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Prof Don Melnick and E3B alumn Vijay Ramesh have helped to formulate a more accurate estimate of plant and animal extinction risk. This study which will appear in the journal Biological Conservation indicates a considerably higher number of at risk species. For more information please review the press release on Columbia’s front page.

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We ♥ Science. See the E3B community demonstrating and supporting the importance of science funding at the March for Science


New E3B faculty member Andres Bendesky recently published his research on the evolution of parental care in monogamous mice. His work has already been cited by Nature and The New York Times. Cheers!

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Learn about the Reducetarian Movement established by E3B alum Brian Kateman and how you can effect change in the world


Follow Dr. Kevin Olival and NPR as they travel through natures biodiversity hot spot in the Borneo rain forest of Malaysia.


Red-necked Tanager Cyanocephala spotted by PhD student Pedro Piffer while conducting wildlife inventories to assess the impact of land use changes in the Atlantic Rainforest in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Reducetarian, a term coined by E3B alum Brian Kateman, is a person who is deliberately reducing his or her consumption of meat. Now you can […] Read More

Best of luck to Stephanie Sardelis, Brandi Cannon, Sarah Bruner and Grace Musser whom are now finalist in the Master’s SynThesis Competition. If you would like to attend the […] Read More

PhD candidate Benton Taylor is one of six recipients selected to receive the 2017 ESA Graduate Student Policy Award. This award provides graduate students with […] Read More

March Mammal Madness, co-founded by E3B’s Josh Drew, receives notoriety from NPR. Cheers to the coordinators and participants for the innovative approach to teaching and discovering […] Read More

Congratulations Ruth DeFries!! On March 31, 2017, Ruth DeFries will receive a facultary honorary doctorate at KU Leuven for her indispensable work on sustainable development, […] Read More

Congratulations PhD students Sian Kou-Giesbrecht on your recent NSERC Graduate Research Fellowship award!!

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