Organismal Ecology

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Organismal biology is a field of study that investigates species adaptations and how these adaptations help them to survive in their environment. Examples of such adaptations include pheromones that help insects attract mates, the presence of a symbiotic partner that assists in the acquisition of energy and nutrients, or a trait that helps a species to adapt to climate change. 

Our faculty conduct research across the following areas within organismal ecology: 

  • Chemical Ecology
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Physiological Ecology
  • Quantitative Ecology
  • Evolutionary Ecology

To learn more, please browse our faculty profiles