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

. . . Friday, October 5th from 12-2 pm, Jeff Pool (Communications Manager, COALS) will be running a Media Training Workshop for ABS and EEB.  The workshop is intended for graduate students, but postdocs and faculty are welcome.

. . . EEB Journal Club is up and running this Friday at 4pm at O’Bannon’s.  Join us!

. . . Faculty news. EEB welcomes new core faculty members Kira Delmore (BIOL) and Angel Helms (ENTO); and associate faculty member Heather Thakar (ANTH).  Core faculty member Donald Brightsmith (VPB) is now Associate Professor.  Welcome and congratulations!  Thanks, too, to Spence Behmer, the outgoing chair of EEB. Gil Rosenthal is our new chair.

. . . Dr. Jessica Light will hold a 1-credit seminar on Motoo Kimura’s neutral theory. Discussion group with weekly readings. Fridays, 10-11AM in 119 WFES. Topics: Kimura’s paper, papers in the June MBE issue, and other relevant neutral theory papers and book chapters.

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Spotlight:  Chris Holland

Chris Holland, Dr. Gil Rosenthal’s most recent PhD graduate, just landed a super postdoc on the evolution of domestication in salmon in Mike Blouin’s lab at Oregon State University. Congratulations, Chris!

At Texas A&M, the focus of Dr. Holland’s dissertation was identifying and studying pheromone communication in the naturally hybridizing swordtail fish, Xiphophorus birchmanni and malinche and their hybrid’s, in Dr. Gil Rosenthal’s lab. The goals of his project were to identify the location of pheromone production in male Xiphophorus and characterize interspecific differences in the chemistry of pheromone signals. Quantifying pheromone chemistry enabled me to assess signal variation among species and among populations and to directly test the role of pheromones as mechanisms of reproductive isolation. At Oregon State University, he studies selection on behavioral and physiological traits in hatchery in salmon and the evolution of domestication.

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Upcoming Events

Mon 24

EEB Seminar Series Fall 2018 – Peter McIntyre

September 24 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Fri 28

Professional development opportunity

September 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 28

EEB Seminar Series Fall 2018 – Michael McCoy

September 28 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 01

EEB Seminar Series Fall 2018 – Joseph Bernardo

October 1 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Oct 05

Media Training Workshop

October 5 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm