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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.

Meet Tyler Imfeld

Tyler Imfeld

This EEB PhD candidate talks TA'ing, travelling and living out childhood dreams.


Graduate Program: Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior

Faculty advisor: Keith Barker

Hometown?
I’m originally from Mason, OH originally, a suburb north of Cincinnati.

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.