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Megan Gall, Vassar College, upcoming seminar on Sept. 28th

Megan Gall, of Vassar College, will speak on “Experience with social communication influences auditory reception in green tree frogs” – see seminars for detail. To learn more about Dr. Gall’s research – go here:

Erica Dunayer receives Leakey Foundation Grant for her dissertation research

We are delighted to announce that one of our EEB students, Erica Dunayer, has been awarded a Leakey Foundation Grant for her dissertation research on “Grooming exchange: Cooperation and supply and demand among free-ranging rhesus monkeys on Cayo Santiago”. Well done, Erica! She will be going into the field in January – the perfect time Read More »

UB Primatology Club presents: Annual Primate Research Symposium, April 21st

UB Primatology Club presents: Annual Primate Research Symposium Thursday, April 21st 2016 @ 6:30pm Spaulding 158 in the Ellicott Complex Keynote speaker: Lisa C. Corewyn, Ph.D. Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, Ithaca College Friends and Foes: Group Living in Male Mantled Howlers (Alouatta palliata) How individual primates navigate the benefits and costs of group living Read More »

Jeff Gore, MIT, “Cooperation, cheating and collapse in biological populations”

Jeff Gore from MIT will visit on Thursday, April 7th, and talk about “Cooperation, cheating and collapse in biological populations”. When: 3:30 pm, Where: NSC 220, Thu, April 7. Abstract: Natural populations can suffer catastrophic collapse in response to small changes in the environment, and recovery after such a collapse can be difficult. We have Read More »


This week marks the inauguration of the Coalesce laboratory. The Coalesce Laboratory is a major facet of GEM, UB’s Community of Excellence in Genome, Environment and Microbiome. Housed in Hochstetter Hall, the Coalesce Laboratory provides a dedicated studio laboratory for biological art and emerging practices in the arts, as well as interdisciplinary coursework, residencies, workshops Read More »

Omer Gokcumen gives talk in Geography Department – Feb. 26th

3:15pm in Wilkeson 145H and it is on February 26th. “Geographic Distribution And Adaptive Significance Of Genomic Structural Variants: An Anthropological Perspective Anthropological geneticists have successfully used different types of genetic markers across human genomes to reconstruct human history. These markers have also been used extensively to identify medically and evolutionarily relevant biological variation (e.g., disease Read More »

PhD students Heather Williams and Maura Tyrrell receive grants

Our newest grant recipients among EEB Grad students are: Heather Williams, Ph.D. candidate, which has been funded by the North American Bluebird Society for her research on: “Parasites of cavity nesting birds – Diversity, Abundance, and Infestation rate of parasites and how they affect breeding success.” AND Maura Tyrrell, Ph.D. candidate, who was awarded a Read More »

Lecture of Interest: 17th Feb; Sue Margulis – Canisius College

Dr. Sue Margulis, who is one of our EEB faculty, will be giving a lecture on “The pros and cons of zoo-based primatology”. The lecture is on Wednesday February 17, in room 354 Millard Filmore Academic Center in the Ellicott Complex, at 12:30 pm. The lecture is being sponsored by the Anthropology Department. All are Read More »

MS Application Fee for In State students waived

The College of Arts and Sciences at UB will be able to subsidize a limited number of fall 2016 masters application fee waivers for in-state students who have at least a 3.0 GPA and meet our admissions deadlines. Please go to if you are interested in a waiver. You must submit the online request form and complete Read More »

EEB Faculty Dittmar, and Coffroth receive NSF Grants

Two faculty affiliated with the EEB Graduate Program each won grants from the National Science Foundation for their research projects. Dr. Coffroth (Department of Geology) will study genetic variation as a driver of host and symbiont response to increased temperature on coral reefs. Dr. Dittmar (Department of Biological Sciences) received her award to explore the Read More »