Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
Aronson's NCEAS Global Survey Shows High Urban Biodiversity
Myla Aronson and colleagues are redefining the term ‘concrete jungle’ in a new paper in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. The study, a product of their National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) working group on urban biodiversity, compared bird and plant species found in urban and non-urban environments, and determined whether certain landscape features influenced those results. Their results have also been covered by BBC News, ABC News Australia, and EcoBusiness. READ MORE
Malin Pinsky Awarded Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship
Malin Pinsky, who joined the Department this year, has been awarded an Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, a prestigious recognition of Pinsky’s status as rising star in Ocean Sciences. The fellowship provides Pinsky two years of funding in support of his work on the dynamics of marine ecosystems. Pinsky’s research, including recent contributions to the climate change literature in Proceedings of the Royal Society B and Science, has a strong conservation component, showing Pinsky’s interest in applications of his work. Pinsky says he plans to use the funds to explore marine community responses to climate change in greater depth. “Those are the kinds of questions I’m really excited to dig into.”
Our interdisciplinary department specializes in ecology, evolution, and natural resource conservation. We study the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity, conserving and restoring native ecosystems, and issues of global change such as managing natural resources within urban ecosystems.