of the Governor’s Office. State; and State Representative Deborah Boone.
The Coastal Caucus Economic Summit is a two-day event (8/26-27) with a strong emphasis on the importance of K-20 education to Oregon’s future.
Other speakers from UO at the Summit include President Michael Schill and Professor Tim Duy (Economics).

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