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Dr. Myla Aronson and group of scientists

Most cities plan to protect biodiversity yet lack mechanisms to measure success »

See the SEBS/NJAES newsroom feature


Cara Faillace

Cara Faillace receives all three graduate student awards offered by the Graduate School New Brunswick »


Jason Grabosky

Another win, but we’re not bored yet! »

See coverage on the award in the SEBS/NJAES News Room


Megan King

Megan King, EENR undergrad from Chrysler Herbarium wins Student Employee of the Year at Rutgers and in the State of NJ »

Feature about Megan in Rutgers Today | SEBS/NJAES News Room


teeth, photo courtesy of LaShanda Williams

Glad they didn't brush their teeth! »

Graduate student LaShanda Williams studies the human oral microbiome using the Cleveland Museum’s Hamann-Todd Osteological Collection.
Read “Using the Collection Today” in John Mangels’ museum blog.


priests on Lake Suwa. Image courtesy of J.J. Magnuson

Centuries of human observations of lake and river ice chronicle hastened climate warming »

National Geographic Voices blog | York U Press Release | Publication in Scientific Reports

(picture by J.J. Magnuson)


bluefin tuna, photo by Aziz Saltik (flickr)

New paper in PNAS reveals how hunting can lead to species extinction »

Publication in PNAS | (picture by Aziz Saltik)


Fundamentals of Evolution: poster exhibit. Photo credit: Susanne Ruemmele

"Evolution in Action" poster exhibition will showcase student research and creativity (42k PDF)  »


Ryan Batt takes a reading of oxygen levels in a Center for Limnology study lake in Northern Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of STEVE CARPENTER

When it comes to extremes, biology puts up bigger numbers than the environment »

UW-Madison Press Release | "Extremes" Paper in PNAS


Photo: stilt legged fly; photo taken in Costa Rica during the 2015 Bioblitz; Image courtesy of Lena Struwe (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

Personal Bioblitz starts on March 1 – how many species can you find? »


student examining a bat

Brooke Maslo to investigate if rapid evolution rescues bats infected with white-nose syndrome »


Amanda Sorensen

Sorensen wins Outstanding Student Paper Award at AGU Conference »


Students hiking

Winter Ecology Students Experience the Snowy Central Adirondacks »

Life in the Cold Song


Photo: A fig exposing its many tiny matured, seed-bearing gynoecia; image courtesy of schleichpost0

Rutgers undergraduates improve public access to scientific knowledge through Wikipedia »


Photo: Nymphaea alba; image courtesy of Lena Struwe (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/

Lena Struwe elected council member to the International Association of Plant Taxonomists (IAPT) »


4H Rutgersience Saturday

Bhattacharya lab hosts 4-H Rutgerscience Saturday on Coral Reef Genomics »


Photo credit: Simon Thorrold

New paper from the Pinsky lab: where did Nemo go? »


bat house building day 2016

The Maslo Lab Goes Batty on Halloween »

Batty YouTube Video


Photo: Henry John-Alder

Henry John-Alder Named AAAS Fellow »

Henry John-Alder portrayed in the SEBS/NJAES News Room
Meet the newest AAAS member in the Spring 2017 Explorations Magazine (page 7/8) (PDF).


workshop attendees group photo

Myla Aronson attends international workshop on urban
invasion ecology »


Photo: Cara Faillace

Faillace and Morin publish in Nature Ecology & Evolution »


Photo: Malin Pinsky. Photo courtesy of Malin Pinsky

National Geographic profiles Malin Pinsky and the lab's climate change research »


Photo: ducks

Students use Instagram to document evidence of sex in the natural world »


Photo: Senior Capstone students group

Kim Russell takes senior Capstone students to the Student Conference on Conservation Science at AMNH »


Photo: Cambridge Meeting 2016, photo courtesy of Julie Lockwood

Julie Lockwood attends international workshop on the future of invasion science in Cambridge University »


Photo: Brooke Maslo.

Brooke Maslo illuminates restoration of the floodplain projects in 30 minute interview on Greenable Woodbridge TV »

Woodbridge-TV Video


Photo: Photo: Paulinella chromatophora

The Bhattacharya lab shows how an amoeba transforms into an alga through endosymbiosis »

"Amoeba" Paper in PNAS


Photo: Peter Morin

Peter Morin Advises Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres »


Photo: Multi-sector data example

Moore Foundation Grants $1.2 Million to Support Progress on Mid-Atlantic Ocean Data Portal »


Mark Vodak

Mark Vodak receives the W.D. Hagenstein Communicator Award for 2016 from the Society of American Foresters »


multi-sector data example

NOAA-NERRS supports collaborative research on the inter–connectedness of climate change, coastal salt marshes, and mosquitos »


Photo: Jill Azzolini

EENR alumni Jill Azzolini lands coveted herbarium job in California »


Photo: Research team at NJ beach. Image courtesy of Julie Lockwood

Can we grow oysters and have red knots along New Jersey's Cape Shore? »


Photo: Alga Glaucocystis bhattacharyae. Image courtesy of Takahashi, Toshiyuki and Tuji, Akihiro.  Link to license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/. The image has been cropped and a reference letter was removed.

Say hello to Glaucocystis bhattacharyae, a newly named alga. »


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