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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 is now recruiting students for 2021. For more information, visit our Application Procedure page in the Prospective Students section.

Emma Lehmberg will be retiring as EEB Journal Club organizer at the close of the Fall semester.  If you are interested, email Emma.

The November 2020 NewsfEEB is up. Check out the special recognition to October as Hispanic Heritage Month.

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.

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

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Spotlight

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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