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Ecology Global Change Biology
Prominent areas of study Faculty
  • Aquatic ecology and river dynamics
  • Biodiversity
  • Biogeochemical cycling in ecosystems
  • Infectious disease
  • Plant physiological ecology
  • Population dynamics and ecological genetics

     

    Evolutionary Mechanisms
    Prominent areas of study Faculty
    • Behavior and behavioral genetics
    • Developmental evolution
    • Population genetics
    • Quantitative trait evolution
    • Theoretical and statistical approaches

       

      Biodiversity and Macroevolution
      Prominent areas of study Faculty
      • Biodiversity informatics
      • Biogeography
      • Paleobiology
      • Phylogenetic theory
      • Speciation
      • Systematics

         


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