Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is one of three departments in the Biological Sciences at the University of Connecticut . We currently have 35 faculty members, plus 6 emeritus faculty members and 6 adjunct professors in the department. About 56 graduate students are currently studying for M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. Research in the department covers a wide range of fields, including behavioral ecology of vertebrates and invertebrates, systematics and evolution of plants and animals, population and community ecology, functional morphology and development, and conservation biology.
EEB offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees and graduate students pursuing research-based degrees receive full financial support. We invite applications from qualified students with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in any facet of biology who are interested in graduate study in ecology and evolutionary biology. Students with unusual backgrounds who show a strong commitment to and potential for academic work in biology are also considered. Currently, the department has about 55 graduate students pursuing our three graduate degrees. These students come from throughout the U.S., and from Central America, Asia and Europe.
A research-based master’s degree completed in association with a faculty sponsor from the EEB department. Many students completing this degree choose to continue in the Ph.D. program at UConn or at another institution. Other students have gone on to work with nature centers, and local, state or federal governmental positions associated with biology or environmental concerns, or have taken biology teaching positions.
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