Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

MSU has an outstanding program in all of these core areas, with students and faculty pursuing research and other scholarly activities both locally and around the nation and globe. The images that you see above and as you move through this site are only a small sample of the diverse organisms that we study, the research sites where we conduct our research, and the many people who are part of the EEBB Program.

The EEBB Program at MSU has an unusual organization that facilitates interdisciplinary interactions among our students and faculty, while allowing participants to engage in the program's activities at different levels depending on individual interests and availability. Both students and faculty have their primary appointments administered by a home department. Our students pursue either a dual-degree Ph.D. in Ecology, Evolutionary Biology & Behavior and the home department or, alternatively, a Master's degree in the home department with a specialization in EEBB. Our students take required courses in ecology, evolutionary biology, and relevant quantitative methods as well as any additional coursework required by their home departments. Students and faculty alike participate in the weekly seminar series that features outstanding scientists and scholars from other institutions, as well as occasional student and faculty speakers from our own program.

If you are a prospective or current student, we hope that you will find the EEBB Program at MSU an exciting opportunity to enhance your graduate studies and research. We look forward to hearing from you, and would welcome your application for admission to the program. Please do keep in mind that all our students must have a home department, so you should begin your formal application process there after you have studied what the EEBB Program has to offer. You can then apply jointly to a selected home department and the EEBB Program or, alternatively, you may apply for admission to EEBB after you have been accepted by a home department.

Kay E. Holekamp, Director

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September 13, 2018
Nathan Sanders

Nathan Sanders, Environmental Program, University of Vermont
"Using m2 plots, mechanistic experiments, and macroecological models to understand biodiversity in a warming world"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Sciences)
Contact:  Christopher Warneke

September 14, 2018
Nathan Sanders

Nathan Sanders, Environmental Program, University of Vermont
"Experimental macroecology: A field in need of experiments and ecology"
10:45 am, Stack 237
Contact:  Nick Haddad

October 4, 2018
Eileen Hebets

Eileen Hebets, Biological Sciences,University Nebraska-Lincoln
"Sensory systems, learning, and communication - insights from the enigmatic world of arachnids"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Kenna Lehmann

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