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

. . . Darwin Day 2020 is coming up!  Don’t miss keynote speakers Rosemary and Peter Grant.

. . . EEB Spring 2020 Seminar Series kicks off January 27 with Graduate Student Talks from Alyson Brokaw and Mackenzie Tietjen.

. . . The Spring Travel Award application cycle is open until Saturday, February 1, 2020. This is support ranging from $100-$500 for travel from March 1, 2020 through May 31, 2020.

Please visit the GPSG website to apply.

. . . Find out more about the new Sustainability and Climate Action Workshop.  Good cross-promotion opportunity with EIS 2020!

. . . January 2020 Newsletter is here!

. . . The Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) provides travel awards in order to support professional development and high-impact experience of graduate and professional students at Texas A&M University.

The Winter Travel Award application cycle will open from September 17, 2019 through October 8, 2019, this is support for travel from December 1, 2019 through February  28, 2020. Applicants will be notified if they have won a travel award by  October 29, 2019.


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Angie Achorn (ANTH behavioral ecology) graduated from Rhode Island College in 2016 with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Environmental Studies. Previously, she has studied cultural perceptions of primates as pets, trash-raiding behaviors by white-faced capuchins, and intestinal parasite infections in three lemur species. She earned her M.A. in Anthropology at Texas A&M in 2018, and is now a PhD candidate in the anthropology department under Dr. Sharon Gursky.

Angie is currently in Indonesia on a Fulbright fellowship collecting data for her dissertation, which explores relationships between coloration, mating behaviors, parasite infections, and hormones in Sulawesi crested macaques. She just published a paper on sexual selection in Trends in Ecology and Evolution with EEB faculty Dr. Gil Rosenthal.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 03

EEB Spring Seminar Series – Heather Mattila

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 10

EEB Spring Seminar Series – Winifred Frick

February 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 14

Darwin Day 2020

February 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Feb 17

EEB Seminar Series – Rosemary and Peter Grant

February 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Feb 24

EEB Spring Seminar Series – Sharon Jansa

February 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm