Students collect data from a mountain lake.

Research is at the center of both the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Graduate students in the program pursue questions at all levels of ecological organization including:

  • behavioral ecology
  • population ecology
  • community ecology
  • landscape ecology
  • ecosystem ecology

In addition, students take core ecology courses and seminars and attend short workshops designed to improve teaching and professional skills.

Students have access to excellent research equipment and facilities, both in the lab and in the field.