EEB Alumni Distinguished Service professor Dr. Gordon Burghardt comments on the first documented example of locomotor play in an invertebrate. Read the article here: https://www.science.org/content/article/fruit-flies-may-enjoy-taking-carousels-spin
Faculty, staff and students from EEB gathered on May 18, 2023 to celebrate the end of the semester, recognize award-winners, and honor retirees. Check out this YouTube video to see all of the winners, along with some photos from the celebration.
Spring 2023 EEB honors graduate Colton Adams received a Fulbright student award. Read about his plans here: https://news.utk.edu/2023/05/17/11-ut-students-receive-fulbright-awards/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=2023-24%20Fulbright%20student%20awards&utm_campaign=TN%20Today
Dr. Angela Chuang, formerly of the Riechert lab, was consulted for this NY Times article on Joro Spiders, and whether current research is in fact proving how shy the species can be.
The June 2017 issue of Natural History has a ½ page article featuring Adjunct Professor Todd Freeberg. The article reports on a behavioral ecology study he conducted with colleagues on naturally-occurring flocks of over-wintering Carolina chickadees, tufted titmice, and white-breasted nuthatches to find out why some birds regularly travel in mixed-species flocks.
Author: Wilson, Niki
Source: Natural History. June 2017, Vol. 125 Issue 6, p8-8.
Todd, whose main department is Psychology, is very active in his adjunct position in EEB. He participates in the Comparative Animal Behavior discussion group and mentors several EEB graduate and undergraduate students.