Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB)
Within the UCI BioSci foundational theme of MIND | BODY | WORLD, EEB focuses on the WORLD and how the MIND and BODY are embedded in this context. Our department studies the molecular basis of how organisms adapt to the natural world over evolutionary time, and how the resultant biological diversity in organismal function affects present-day ecological processes. Accordingly, faculty in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology study questions pertinent at a variety of levels of biological organization, from molecular aspects of evolution to organismal physiology and the ecology of terrestrial, freshwater and ocean ecosystems.
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James W. Hicks
Professor and Chair
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology