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Center for Population Biology (CPB)

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2016 News

2015 News

  • CPB faculty members Howard Cornell and Susan Harrison are on the 2015 Thompson Reuters Highly Cited Researchers list (, which places them among the top 1% most cited scientists in their field.
  • CPB Fellow Marjorie Weber has accepted a faculty position at Michigan State University starting August 2016
  • Graham Coop, CPB faculty member, is selected as one of UC Davis Chancellor's Fellows
  • CPB postdoctoral affiliate Dan Runcie has accepted a faculty position at the UC Davis Department of Plant Sciences
  • Tim Caro, CPB faculty member, has a new book in press on why zebras are striped
  • The Kids Into Discovering Science (KiDS) program, an outreach program coordinated by Kara Moore and GGE and PBGG graduate students, has received a grant from the Pitzer Family Foundation to expand this program for the 2016 season.
  • Several CPB members establish the Zostera Experimental Network (ZENScience)
  • Alan Hastings, professor of environmental science and policy and CPB member, is elected to the National Academy of Sciences.
  • Sharon Strauss and Peter Wainwright, both professors in the Department of Evolution and Ecology as well as CPB members, are inducted into the class of 2015 elected fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Brian Johnson from the Department of Entomology and Nematology becomes the latest faculty member of CPB
  • CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Marjorie Weber receives the American Society of Naturalists Young Investigator Award
  • CPB Postdoctoral Fellow Heather Kharouba has accepted an Assistant Professor position in the Department of Biology at the University of Ottawa, Canada starting September 2016.

2014 News

2013 News

  • Gail Patricelli receives the UC Davis 2012-13 Chancellor's Fellowship
  • Sharon Strauss receives the UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award
  • The annual CPB graduate student symposium (aka Proutfest) was reinstated in November 2013. This is traditionally a symposium given by graduate students for graduate students, sponsored by CPB and the Population Biology Graduate Group
  • Eric Sanford receives the College of Biological Sciences Faculty Teaching Award

2012 News

  • "Big Read: Open Access Science": Community wide book club formed as a partnership between EVE/CPB and the Yolo County Library. This years book is Here is a Human Being: At the Dawn of Personal Genomics by Duke University Professor Misha Angrist.
  • Michael Turelli is selected as the UC Davis Academic Senate Faculty Research Lecturer
  • Gail Patricelli receives the UC Davis Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
  • CPB Director Jay Stachowicz receives the UC Davis Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award

2011 News

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2008 News