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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. Read more about us.


News & Announcements

EEB’s monthly newsletter, the September NewsfEEB, is up!

Important read: Latest publication in Nature Ecology & Evolution from EEB’s Vaishali Katju in collaboration with the lab of Peter Sarkies, Imperial College, London, UK.

EEB Fall Seminar Series kicks off August 31.

OSOS 2020 coming up September 12-13.  Stay tuned for details.

Dr. Blackmon’s Evolution Book Club schedule is up at whenisgood.net.

The departments of Wildlife & Fisheries Sciences and Ecosystem Science & Management have merged.  Their new website is up at https://eccb.tamu.edu.

Congratulations to EEB student Mickey Parker! Mickey is a recipient of a Gramm Fellowship and will honored in a ceremony this Fall.

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EEB student Owen Dorsey graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2014 with a BS in Biology. After graduation, he took a couple of years off, working as a laboratory technologist at the American Red Cross, before starting his MS work at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina. For his research, he investigated inbreeding avoidance and mate choice behavior in the invasive western mosquitofish (a close relative of swordtails!) using a combination of behavioral assays and genetic analyses.

Owen joined the Rosenthal lab in 2019 and is broadly interested in studying the fitness consequences of inbreeding and the evolution of pre- and post- copulatory mechanisms to avoid inbreeding. Owen plans to investigate the “cost-benefit” to inbreeding in swordtails.

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