Three Rivers Evolution Event 2017

A SMBE and ASN Sponsored Regional Meeting in Pittsburgh

Thank you for making the first annual TREE meeting an inspiring success!

On September 9, 2017, over 168 attendees from 38 different institutions joined us at the University of Pittsburgh to participate in 48 talks and 61 posters!


Please join us in congratulating our outstanding presentation awardees:

Meghan Barrett, Drexel University, best lightning presentation

Nicole Forrester, University of Pittsburgh, best graduate student poster

Jennifer Heppner, Penn State University, best undergraduate student poster

Kristen Sprayberry, Penn State University, best oral presentation


Check out the coverage of TREE by attendees on social media: #TREE2017!

Interested in making TREE 2018 even better?

We have a short survey that will take less than 5 minutes of your time, which will help us to improve the format and accessibility of future TREEs.

Please access the survey here: https://goo.gl/forms/jbZ8ZvGMhWXVarWq2

What is TREE?

The annual Three Rivers Evolutionary Event (TREE) aims to bring together researchers from the areas surrounding Pittsburgh, PA in the common interest of discussing evolution.

TREE is intended to promote the study of evolution in the broadest sense, including observational and experimental studies under natural and controlled conditions. The research of attending members is expected to span viruses, microbes, plants, invertebrates and vertebrates, and include anthropology, epidemiology, developmental biology, ecology, zoology, theoretical, applied, urban ecology, paleontology, and many other specialized research areas.

Individuals from all backgrounds are welcome, and early-career researchers are encouraged to present.

TREE 2017 featured an amazing keynote lecture by Dr. Cynthia Beall of Case Western Reserve University!

Logo by Eden McQueen; Photo by Avery Russell