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Sustainability, Environment & Conservation

To learn about some specific projects relevant to real-world problems, click on the topic of interest below.

David Pimentel
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James Morin
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Peter Marks
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Paul Feeny
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Brian Chabot
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Evolutionary Patterns and Processes

Research in our department spans the micro- to macroevolution continuum and includes the evolution of genes and genomes; the developmental basis of evolutionary change; the interplay between ecology, behavior and evolution; and the origin, maintenance, and classification of diversity.

Organismal Biology

Organismal biology, the study of structure, function, ecology and evolution at the level of the organism, provides a rich arena for investigation on its own, but also plays a central role in answering conceptual questions about both ecology and evolution.

Plant-animal Interactions and Chemical Ecology

The study of chemically mediated organismal interactions has a long and successful history at Cornell. Within the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB), current research covers two major priority areas: plant-animal interactions and coral disease ecology.