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Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Minor

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Minor
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Degree/Minor Description: 

The Ecology and Evolutionary Biology degree program offers broad training in biological systems spanning scales from molecules and genomes through organisms to communities and ecosystems. The program covers a wide range of topics, such as genome evolution, genetic analysis of complex traits, functional ecology and behavior, community and ecosystem ecology, ecological and evolutionary theory, and conservation biology. Students minoring in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology gain a strong foundation in the field.

Research Opportunities: 

Hammer Lab: The Hammer Lab has been a productive lab in human evolutionary genetics for the past 25 years. This lab has been an early adopter of NGS technology, applying whole genome analysis in humans, in great apes (GAPE Project), and in the Gibbon Genome project. 

Tree Ring Research Lab: The Tree-Ring Lab is recognized worldwide as a preeminent center for the advancement of tree-ring techniques and the broad application of dendrochronology in the social and environmental sciences. The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research at the University of Arizona was established in 1937 by A. E. Douglass, founder of the modern science of dendrochronology.

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Science Engagement