An Urgent Mission

The Living Earth CollaborativeTM is a center for biodiversity that brings together three world-class organizations–Washington University, Missouri Botanical Gardens, and the Saint Louis Zoo. The collaborative transcends geographic and political boundaries to conserve biodiversity and sustain life on Earth.

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Living Earth Collaborative News

The Living Earth Collaborative (LEC) is hiring three postdoctoral fellows

The Living Earth Collaborative is pleased to announce the availability of three, two year long postdoctoral fellowships in the area of biodiversity research and conservation. Fellowships will be two years long and begin July-September 2019. LEC Postdoctoral Fellows will develop an independent research or conservation program that engages with multiple members of the Living Earth Collaborative Community

Review of applications will begin December 1st. Learn more & Apply


The Saint Louis Zoo is accepting applications for an Internship in Animal Behavior for undergraduate students



The Animal Behavior Laboratory at the Saint Louis Zoo is currently seeking applications for our spring internship program. Throughout the course of the internship, students will collect data live from the public space or by reviewing video footage using Noldus Observer XT software. Interns are expected to perform on studies of social dynamics, mother and infant interactions, as well as behavioral diversity and use of space.

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Attend the Living Earth Collaborative/EEPB Biodiversity Seminar Series

The Living Earth Collaborative and the Evolution, Ecology and Population Biology Graduate Program are hosting seminars on alternate weeks on Thursdays this Fall. Seminars are held in Restock 322 at 4:00 pm each week. View the Schedule of Speakers

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