Study the ecology and evolution of how organisms interact with their environment.
The program encompasses physiology, behavior, genetics, species-interactions and ecosystem processes. An in-depth understanding of these topics is critical given the changing nature of our planet.
We have a vibrant group of faculty, post doctoral fellows, graduate students and undergraduates conducting research both locally and internationally.
Research Interest Areas
Behavior & Neurobiology
How animals use their nervous systems to shape behavior
How species that interact closely shape each other
Ecology & Conservation Biology
How interactions affect the distributions and abundances of species
How regional domains of life respond to biotic and abiotic factors
Evolution & Biodiversity
How species diverge from their ancestors and each other
Genetics & Genomics
How genes and environments interact to shape phenotypes
How single-celled organisms rule the world
Physiology & Functional Morphology
How organisms work as highly structured machines
How plants diversify and make the fuels used by other living things