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Ecology, Evolution, & Conservation Biology 2019-2020

A partnership with the Chicago Botanic Gardens

This concentration uses genomic and other tools to address questions about how, where, when, and why species evolve; studies ecology through topics like climate change, pollination, habitat fragmentation, and more; and uses genomic, spatial, and ecological data to address habitat restoration, rare species conservation, and natural areas management.

Through this concentration, students will gain a detailed understanding of the interactions between ecology and evolution, and the impact of climate change, habitat fragmentation, invasive species and other factors on biodiversity and ecosystem health. Students will learn how to apply genetic, spatial, and ecological data to address practical issues like habitat restoration, natural areas management, and biodiversity conservation. A background in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology allows students to have a foundational understanding of the natural world and to pursue careers in a wide variety of fields, including natural resources management, health, environmental policy, academia, and more.

This concentration involves collaboration and the opportunity to pursue research with scientists from the Chicago Botanic Garden.


Undergraduates with a major in the Biological Sciences can choose from several concentrations.

The following courses are required in order to receive a Degree in the Program in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology:



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