Ecology and Evolution of Chemical Defense in New Guinea Birds […]
I am interested in improving the scientific basis for conservation
programs to preserve biological diversity. Many approaches in
conservation are not sufficiently evidence - and science - based, often
relying on personal experience or conventional wisdom with little or no
connection to theoretical or empirical work on the evolutionary ecology
of the organisms to be conserved. [ read more]
Marschak Colloquium: Mercedes Pascual, University of Michigan, "Climate forcing and infectious disease dynamics in changing human landscapes"
IoES: "Life Scales: the Mutual Constitution of Living and Political Forms", Giuseppe Testa
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,
Daniel T. Blumstein
Professor and Department Chair