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Sustainability, Environment & Conservation
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, 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.