Klarman Fellows pursue research in any discipline in the College, including natural sciences, social sciences, humanities and the creative arts as well as cross-disciplinary fields. The application deadline is October 14.Read More
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
In the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) we value science and education grounded in the natural history of organisms, and have a desire to understand the patterns and processes that structure communities and ecosystems, and drive evolutionary change over all geographical and time scales. As new methods allow us to gain insight into ecological and evolutionary mechanism and function, we seek to refine fundamental concepts, to integrate findings into novel theory, and to contribute to solutions for environmental challenges.
EEB grad student Bryce Robinson travels across much of the lower 48 states to study Red-tailed Hawks (Buteo jamaicensis) in an attempt to gather extensive range-wide samples and uncover the evolutionary history of this highly diverse raptor. A common and widespread species, the Red-tailed Hawk represents an excellent opportunity to understand the evolution and maintenance of traits such as plumage polymorphism, both between and within populations. Bryce is a member of the team behind The Red-tailed Hawk Project, a research collaboration focused on the ecology and evolution of these birds.
Our Department in the News
A world leader in the study of population genetics of the fruit fly, Aquadro studies the amount of diversity that exists within and between the genomes of organisms.Read More
Angela Nankabirwa's Africa Fund Fellowship is supporting efforts to collect and analyze harmful algal bloom samples taken from Africa’s Lake Victoria this summer.Read More
While many scientists say field courses shaped their careers and benefit their students, few studies quantify their effects. Cornell researchers want to change that.Read More
EEB faculty and grad students part of Cornell research team using a combination of ecological field methods and cutting-edge AI to help detect eelgrass wasting disease.Read More
This year’s Academic Venture Fund (AVF) seed grants for research support equitable and sustainable development, offshore wind energy, and improved indoor air quality.Read More
EEB assistant prof Meredith Holgerson receives 3-year grant from the NY State Department of Environmental Conservation to examine greenhouse gas dynamics related to ponds and wetlands.Read More