Welcome

10403135_10152326399706845_4334812497099992446_nI am a faculty member in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University.  Here, I teach, conduct research on the evolution and conservation of marine biodiversity, and run our MA in Conservation Biology program.

Here you can learn about current research in my lab, the classes I teach, my current students, and our occasional musings. For my CV and lab contact information, please click here.

News

Two features on our work in Fiji, both by Meehan Crist, are up in Nautilus Magazine here and here

I had the honor of meeting the president of Fiji Epeli Nailatikau along with the U.S. Ambassador Judith Cefkin at the opening of the Vatu-i-Ra art exhibit at the Fiji Museum (photo (c) The Fiji Times)

Fiji President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (right) speaking with US ambassador Judith Beth Cefkin (middle) and Joshua Drew from Columbia University during the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape Exhibition launch at the Fiji Museum in Suva, on Wed 24 June 2015. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU/ FIJI TIMES LTD.

Fiji President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (right) speaking with US ambassador Judith Beth Cefkin (middle) and Joshua Drew from Columbia University during the Vatu-i-Ra Seascape Exhibition launch at the Fiji Museum in Suva, on Wed 24 June 2015. Picture: ELIKI NUKUTABU/ FIJI TIMES LTD.

Excited to announce that Molly McCargar has accepted a position as the assistant research coordinator at the Cano Palma Biological Station (coterc.org), run by the Canadian Organization for Tropical Education and Rainforest Conservation.

Congratulations to Elora López for winning both a Ford Foundation Fellowship, a NSF GFRP, and for going to Stanford for her Ph.D.  Well done!

Congratulations to Erin Eastwood for winning Knauss Fellowship. Erin’s headed to Washington to make sure the US government pays attention to all us science types….

Congratulations to Amy McDermott for acceptance into the Scientific Communication program at UC Santa Cruz.

Grey Reef Shark

A grey reef shark. Undergraduate student Mallory McKeon is working on the ecological impacts of shark diving this summer in Fiji

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