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Ecology and Biodiversity

Division of Ecology & Biodiversity

 
 
Ocean with Sea Turtle

 

The Division of Ecology & Biodiversity (DEB) oversees a range of projects on fundamental research in ecology and evolution as well as applied work on environmental change.

(1) Marine Science, (2) Evolutionary & Environmental Biology, and (3) Global Change & Conservation, including climate change and other anthropogenic change.

 

For example, DEB labs have explored:
 
  1. The impacts of climate change on terrestrial plants and insects driven by global warming;
  2. How warming and ocean acidification may affect marine ecosystems and production systems; and
  3. The paleoecology of biodiversity associated with historical climate change.
 

Our research integrates the marine, freshwater and terrestrial realms, using a diversity of approaches from molecular and genomics techniques to large-scale field-based experiments and global modeling. The range of taxa studied is diverse, from microbes to marine invertebrates, terrestrial and freshwater insects, as well as globally-threatened species of fishes, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.

 

Research Groups

Insect Biodiversity & Biogeography Lab

Insect Biodiversity & Biogeography Lab

Yasuhara Lab

Biodiversity and Paleontology

Integrative Biology & Evolutionary Ecology Research

Integrative Biology & Evolutionary Ecology Research

Tropical IntertiDal Ecology group (TIDE)

Tropical IntertiDal Ecology group (TIDE)

Biodiversity and Environmental Change Lab

Biodiversity and Environmental Change Lab

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Lab

Global Change and Tropical Conservation Lab

Global Change and Tropical Conservation Lab

Molecular Ecology & Evolution

Molecular Ecology & Evolution

The Sin Lab

The Sin Lab

Aquatic Ecology & Toxicology Lab

Aquatic Ecology & Toxicology Lab

Global Ecology and Remote Sensing Lab

Global Ecology and Remote Sensing Lab

Billy Hau Lab

Billy Hau Lab

Applied Behavioural Ecology and Conservation

Applied Behavioural Ecology and Conservation

Tropical Urban Evolutionary Ecology Lab

Tropical Urban Evolutionary Ecology Lab

Integrated Mangrove Ecology Lab (iMEco Lab)

Integrated Mangrove Ecology Lab (iMEco Lab)

Marine Futures Laboratory

Marine Futures Laboratory