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BABY SHARK, HUGE SPLASH

UCR doctoral student Phillip Sternes on being the first to spot a newborn great white, why it made waves across the world, and the dangers to sharks lurking beneath the surface
By Jules Bernstein |

Richard Cardullo, receives the 2023-24 Distinguished Campus Service Award.

Richard Cardullo, who plans to retire from the UCR administration this summer and from the faculty in summer 2025, received the 2023-24 Distinguished Campus Service Award.
By J.D. WARREN |

These dog breeds have a higher likelihood of getting cancer, according to new research

Larger dogs may not necessarily have higher risks of cancer.
By Julia Jacobo, ABC News |

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the PhD Dissertation Defense of William Ota

Title: "The Effects of Urbanization and Effluent in a Freshwater Community"

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the PhD Dissertation Defense of Annika Rose-Person

Title: “Effects of ExperimentallyInduced Climatic Changes on Plants, Pollinators, and Their Interactions”

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the PhD Dissertation Defense of Catherine Nguyen

Title: “Intrinsic and Social Influences on Family Dynamics and Offspring Development in a Biparental Rodent”

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the PhD Dissertation Defense of Ryan Conway

Title: "A trait-based predictiveframework for communityassembly in river networks”

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the PhD Dissertation Defense of Jason Randall

Title: “Molecular Evolution of Tooth Genes in the Degeneration and Loss of Enamel and Teeth in Whales and Pangolins"

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the PhD Dissertation Defense of Elijah Hall.

Title: "The impacts of climate change on plant-pollinator phenological synchrony along climatic gradients in dryland ecosystems"

The EEOB Graduate Program is Proud to Announce the Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Jared Anderson-Huxley.

Title: "The Causes and Consequences of Biodiversity Change in the Alpine Tundra of Western North America"

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the MS Dissertation Defense of Rahim Hasan Khan.

Title: “Correlated responses to selection for voluntary wheel-running behavior in house mice: do they match the standard models of hierarchical evolution?”

Ted Garland Interviewed by the Washington Post

Research by recent EEOB graduate Monica McNamara and colleagues sheds light on how your gut microbiome may affect motivation and/or ability for exercise. Don’t feel like exercising? It could be your microbiome. Why do some love to exercise? It might be their microbiome.
By Gretchen Reynolds |

The EEOB Graduate Program is Proud to Announce the Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Robert Prather.

Title: The Evolution of Dispersal in the Trinidadian Guppy ( Poecilia reticulata)

The EEOB Graduate Program is Proud to Announce the PH.D. Dissertation Defense of Elisa Casado Henderson.

Title: Genomics of the Speciation Continuum: Insights from Hummingbird Hybrid Zones

NSF bestows CAREER Awards on 11 UC Riverside professors

Eleven UC Riverside faculty members this year have been awarded prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Awards. These awards support early career faculty who demonstrate the potential to serve as academic role models and advance their organization’s mission. Research conducted with these funds is intended to form the foundation for a lifetime of leadership, integrating education...
By JULES BERNSTEIN AND IQBAL PITTALWALA |

The EEOB Graduate Program is Proud to Announce the PH.D. Dissertation Defense of Samantha Levell.

Title: The Evolution of Reproductive Mode and Associated Familial Conflict

The EEOB Graduate Program is Proud to Announce the PH.D. Dissertation Defense of Andrea M. Keller.

Title: Tritrophic Mutualisms in a Changing Climate

International project tracks climate change effects on freshwater dwellers

UCR ecologist Kurt Anderson and collaborators have received a $500,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to track the effects of environmental changes on creatures that live in freshwater streams.
By JULES BERNSTEIN |

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Matthew Green.

Title: The Influence of Spatial Structure and Trophic Interactions on Ecological Communities

The EEOB Graduate Program is proud to announce the Ph.D. Dissertation Defense of Monica McNamara.

Title: Exercise and the gut microbiome in mice selectively bred for high voluntary wheel-running behavior
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