Ecologists and evolutionary biologists seek to understand the origin and complex interactions of the earth's biodiversity and ecosystems. Faculty and graduate students within the EEB Department include ecologists, evolutionary biologists, organismal biologists and systematists who analyze such topics as behavior, biogeochemistry, population dynamics, community structure, environmental physiology, disease ecology, biogeography, life history evolution, selection, speciation, species interactions, and phylogenetics. Their techniques include comparative and experimental approaches in ecology, ethology, genetics, molecular biology, morphology, paleontology, physiology, biochemistry and cytology. Many members of this group are specialists on particular groups of organisms.
The field of ecology and evolutionary biology is currently undergoing a dynamic phase of intellectual growth, with the emergence of multiple new fields and novel opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The University of Michigan's Ph.D. Program is designed to capitalize upon this vibrant intellectual environment, providing a rigorous, integrative academic experience that encourages the development and exploration of individual research goals. Completion of a dissertation research project under the guidance of a major advisor is the primary goal of your EEB doctoral studies. We are proud to offer a competitive support package to our doctoral students for a full five years of study.
This NSF-funded master's program has three primary goals:
- To bring students to the study of ecology and evolution who might not otherwise have considered it
- To give students opportunities to learn about the full range of subjects in ecology and evolution
- To prepare students to succeed in top-rated Ph.D. programs in ecology and evolution.
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