Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology Group at UC-Irvine


The Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology Group includes
faculty from the departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Earth System Science . Research interests are varied and include:

    • Behavioral ecology (Burley, Mooney)

    • Biogeography (Avise, Hawkins, Sorte)

    • Community ecology (Bracken, Huxman, A. Martiny, J. Martiny, Mooney, Rasmann, Sorte)

    • Community-ecosystem interactions (Bracken, Huxman, Treseder)

    • Conservation Biology (Avise, Bowler, Mooney)

    • Ecosystem ecology/biogeochemistry (Allison, Bracken, Goulden, Huxman, Randerson,

      Treseder)

    • Evolution of plant breeding systems (Campbell, Sakai, Weller)

    • Global change (Allison, Goulden, Huxman, Mooney, Randerson, A. Martiny, J. Martiny,

       Sorte, Treseder)

    • Host-parasite interactions (Hawkins, Mooney, Yan)

    • Invasive species biology (Bowler, Huxman Sakai, Sorte, Weller)

    • Macro-ecology (Hawkins, Rasmann, Sorte)

    • Marine ecology (Bracken, A. Martiny, J. Martiny, Sorte)

    • Microbial ecology (Allison, A. Martiny, J. Martiny, Treseder)

    • Mutualism (Bracken, Campbell, Mooney, Rasmann)

    • Plant-animal interactions (Bracken, Campbell, Mooney, Rasmann)

    • Plant ecological genetics (Campbell, Sakai, Weller)

    • Plant ecology (Campbell, Huxman, Mooney, Goulden, Rasmann Sakai, Weller)

    • Plant genomics and evolution (Gaut, Clegg)

    • Population Ecology (Avise, Bowler, Campbell, Huxman Mooney, Sorte Yan)

    • Restoration biology (Bowler, Huxman)

Through a combination of seminars, reading groups, faculty presentations, and graduate level courses, graduate students are exposed to issues especially relevant to their research interests. The collegiality and interactions among faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in this group provide a supportive and dynamic environment for research in ecology and evolutionary ecology.

There are strong linkages within the department between the Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology Group and the Evolutionary Genetics Research Group, the Center for Comparative and Evolutionary Physiology and the Center for Environmental Biology.  The Ecology and Evolutionary Ecology Group also maintains close ties with global change ecologists in the Department of Earth System Science.

A wide range of facilities and field sites support the research of the faculty, postdocs, and graduate students in this area.

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