New insights into the systematics, evolution and feeding anatomy of baleen whales […]
I study very species - rich plant communities-tropical rain forests. I
particularly want to know the answer to a classic question in ecology:
how can so many tree species coexist in tropical forests? To try to
find out, in 1980 a colleague, Robin Foster, and I set up a permanent
forest plot on Barro Colorado Island (BCI) in the Panama Canal. [ read more]
Evolutionary Medicine Series: Barbara Natterson-Horowitz: "The Origins of Heart Disease: 4.3 Billion Years of Insights for Clinicians"
IoES: Oppenheim Lecture Series: "California's Climate Future: Water and the Sierra Nevada"
Welcome to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UCLA, home of the Biology Major.
Our mission is to provide new knowledge of the ecological and evolutionary processes that produce and
sustain life on Earth and to educate the next generation of scholars, professionals, and citizens for the
biological, environmental and biotechnological challenges of the future.
Our faculty members are engaged in exciting, high-quality research that generates a dynamic learning
environment for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students.
For undergraduates, we offer a choice
of a broad-based major in biology and two specialized majors within ecology and evolutionary biology. We
provide extensive individual research opportunities with professors and exciting field courses taught
around the world. Our graduate program has strengths in theoretical ecology, molecular ecology,
behavioral ecology, evolutionary genetics, evolutionary conservation, paleobiology, marine biology, and
tropical biology. Please explore our website and learn more about our educational programs and research
Thanks for your interest,
Professor and Department Chair