Research in EEB spans the full range of biological diversity and includes understanding the diversity of organisms, discerning their history, accounting for their characteristics (evolutionary processes), analyzing the function of their features (functional organismal biology), and understanding how organisms affect and are affected by environmental factors.
How the physiological activities of organisms interact with the physical environment to control the flow of energy and cycling of nutrients in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems.
Studies of the effects of human activities on ecological systems through modifications of the physical environment, climate system, disturbance, extinctions and introductions of biota.
The evolution of organismal attributes pertaining to mechanisms and processes associated with the origins and function of adaptations within species and of biodiversity.
The study of the diversification patterns of organisms and their shared biogeographic histories by analyzing molecular and morphological characters using computational technology.
The study of the history of life, particularly the diversification and extinction of lineages, the evolution of morphology, and ecological interactions on a changing planet.
The focus is to understand and predict the dynamics of host-pathogen interactions in time and space and to explore the outcomes of their co-evolutionary arms race.