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.
- The impacts of climate change on terrestrial plants and insects driven by global warming;
- How warming and ocean acidification may affect marine ecosystems and production systems; and
- 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.