Ecosystem Experts

The Applied Ecology department exists to advance and share fundamental and novel discoveries in ecology and apply them to our greatest environmental challenges.

Understanding Our Planet

Working at the intersection of basic and applied life sciences, our researchers confront local problems and solve global challenges.

Our topics of interest and levels of analysis range from the study of single species to entire ecosystems. Whether studying jellyfish blooms or biomarkers of exposure, our students, staff and faculty are passionate about understanding the living world and applying ecological principles to solving societal challenges.

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