Jessica Yorzinski is a new Assistant Professor in the Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences. Her research focuses on sensory ecology and animal behavior, with an emphasis on sexual selection and antipredator defenses. She received her B.S. from Cornell University in Neurobiology & Behavior and Ph.D. from UC Davis in Animal Behavior. She completed postdoctoral positions at Duke University and Purdue University. Visit Dr. Yorzinski’s website.
Jason earned his Ph.D. from Michigan State University in Plant Biology and Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior working on the impacts of plant invasion on carbon and nitrogen cycling in Michigan wetlands. Read more about Jason here.
Meet EEB PhD student Rachael Glazner. Rachael is currently funded by the Texas A&M University at Galveston 2-Year Competitive Graduate Student Fellowship.
For her field work this summer, Rachael is using camera traps to study the distribution of wading birds in different foraging habitat types in Galveston, Texas. Check out some of her pictures on our Facebook page, including one of a curious heron investigating one of the cameras.
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.
Members of EEB at Texas A&M include faculty, students, and postdoctoral researchers from multiple departments in several colleges within the university. We aim to foster research and teaching collaborations and enhance interdisciplinary training in ecology and evolutionary biology.
… The 2016 OSOS Workshop will be held August 26 – 28. Sign up now!
… We’re changing the look of the website. Bear with us.
… From Grace Smarsh: Hey EEBers! We are excited that our review, “The origins and diversity of bat songs,” is finally out! [Springer]
… From Jeffery Tomberlin and the F.L.I.E.S. Facility: Congratulations to Brandon Lyons on successfully publishing his MS research. Another great collaboration with Dr TC Crippen!!
“Susceptibility of Alphitobius diaperinus in Texas to permethrin and β-cyfluthrin treated surfaces” in Pest Management Science.
… And more from Ben Wu! Ben was a member of the committee that developed a new report of the National Academies “Barriers and Opportunities for 2-Year and 4-Year STEM Degrees: Systemic Change to Support Students’ Diverse Pathways.” [National Academies Press]