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
Behavior & Neurobiology
Behavior of animals and its neurological basis
Evolutionary consequences of interactions between species
Ecology & Conservation Biology
Determinants of the distribution and abundance of organisms
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
Diversity of microbes and interactions with their environment
Physiology & Functional Morphology
Relationship between structure, function and physiology of organisms
Determinants of plant diversity, form and function