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Ecology, Evolution & Organismal Biology Program


EEOB Program


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



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Behavior & Neurobiology


Behavior of animals and its neurological basis


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Coevolutionary Biology


Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species


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Ecology & Conservation Biology


Determinants of the distribution and abundance of organisms


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Ecosystem Science


Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on organisms


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Evolution & Biodiversity


Mechanisms governing phenotypic variation and diversity of organisms


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Genetics & Genomics


Mechanisms and outcomes of inheritance


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Microbial Biology


Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment


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Physiology & Functional Morphology


Relationship between structure, function and physiology of organisms


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Plant Biology


Determinants of plant diversity, form and function