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Innovative research addresses global grand challenges in climate change, conservation, and emerging diseases.

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BS, MS, and PhD programs train the next generation of scholars with the scientific and professional skills to tackle pressing problems.

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Collaborations with agencies, non-profits, industry, and other academic disciplines keep research and training on the cutting edge.

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A supportive departmental culture enables excellence through diversity, equity, and openness.

Biology for a Better World

Welcome to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) addresses biological questions across levels of organization from genes and organisms to ecosystems and the globe.
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Faculty

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World-class faculty lead research programs and train students while meeting the needs of California residents and advancing scientific discovery.

Undergraduates

The undergraduate curriculum emphasizes breadth and depth in ecology and evolution while providing opportunities for research experience and career development.

Graduates

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Masters and PhD programs offer preparation for diverse career paths in an inclusive community with excellent mentoring and graduate support.

Research in EEB

Faculty and trainees have access to world-class research facilities from the latest genetic sequencing technologies to an unparalleled network of field sites distributed across California’s diverse ecosystems.

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Humans and Plants are Alike: Males Don’t Listen to Females, Scientists Say

Studies conducted by UC Irvine show that male plants don’t listen to female plants, even when their survival depends on it.

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November 26, 2019

We're excited to announce that Professors Kathleen Treseder and Steven Allison, both from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, have been recognized as Highly Cited Researchers by the Web of Science Group! ...

November 22, 2019

Months after reading Glenda Flores’ award-winning book, Latina Teachers, I couldn’t stop thinking about the teachers I’d had and the role they played in my becoming a scientist....

October 21, 2019

The California Academy of Sciences is pleased to announce that 14 new members have joined the ranks of the Academy Fellows, a governing group of more than 450 distinguished scientists and other leaders....

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