Hosting an annual meeting of evolutionary biologists in California, drawing from the evolution research community throughout the western part of North America: the Western Evolutionary Biology (WEB) meeting.
Awarding a WEB Evolutionist of the Year Prize annually, at the WEB meeting.
Experimental Evolution Concepts, Methods, and Applications of Selection Experiments Edited by NERE directors, Theodore Garland, Jr., and Michael R. Rose Description: "Experimental approaches to evolution provide indisputable evidence of evolution by directly observing the process at work. Experimental evolution deliberately duplicates evolutionary processes—forcing life histories to evolve, producing adaptations to stressful environmental conditions, and generating lineage splitting to create incipient species. This unique volume summarizes studies in experimental evolution, outlining current techniques and applications, and presenting the field’s full range of research—from selection in the laboratory to the manipulation of populations in the wild. It provides work on such key biological problems as the evolution of Darwinian fitness, sexual reproduction, life history, athletic performance, and learning." See full description here: http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520261808
Development of proposals for collaborations among UC campuses for the purposes of both research and graduate education.