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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.

Ask Him Anything

Craig Packer participated in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) in late December, here are some highlights!

Craig Packer
Photo: Jonathan Pavlica

Are there more lions in captivity than wild?

There are at least 20,000 lions left in the wild, so they still out-number captive lions — but not by much!

Connecting Remnants of Prairies Past and Present

CBS researchers study prairie plant dispersal in an effort to aid prairie restoration and conservation

David Moeller and Allison Shaw
Above: David Moeller and Allison Shaw at the CBS Conservatory (Photo: Jonathan Pavlica) Below: Lauren Sullivan and Allison Shaw in the field

Big Insights From Blind Fish

Grand Challenges team integrates genomic techniques to reveal mechanisms of adaptation in Mexican cave fish populations.

Peter Tiffin, Courtney Passow, Suzanne McGaugh

From left: Peter Tiffin, Courtney Passow, Suzanne McGaugh

The Plots Heard Around the World

Cedar Creek Ecosystem Science Reserve research is shaping ecological understanding across cultures and continents.

Cedar Creek Experiment Plots

Two decades ago, over the summer before he started working as a grad student investigating the effect of limiting nutrients on plant species under Regents Professor David Tilman,

Risky Business

Valery Forbes is working to improve our ability to predict impacts of human activities on organisms and ecosystems.

Valery Forbes

Valery Forbes in the lab with a tank containing Capitella teleta, a tiny worm that may be a useful ally cleaning up after oil spills. Below: Close up of Capitella teleta, which burrow into sandy sediments.