MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

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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November 15, 2018
Andrew Whitehead

Environmental Toxicology, University California - Davis
"When evolution is the solution to pollution: The genomic basis of rapid adaptation to extreme environmental change"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Andrew Thompson

November 29, 2018
Charles Derby

Neurobiology and Biology, Georgia State University
"Escape by inking:  Marine mollusks avoid predators with diverse chemicals and mechanisms"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Taylor Rupp

December 6, 2018
Leslie Ries

Biology, Georgetown University 
"Modeling butterfly phenology and phenological mismatch is an increasingly warming world"
3:30 p.m., 1420 BPS (Biomedical Physical Science)
Contact:  Elise Zipkin

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