In the Ecology and Evolution program, a mentor is typically chosen by incoming graduate students prior to matriculation. Individuals interested in our graduate program in Ecology and Evolution are urged to contact a potential thesis advisor early in the application process. Although students are not formally asked to declare a thesis advisor until the end of their first year, nearly all students establish this relationship upon arrival. Since research in our fields commonly involves a high degree of cooperation and interaction between the mentor and student, and a good working relationship is key to a rewarding experience in graduate school.
Students interested in our graduate program in Ecology and Evolution should examine the research interests of faculty in the following broad areas of investigation: