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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.

Faculty Who Are Recruiting Graduate Students

Research Interest Areas


Behavior & Neurobiology


Behavior of animals and its neurological basis

Coevolutionary Biology


Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species

Ecology & Conservation Biology


Determinants of the distribution and abundance of organisms

Ecosystem Science


Influence of biotic and abiotic factors on organisms

Evolution & Biodiversity


Mechanisms governing phenotypic variation and diversity of organisms

Genetics & Genomics


Mechanisms and outcomes of inheritance

Microbial Biology


Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment

Physiology & Functional Morphology


Relationship between structure, function and physiology of organisms

Plant Biology


Determinants of plant diversity, form and function