Division of Ecology & Biodiversity
The Division of Ecology & Biodiversity (DEB) 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, DEB labs have explored 1.) the impacts of climate change on terrestrial plants and insects driven by global warming, 2.) how warming and ocean acidification may affect marine ecosystems and production systems, and 3.) 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.
If you’d like to contact our Faculty member who is carrying out research closest to your interests, you could check our Staff page.