About EEB

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree Program integrates independent research programs related to the disciplines of ecology and evolutionary biology to heighten awareness of this important area of biological research within Texas A&M University.

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News & Announcements

. . . New review of Gil Rosenthal‘s book, Mate Choice: The Evolution of Sexual Decision Making from Microbes to Humans from Science magazine. [Book:  WorldCat]

. . . Former student Grace Smarsh and Michael Smotherman of the Smotherman lab have a new publication up in Behavior Ecology and Sociobiology, “Behavioral response to conspecific songs on foraging territories of the heart-nosed bat.” [SpringerLink]

. . . The Fall 2017 EEB Seminar Series kicks off Monday (Sept 11) afternoon at 4 pm in BioBio 108.  Dr. Heath Blackmon (BIOL) is first up with “The evolution of large scale genome structure.” Refreshments before start. Join us!

. . . EEB Associate Faculty member Joseph Bernardo (BIOL) helped discover a new species of salamander.  [TAMU College of Science News]

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Spotlight:  Heath Blackmon

Heath Blackmon received his Ph.D. in 2015 from the University of Texas at Arlington where he studied the evolution of sex chromosomes and karyotypes in Coleoptera and other invertebrates. He then transitioned to a postdoc for two years at the University of Minnesota. In Minnesota, he worked on a variety of projects spanning theoretical population genetics and macroevolutionary methods.

His lab will focus on evolutionary genomics with a particular concentration on understanding the dynamics of sex chromosome evolution.  [Read More…]

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Upcoming Events

Tue 26

Dissertation Defense – Audra Hinson

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu 28

Dissertation Defense – Tan Zhou

September 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Oct 03

Fall 2017 EEB Seminar Series – Carla Staver

October 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 09