Ecology and Evolution of Chemical Defense in New Guinea Birds […]
I study how tree populations exist and persist. To do this, I integrate
theories and methods from ecology, evolutionary biology, and population
genetics. Because genetic diversity is a key ingredient to the ability
of populations to respond to environmental change, one element of my
research explores how genes move within and among landscapes through
pollen dispersal. [ read more]
BEC: Sean Prall, University of Washington School of Medicine
ISG & Anthro: Embodiment in Unequal Environments, Elizabeth Roberts, "Soda, Love and Public Health in Mexico City: A Bio-En
Center for Tropical Research: Hanna Mounce, "Recovery of the Kiwikiu"
IoES: Oppenheim Lecture Series 2016 Powering Earth: Is California's 100% Renewable Strategy Globally Viable?
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