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The department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior conducts a broad range of research spanning molecules to ecosystems from chimpanzee behavior to bacterial evolution, predator interactions on the Serengeti Plains to the impact of nutrients on grasslands. You are now viewing a collection of news, features and opportunities for and about EEB.

Mighty Oaks, Mighty Answers

Abundant, diverse, and well studied, oaks are a valuable tool for understanding how ecology and evolution interact to shape the natural world—and how species can adapt to changes ahead. 

Highly Cited: Turning Thoughts on Aging and Mortality on End

Evolutionary biologist James Curtsinger’s finding about mortality rates continues to influence research on mortality and population heterogeneity.

James Curtsinger

Editor’s note: In this new series we’ll showcase highly cited research by College of Biological Sciences faculty.

Sleep can wait - and wait - with some fish

Suzanne McGaugh and colleagues embarked on an NIH-funded study to search for genes that regulate sleep and feeding in blind cave fish.

Cave fish

Sleeping and eating are linked in many species and often there’s a tradeoff between the two activities.

Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium

Date: April 30, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Cargill 105 and Cargill Atrium

The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior and the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology invite you to attend the Biology Undergraduate Research Symposium on Monday, April 30. The event will feature student lightning talks (five minutes each) as well as a poster session.

A Decade of Connecting

Ten years in, what could be the world’s most extensive research collaboration looks to the next big questions.

A Decade of Connecting


“What we have done with NutNet is to empower scientists by putting a new tool in the toolbox used to study planetary-scale problems.” 


It all started with a group of ecologists trying to understand the effects of nutrients