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Who we are:


  • A community of faculty, postdocs, and other staff at the University of Memphis whose research, teaching, and mentoring are in the subject areas of Biodiversity Science and/or Education.

  • Graduate and undergraduate students, and volunteers of all ages, affiliated with the laboratories of CBio researchers.
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What we do:
  • Study the world’s past and present biodiversity at all levels of organization, from the molecular building blocks of life, to ecosystems and the biosphere.
  • Explore the relationships between biodiversity and a healthy and sustainable environment.
  • Conduct research and teach courses that inform & inspire biodiversity awareness, sustainable management & conservation.

  • Translate biodiversity information to science & society through lectures, writing, and other forms of communication and engagement.

  • CBio is committed to broadening participation in biodiversity science and education through advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in its programs.

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Where we are located:
Offices of CBio faculty are located in Ellington Hall and the Life Sciences Building at the University of Memphis main campus in Memphis, TN.
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