Monica named an ESA Fellow

Our fearless leader has been named an ESA fellow. From the website: Fellows are members who have made outstanding contributions to a wide range of fields served by ESA, including, but not restricted to those that advance or apply ecological knowledge in academics, government, non-profit organizations and the broader society. They are elected for life. […]

Welcome Shaun!

We’ve added a post-doc to the lab family! Shaun McCoshum comes to us from Oklahoma State, where he just finished up his dissertation working with Dr. Kristen Baum. For his PhD work, Shaun assessed bee and butterfly diversity in agricultural landscapes. He’s come to the Geber lab to take the lead in a project assessing how bee diversity is […]

Open Postdoc Position in the lab

Postdoctoral Researcher on Impact of Concentrating Solar Power Plants on Bee Diversity in the Mojave Desert. A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Monica Geber, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Cornell University. This position is funded by a grant from Cornell’s Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future (ACSF) to compare bee diversity […]

Field Season is here!

Field season 2015 is upon us, and we in the Geber lab are in the great outdoors, rolling around in dirt, eating ice cream, and chipping away at solving some high-impact Science Mysteries. Renee ‘Microbiota are the game-changers’ Petipas is clambering around in the alvars of upstate New York with St. John’s Wort; Gregor ‘first […]


Kate Eisen, first year extraordinaire, has joined the corps d’élite of graduate students in the sciences who have won the GRF from the National Science Foundation. She proposed to investigate the extent to which facilitation and competition impact the composition of communities of Clarkia (our favorite plant genus!!). Congrats K8-POW!

Grilled Cheese Competition

The Geber Lab Grads (GLGs) recently competed in the fifth annual HWGGCCC (Harry W Green Grilled Cheese Competition) for honor, glory, and bragging rights on March 11. We are proud to report that team ‘Over Commit, Under Achieve’ won the distinction of the ‘best classic grilled cheese’, and just narrowly missed winning the chef’s choice. […]