Yellow warbler on Santa Cruz Island

Research in the footsteps of Darwin

This yellow warbler, from the Galapagos Islands (inset), was sampled as part of a study from Tom Smith's lab examining genetic variation on several of the Islands. (Photo by J. Chaves, 2008)

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Dan Blumstein
I am fascinated by animal behavior, and I have been studying behavior in a population of yellow - bellied marmots at Rocky Mountain Biological Station for many years. One long - standing question we have been attempting to answer in marmots is: how is the size of marmot groups regulated?

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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 activities. [ less]

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