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Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

Studying ecology, evolution and behavior provides unforgettable hands-on experience and a chance to develop your academic and professional interests. 
 
 

EEB students explore a wide range and topics and issues from the role of specific genes in metabolism, evolution and even behavior; how climate change affects organisms and processes in tropical rainforests, grasslands, lakes and ponds; how frogs are affected by the “cocktail party problem,” where there’s a constant wall of noise; and how outside forces influence mating preferences in animals.

If you’re the least bit curious about the past, present and future of plants, animals and microbes, then consider majoring in EEB. We have some of the most talented faculty members you’ll find anywhere with several members in the prestigious National Academy of Sciences. Many of our faculty work extensively with undergraduates in their lab groups so opportunities are often available.

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Director of Undergraduate Studies: Dr. Keith Barker | 612-624-2737 | barke042@umn.edu