Welcome to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. The Department is home to 38 faculty and about 60 graduate students. Research in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology uses a range of methodologies spanning field studies, experimental approaches, and theoretical and computer modelling. Students and faculty have easy access to field sites that include marine, desert, and California chaparral communities. The faculty have diverse interests like the evolutionary biology of aging, behavioral ecology, muscle and nutritional physiology, comparative genomics, and global change biology to name just a few.

Faculty in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology have extensive collaborations with other faculty within the Department, faculty in other Departments like Neurobiology, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Earth Systems Science, Chemistry, Pharmacological Sciences, and Mathematics, as well as with faculty at other institutions. Find out more about the Department by exploring our web site and visiting the pages of individual faculty where they describe their research interests in detail.

James W. Hicks, Ph.D
Professor and Chair
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Irvine 92697
Phone: (949) 824-6386
Email: jhicks@uci.edu