Rutgers School of Environmental and Biological Sciences [Ecology and Evolution Graduate Program]
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Ecology and Evolution at Rutgers has a long and distinguished history. The graduate program includes approximately 80 faculty and 60 graduate students. The program is interdisciplinary in nature and offers graduate education and training in microbial, plant, animal, and human ecology under the direction of outstanding faculty located at three campuses (New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden); two marine stations (in Tuckerton and Bivalve); the Pinelands Field Station in New Lisbon; and the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies in Millbrook, New York.

Members of the faculty actively pursue research in conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, evolutionary biology, marine biology, microbial ecology, population and community ecology, population genetics, and restoration ecology.

Students may study toward either M.S. or Ph.D. degrees. An M.S. is not required to enter the Ph.D. program.




Welcome to the incoming class of Fall 2014!

We are welcoming a large incoming class this fall. Please check the More News sections for details on our incoming students.

Congratulations to Molly MacLeod on her receipt of an EPA STAR Fellowship.

Molly, a Ph.D. candidate in Rachael Winfree's pollination ecology lab (, has been awarded a highly competitive two-year US Environmental Protection Agency Science to Achieve Results (STAR) graduate fellowship. Molly's research uses a four-year field experiment to explore questions about plant-pollinator networks and the restoration of both crop-pollinating and rare bee species. The total award amount covering tuition, fees, stipend and research costs is $84,000. 

Congratulations Molly!

Congratulations to two incoming E&E students on their receipt of National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships!

The program is also welcoming two incoming students with National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Jennifer Hoey is entering the Malin Pinsky lab and Michael Roswell is entering the Rachael Winfree lab.

Congratulations Jennifer and Mike.


  1. More News

  2. January and May 2014 degrees conferred
  3. Newsletter
  1. E&E Gradute Program Seminars every Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in the Alampi Room of the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building. This seminar series presents speakers invited from inside and outside Rutgers University to speak on the most current research being conducted in the fields of ecology and evolution. Listing
  2. Graduate student seminars are presented every Friday at 4:30 in Room 123 of the Environmental and Natural Resources Building. These seminars are informal gatherings where graduate students present their current research and other topics of interest to their peers. Schedule