2017

Jan 2017: New paper on predicting evolution in response to climate change in three orchid species out in Royal Society Open Science.
Jan 2017: Congrats to Chase Mason on his new position at the University of Central Florida!

2016

Oct 2016: Join the Shefferson lab! GPES applications are due on 25 Nov 2016. See the GPES website for details.
Oct 2016: Congratulations to Dr. Tyler Kartzinel, a new assistant professor in Brown University.
Oct 2016: Our book on the evolution of senescence has now been publicly announced on the Cambridge University Press website.
Sept 2016: Please contribute to our upcoming special issue on evolutionary demography, slated for publication in Population Ecology. Deadline for proposal submissions is 2 Dec 2016.
Aug 2016: Colleague Tiiu Kull publishes paper on the factors affecting threat levels of European orchids, in Ecology & Evolution.
May 2016: PI Shefferson presents Friday Plenary Address at the 6th International Orchid Conservation Conference in Hong Kong.
Apr 2016: Dr. Kimberly Kellett accepts a tenure-track position at Georgia State University and Perimeter College.
Mar 2016: Our new paper on the microevolutionary context of the loss of photosynthesis comes out in Ecology
Feb 2016: Eric Goolsby successfully defends his PhD dissertation and becomes Dr. Goolsby

2015

Jul 2015: Erin Coughlin successfully defends her MS thesis
Jun 2015: Kimberly Kellett successfully defends her PhD dissertation and becomes Dr. Kellett
Jun 2015: Eco-evo cascades! Special feature of Journal of Ecology on eco-evolutionary dynamics in plants is published
May 2015: Paper on the phylogenetic analysis of function-valued traits, sole aauthored by Eric Goolsby, is out in Systematic Biology!
April 2015: Graduate student Kimberly Kellett presents at 2015 University System of Georgia Teaching and Learning Conference, on Using Active Learning to Combat 'Plant Blindness' in Undergraduate Students
Feb 2015: Graduate student Kimbelry Kellett accepts a visiting professor position at Earlham College
Jan 2015: Graduate student Eric Goolsby earns a prestigious DDIG grant from the National Science Foundation

2014

Sept 2014: Journal of Ecology publishes article on why herbaceous plants do not always sprout, authored by PI Richard Shefferson and colleagues Robert Warren and Ron Pulliam. Read the Journal of Ecology blog article for a summary.
May 2014: Shefferson lab moves to University of Tokyo
Apr 2014: Graduate student Kimberly Kellett sweeps the Ecology awards at the Odum School of Ecology's Spring Fling, taking home the Outstanding TA Award, the Frank Golley Memorial Award, and two best photo awards.
Mar 2014: Undergraduate student Carmen Kraus wins Best Paper at the University of Georgia's CURO Symposium.
Mar 2014: Graduate student Erin Coughlin wins the Garden Club of Georgia Fellowship, and moves on to the National Garden Club competition.

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