Students in the field

Research

From the lab to the field, research in the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) Department spans the full range of biological organization from molecules to ecosystems. We recognize three major sub-areas of research within EEB: Ecology and Global Change Biology, Evolutionary Mechanisms, and Biodiversity and Macroevolution, with much overlap and collaboration among and between research areas.

Ecology and Global Change Biology

  • Aquatic ecology and river dynamics
  • Biodiversity
  • Biogeochemical cycling in ecosystems
  • Infectious disease
  • Plant physiological ecology
  • Population dynamics and ecological genetics

Faculty:

  • Fola Agusto
  • Helen Miller Alexander
  • Sara Baer
  • James Bever
  • Sharon Billings
  • Amy Burgin
  • Bryan L. Foster
  • A. Townsend Peterson
  • Raymond Pierotti
  • Daniel Reuman
  • Ben Sikes
  • Jorge SoberĂ³n
  • James H. Thorp
  • Maggie Wagner
Recruitment

Evolutionary Mechanisms

  • Behavior and behavioral genetics
  • Developmental evolution
  • Population genetics
  • Quantitative trait evolution
  • Theoretical and statistical approaches

Faculty:

  • Fola Agusto
  • Justin Blumenstiel
  • Paulyn Cartwright
  • Jocelyn Colella
  • Jennifer Gleason
  • Richard Glor
  • Christopher H. Haufler
  • Lena Hileman
  • Mark T. Holder
  • John Kelly
  • Maria E. Orive
  • A. Townsend Peterson
  • Raymond Pierotti
  • Daniel Reuman
  • Jamie Walters
  • Maggie Wagner

Biodiversity and Macroevolution

  • Biodiversity informatics
  • Biogeography
  • Paleobiology
  • Phylogenetic theory
  • Speciation
  • Systematics

Faculty:

  • Brian Atkinson
  • Christopher Beard
  • Rafe Brown
  • Paulyn Cartwright
  • Jocelyn Colella
  • Michael Engel
  • Bryan L. Foster
  • Richard Glor
  • Christopher H. Haufler
  • Lena Hileman
  • Mark T. Holder
  • Kirsten Jensen
  • Leonard Krishtalka
  • Bruce S. Lieberman
  • Kelly Matsunaga
  • Mark Mort
  • Robert G. Moyle
  • A. Townsend Peterson
  • Raymond Pierotti
  • Daniel Reuman
  • Andrew Short
  • Deborah Smith
  • Jorge SoberĂ³n