The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was founded in 2001 after reorganization of the biological sciences in the College of Literature, Science, and the Arts at the University of Michigan. In 2011, EEB, the Herbarium and the Museum of Zoology merged in order to enhance our broad strengths in evolutionary biology by further integrating the programs.
The department comprises over 30 faculty members with diverse research interests in the following areas:
- Biogeography and paleobiology
- Ecosystem ecology and biogeochemistry
- Evolution of behavior, life histories, and morphology
- Evolutionary genetics and genomics
- Global change biology and sustainability
- Phylogenetics and phylogeography
- Population and community ecology
A number of our faculty have joint appointments in:
- Life Sciences Institute
- Museum of Paleontology
- Museum of Zoology
- School of Natural Resources & Environment
They are affiliated with programs such as:
A number of additional faculty with appointments in the following units are affiliated with our department and contribute to our intellectual diversity and teaching strength.