The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service. We pursue our scientific and educational missions in integrative biology by discovering new knowledge and by providing a rich learning and mentoring environment for undergraduate and graduate students. We provide our students with analytical and technological skills for a wide range of disciplines, from biology, environmental science, and conservation to law, medicine, and public health. We study organisms, populations, communities, and ecosystems as we focus our efforts on ecology, evolution, conservation, and global change. We emphasize academic inquiry in tropical and river/coastal biology. Undergraduate and graduate students collaborate in the creation and dissemination of knowledge about organisms and their environments.
in the General Ecology course measure plant species diversity in hardwood versus longleaf pine forests in Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana.
on microhabitat section of Chestnut-backed Antbirds from canopy towers in the rainforest of Barro Colorado Island and Pipeline Road, Panama.
in Central America to study mechanisms and consequences of declines of understory insectivorous birds using a STRI boat to access field sites.
aims to discover how natural and sexual selection are driving color pattern diversification among populations of this Panamanian frog.
Dr. Chambers and Dr. Negrón-Juárez are looking at Amazonian forest disturbance in a new light...
Dr. Van Bael has found fungal endophytes in plants are a turn off to leaf-cutting ants...
Dr. Karubian has been acknowledged for his work getting locals to take a stake in their environment...
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will be recognized as a center for solution-based science in ecology and evolutionary biology. The foci will be tropical and river-coast ecosystems. We will conduct translational research: basic scientific advance is not only an end in itself but also a means to providing solutions to global environmental challenges. The Department will provide students with the theory and skills needed to question, discover, understand and restore.
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