Ecology & Biodiversity (E&B) oversees a range of projects on fundamental research in ecology and evolution as well as applied work on environmental change.

(1) Marine Science, (2) Evolutionary & Environmental Biology, and (3) Global Change & Conservation, including climate change and other anthropogenic change.

For example, E&B labs have explored

  • the impacts of climate change on terrestrial plants and insects driven by global warming
  • how warming and ocean acidification may affect marine ecosystems and production systems
  • the paleoecology of biodiversity associated with historical climate change.

Our research integrates the marine, freshwater and terrestrial realms, using a diversity of approaches from molecular and genomics techniques to large-scale field-based experiments and global modeling. The range of taxa studied is diverse, from microbes to marine invertebrates, terrestrial and freshwater insects, as well as globally-threatened species of fishes, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

By clicking the following lab to explore more details of individual groups of research interests.

Ashton Lab
Baker Lab Bonebrake Lab
Cannicci Lab Chan Lab Dingle Lab
Dudgeon Lab Gaitan-Espitia Lab Guenard Lab
Habimana Lab Hau Lab McIlory Lab
Merila Lab
Mumby Lab Russell Lab
Sadovy Lab Saunders Lab Schunter Lab
Sin Lab Vengatesen Lab Williams Lab
Wu Lab Yasuhara Lab


If you’d like to contact¬†our Faculty member who is carrying out research closest to your interests, you could check our Staff page.¬†