The Program in Ecology, Behavior & Evolution (EBE) includes exciting and innovative courses and cutting-edge research opportunities in behavioral ecology and sociobiology, molecular ecology and evolution, community ecology, biochemical ecology, population biology, tropical ecology, ecosystem ecology, and conservation biology. Integrative and cross-disciplinary research is strongly encouraged and a broad organismal perspective is emphasized. Faculty research investigates a broad array of organisms, including microbes, protists, fungi, plants, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals living in freshwater, marine, and terrestrial ecosystems in both temperate and tropical regions.

The group has a particularly strong track record of training international students and conducting research in tropical regions around the world. We have recently expanded our expertise in community and ecosystem ecology with faculty conducting research on temperate forests in New England. Faculty laboratories and other shared facilities on campus are well equipped for microscopy, molecular genetics, stable isotope analyses, mass spectrometry, and other methods necessary for modern integrative research.

The EBE program is greatly enriched by its affiliation with faculty from the Center for Ecology & Conservation Biology, the Marine Program, and the Departments of Earth & Environment and Anthropology. Field research and training opportunities are available at the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Amazonian rainforest of eastern Ecuador and the Sargent Center for Outdoor Education in southern New Hampshire. Many of our faculty also have affiliations with other research centers supporting field-based research.

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