An understanding of the origin and maintenance of diversity − from genomes to ecosystems − underlies all life sciences and is critical to the stewardship of life. The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) offers courses in biological diversity, conservation biology, environmental biology, animal behaviour, physiological, population, and community ecology, global change biology, molecular evolution, and population and quantitative genetics. Concepts are taught using a broad array of approaches, including molecular studies, laboratory experiments, computer and mathematical modeling, and field studies. The department also offers opportunities for students to conduct research projects in the laboratory and the field.
Undergraduate students in our programs learn first hand that the ecological and evolutionary underpinnings of life on Earth present a host of scientific problems that are both intellectually challenging and critical to our future.