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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
Department Head; Director, Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program; Co-Founder, Central African Biodiversity Alliance; Professor
PISB 420
Genomics, evolutionary processes, tropical biodiversity, conservation science, educational capacity building
Michael O'Connor PhD
Professor, Department of Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science
PISB 318

Physiological and biophysical ecology