Evolution and Ecology
The Department of Evolution and Ecology (EVE) is a multi-disciplinary and highly collaborative community of faculty, students, post-doctoral researchers and staff who are dedicated to understanding the evolution and ecology of populations, species and communities. Our research programs span all levels of biological organization, ranging from the evolution of genes and genomes, to the diversification of species over time, to the structure, function and biogeography of ecological communities. Research excellence is a priority for EVE faculty members, but a deep commitment to quality teaching and mentorship is an equally important hallmark of our group.
EVE faculty members advise graduate students in several nationally prominent graduate programs, direct the undergraduate curriculum in Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity (EEB), and also play a substantial role in campus-wide core courses for students in life sciences. We have many opportunities for undergraduates seeking research experience in diverse groups of organisms, and in a wide range of laboratory and field settings. Welcome!