Populations and Communities

Two deer

Population ecology is a field of study that focuses on understanding how populations of particular species interact with their environment. Phenomena investigated include biodiversity and extinction, for example. Community ecology investigates the properties of and interactions among two or more groups of populations, including studies of species richness, predation, and food webs, among other topics.

Our faculty conduct research across the following areas within this sphere: 

  • Behavioral and Human Ecology
  • Conservation Biology
  • Evolutionary Ecology
  • Population Ecology

To learn more, please browse our faculty profiles