The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary is an assembly of many research labs that focus on the functioning of ecosystems and the evolution of species. One half of our professors work on ecology of whole ecosystems, individual organisms, communities, and biogeochemistry. The other half of our faculty study the evolution, biogeography, and physiology of species. Our faculty and graduate students pursue basic research questions with conservation and societal implications. Graduate students are encouraged to develop their own research plans while working with their faculty supervisors, other professors, and fellow students to produce original research.
Students admitted to E&EB are guaranteed five years of full tuition, stipend support, summer stipend support, and health insurance during their PhD programs. We make this guarantee by ensuring that students have teaching assistantships which provide a stipend, and by helping students secure internal and external fellowships. Through Cornell and other funding sources, most E&EB students have fellowship for at least one year during their PhD program. Our community supports learning and collaboration, and provides a positive atmosphere for ecological and evolutionary research.
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OUR RESEARCH AREAS
Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Science – Christine Goodale, Jed Sparks, Robert Howarth
Community Ecology and Population Biology – Stephen Ellner, Monica Geber, Nelson Hairston, Alison Power, Anurag Agrawal, André Dhondt, Alexander Flecker, Drew Harvell, Andre Kessler, Jennifer Thaler
Evolutionary Patterns and Processes – Stephen Ellner, Monica Geber, Nelson Hairston, Amy McCune, Anurag Agrawal, Charles Aquadro, Andrew Clark, André Dhondt, Irby Lovette, Jeremy Searle, Maren Vitousek, Robert Reed, William Bemis, Kelly Zamudio
Organismal Biology – Amy McCune, Jed Sparks, Anurag Agrawal, André Dhondt, Alexander Flecker, Drew Harvell, Irby Lovette, Jeremy Searle, Maren Vitousek, William Bemis, Robert Reed, Kelly Zamudio
Plant-animal Interactions and Chemical Ecology – Monica Geber, Nelson Hairston, Alison Power, Anurag Agrawal, Drew Harvell, Andre Kessler, Jennifer Thaler
Sustainability, Environment, & Conservation – Stephen Ellner, Christine Goodale, Nelson Hairston, Alison Power, Kelly Zamudio, Anurag Agrawal, Andrew Clark, André Dhondt, John Fitzpatrick, Alexander Flecker, Drew Harvell, Robert Howarth, Andre Kessler, Irby Lovette
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