Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Programs

The department comprises a large number of biologists with a variety of research interests. 3 broad overlapping themes capture the interests and activities in EEB — biodiversity and macroevolution, ecology and global change biology, and evolutionary mechanisms. The department offers graduate study leading to Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in botany, entomology, and ecology and evolutionary biology. General information about the department and its faculty, current graduate students, admission, and financial support may be found on the department's website.

Neotropical biodiversity is a special area of concentration among EEB faculty. Many faculty members have courtesy appointments in the Latin American Area Studies Program, which fosters multidisciplinary research in Latin America across the campus. KU is a member of the Organization for Tropical Studies, and many faculty members and students participate in advanced, field-oriented OTS courses. Graduate students can receive fellowships for courses, e.g. BIOL 786 Fundamentals of Tropical Biology, or research projects in Costa Rica. Other EEB faculty have research concentrations in Asia, Africa, Antarctica, and elsewhere, creating a genuinely global reach for EEB research activities.

(B.A. and B.S. degree programs in biology are listed under Biology Undergraduate Programs.)

Contact Info

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Ave., Room 2041
Lawrence, KS 66045-7566
Christopher Haufler, Chair
Maria Orive, Associate Chair for Faculty Affairs

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Haworth Hall
1200 Sunnyside Ave., Room 2041C
Lawrence, KS 66045-7566
Sharon Billings, Associate Chair for Graduate Studies
A. Townsend Peterson, Graduate Program Advisor
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