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November 10, 2004

Postdoc earns prestigious bioinformatics fellowship

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Chris Wilmers, who recently received his Ph.D in Environmental Science at CNR, recently received a highly competitive National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Biological Informatics for 2005.

Wilmers, whose graduate research focused on the dining habits of gray wolves in Yellowstone National Park, will use his NSF Fellowship to better understand how the movements of animals within a given habitat affect the food chain. He will use technology known as GPS telemetry in combination with sophisticated data analysis methods.

Because physical landscapes have a significant impact on habitat, Wilmers expects the biological insights gained through his fellowship to be of great interest both to theoretical ecologists and conservationists seeking to maintain and restore ecosystems. For more information, on Wilmers work, including news clips and streaming video,
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November 8, 2004

Berkeley ranked #2 university in the world

The Times Higher Education Supplement of Britain has released its rankings of the top 200 universities in the world. Harvard leads the pack, with UC Berkeley in second place. American institutions occupied seven of the top ten places.

Read the Times story

November 2, 2004

Peter H. Quail elected AAAS fellow

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BERKELEY – Peter H. Quail, professor of plant biology in the College of Natural Resources, has been named a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

The fellowship honors Quail “for far-reaching contributions to plant biology through pioneering work on phytochromes.”

Election as a fellow of AAAS, the world's largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science, is an honor bestowed upon members by their peers. This year’s 308 new fellows were elevated to this rank “because of their efforts to advance science or its applications that are deemed scientifically or socially distinguished,” according to the society.

Four additonal UC Berkeley faculty were named AAAS fellows this year.

Related article: UC Berkeley researchers identify chlorophyll-regulating gene.

November 1, 2004

Graduate program: Best in the West

Congratulations to the graduate program in Environmental Science, Policy & Management for being ranked #1 among environmental policy and management graduate programs in the West!

-U.S.News & World Report

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