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Ecology & Evolutionary Biology Research

Army Ants Emigrating

Studies from these disciplines focus on conservation, response to climate change, population genetics, physiological ecology, and the ecology and evolution of both social insects and symbiosis. Researchers use a combination of modeling, molecular ecology, genomics, and phylogenetics to address these focal areas. This work also combines manipulative and observational lab experiments with field research in sites across Costa Rica, central Africa, and the American subtropics.

Faculty Conducting Research in Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Contact Specialization
Mary Katherine Gonder
Director, Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program; Co-Founder, Central African Biodiversity Alliance; Associate Professor
PISB 420
mkg62@drexel.edu
Genomics, evolutionary processes, tropical biodiversity, conservation science, educational capacity building
Michael O'Connor PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 318
mike.oconnor@drexel.edu

Physiological and biophysical ecology

Sean O'Donnell, PhD
Professor
PISB 321
so356@drexel.edu

Animal behavior, neuroethology and brain evolution, social insects, tropical ecology