OEB News

Stephen KlostermanCongratulations to OEB graduate student, Stephen Klosterman (Richardson Lab), for receiving the Ecological Society of America's W.D. and S.M. Billings Award for his talk, "Bridging the organism and landscape scales of deciduous forest phenology using an unmanned aerial vehicle, PhenoCam, and remote sensing" at the 2015 ESA meeting. Full Story.
Andrew RicharsonNSF Science360 Radio interviewed OEB Prof. Andrew Richardson in a two-part series on seasonal change adjustments due to climate change. In Part I, Prof. Richardson explains how his project, the PhenoCam Network, provides continuous monitoring of vegetation across the U.S. In Part II, Prof. Richardson explains the science behind the brilliant colors of Autumn and how the season may adjust due to climate change.
Derek Bok CenterCongratulations to OEB Graduate students, Nicole Bedford (OEB 57), Glenna Clifton (OEB 53), Tauana Cunha (OEB 51), Seth Donoughe (OEB 57), Clara Levy (OEB 52), Thomas Powell (OEB 55), Bruno Souza de Medeiros (OEB 141), Joel Vitti (OEB 242), Jingyi Yu (OEB 223) and Xuemei Zhai (OEB 118) who were awarded the Spring 2015 Derek Bok Center Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. Full story.
L. MahadevanOEB Prof. Colleen Cavanaugh one of 48 research experts from 50 different scientific organizations who have published a paper in Science calling on the United States government to launch a cross-agency and cross-institutional program to provide support for microbiome research. Full story.
L. MahadevanOEB Prof. L. Mahadevan's latest study discovers how to control drying-induced deposition. Full story
Peter Girguis and James McCarthyA new study led by OEB Prof. Peter Girguis and co-authored by OEB Prof. James McCarthy, shows whale microbiome shares characteristics with both ruminants and predators. Full story
ELizabeth WolkovichOEB Prof. Elizabeth Wolkovich examines the earlier arrival of spring and it's potential clash with nature's genetic programming. Full story

OEB Faculty Spotlight

OEB Research in Focus

Current Research Areas

Groundbreaking research in the life sciences is now more interdisciplinary than ever and it is often the case that OEB faculty work in more than one of these areas.

OEB Strategic Partners

The Broad Institute is a research collaboration of MIT and Harvard, created to bring the power of genomics to medicine. Colleen Cavanaugh, Dan Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo, and Pardis Sabetiare associate members of the institute.

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Undergraduate Study

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The OEB concentration provides opportunities for students to study biological diversity in the field, whether close to home or abroad.

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Graduate Program

OEB Graduate students participate in collaborative forefront research in their chosen area of study.

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