Racing to Extinction: How Physiological Tipping Points are Dictating the Vulnerability of Large Mammals to Anthropogenic Disturbance […]
I am a paleontologist interested in deducing the ecology and behavior of
extinct animals. For example, how can we determine if extinct species
were social? At Rancho La Brea (the famous tar pits in Los Angeles),
large Pleistocene carnivores were lured to their death by the sounds and
smells of herbivores trapped in sticky asphalt. [ read more]
BEC: Kim Hill, "The evolution of human uniqueness"
UCLA Institute for Society and Genetics: 2017 Winter Lecture Series
Institute for Pure and Applied Mathematics: 2017 Green Family Lectures
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
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