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EEB grads bring home "I'm a Scientist" USA Gold for two years running
"That flame of curiosity is never brighter than when you're young, and talking with you all helped remind me to keep mine alive and burning!” ~Alex Taylor
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Research feature: Deadly snakes or just pretending? The evolution of mimicry
coral snake and mimic by John Megahan
"U-M evolutionary biologist Alison Davis Rabosky and graduate students Pascal Title and Iris Holmes showed that much of the apparent conflict between theory and observation disappeared when the global distribution of all snake species was taken into account.
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Callie Chappell speaking at graduation
Alumni spotlight on Callie Chappell
Some stars just shine more brightly than others. Callie Chappell (B.S. Biology 2016) won the 2016 Christine Psujek Memorial Undergraduate Award for the Program in Biology and the Marshall Nirenberg Award in Life Sciences, a Goldstein LSA Honors Prize.
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New book by Hunter hot off the press: The Phytochemical Landscape
"Rave editorial reviews: "...destined to become a classic in the general ecological literature." "...essential reading for all ecologists." "It could only have been written by someone with Mark Hunter's vision and breadth and depth of knowledge."
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Kurdziel wins LSA award for outstanding undergrad education
"I am delighted that my department nominated me for this important award. I know that student letters play a large role in the selection process and this makes the recognition even more meaningful for me."
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August 2016

What's up in EEB

Faculty searches
EEB seeks applicants for three assistant professor (tenure-track) positions in ecology: ecosystem ecologist, population/community ecologist and theoretical ecologist.
Biological Science Building tops out: an ancient tradition to appease tree-dwelling spirits
Science fun fact
FUNgus = your new BFF

What's the largest organism on Earth? Blue whale? Redwood tree? Nope! A fungus. Not only that, a fungus has the fastest acceleration in nature! And -- without fungi -- we'd be buried miles deep in fallen leaves and logs. Don't believe it?
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