The purpose of GREBE is to promote interaction and sharing of ideas among graduate students and faculty of EEB. GREBE helps to bridge the diverse interests and perspectives of our group by organizing a variety of events including weekly graduate student hangouts, larger social gatherings each semester, and the Spring EEB Symposium. The spring symposium provides an opportunity for students and faculty to share their work in a more formal setting and to introduce prospective students to the variety of research topics addressed by the EEB program. Additionally, as this symposium is open to the general public it also provides an opportunity for our program to share our work with a broader community including local residents and organizations. The highlight of each spring symposium is a keynote address from an esteemed scientist in the fields of ecology and evolutionary biology.