Predicting Climate Change on a Green Planet: The Scope of the Challenge
Dr. John Harte

Predicting Climate Change on a Green Planet: The Scope of the Challenge […]

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My research combines paleontological studies and geology with molecular approaches to understand the early evolution of animal life. We are pursuing this work as part of the "Advent of Complex Life" - NASA Astrobiology group, combining studies of the geologic and geochemical context of this early evolution with studies of the phylogeny, genomics and metabolic processes of relevant modern organisms. [ read more]

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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.

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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.

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Peter Nonacs
Professor and Department Chair