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Dr. Don Melnick, Thomas Hunt Morgan Professor of Conservation Biology, was elected to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in March 2019. The CFR is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to being a resource for public sector, private sector, and civil society leaders in order to help them better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. Professor Melnick, who has advised heads-of-state, ministers of foreign affairs, and minsters of environment, as well as the UN, hopes to use his CFR membership to further efforts to bring environmental science into national and international policy discussions.

Prof. Marina Cords and her “Behavior Bio Living Primates” class took a trip to the Bronx Zoo and had a delightful exchange with the resident Gibbon apes.

The first annual E3B Winter Games. An evening of Fun, Fellowship, Food and Science! Inspired and coordinated by graduate students Palani Akana, Beryl Kahn, and Hannah Dancy, and professors Sara Kross and Duncan Menge to celebrate fellowship in the E3B community. With a collection of events inspired by E3B and the Winter Olympics, students, faculty and administrators strove for the gold!

This year, E3B grad students Sarika Khanwilkar and Pooja Choksi are organizing events to advance communication skills for broader scientific and policy impact. Read more about their first event and save these dates for future events: March 1, April 5, April 18.

Congratulations to all the winners of the E3B 2018/2019 Photo Contest! All of E3B came out to demonstrate yet another level of talent and beauty in the hard work done by the E3B Community. Thank you everyone for participating and supporting this contest. The winners are …

E3B celebrates Dr. Maria Uriarte, who was recently awarded The Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award by the Department of Arts and Sciences. This elite honor acknowledges exceptional instruction and scholarship, particularly in the mentoring of students in the arts and sciences. The 70 co-authored published papers with her students are a reflection of her effort and dedication to her students. Her guidance and expectations for excellence have manifested in her students by means of appointment to ladder track positions and select fields of their choice. She is a valued member of the E3B community and we celebrate this well deserved honor.

Ready, set, pose! The annual E3B Photography Contest has begun. Visit our Facebook page to view all of the beautiful submissions

The Most Influential Scientific Minds! E3B celebrates Dr. Ruth DeFries and Dr. Shahid Naeem for being identified on this years list of  Highly Cited Researchers of 2018 by the Web of Science. This list recognizes world-class researchers whose exceptional performance serves as a reliable point of reference across a variety of scientific fields.

Interested in remote sensing and environment? You’re in luck! The Griffin Lab in collaboration with Jan Eitel and Natalie Boelman has just published a paper investigating proximal remote sensing of tree physiology.

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