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.
Graduate Program Receives GAANN Grant for PhD Fellowships
The Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution has been awarded a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) graduate fellowship grant from the U.S.Department of Education. The training theme of this grant is ecology and evolution in urbanized environments, including cities themselves and the extensive terrestrial and aquatic environments affected by them. The GAANN provides up to three years of Ph.D. funding for each of five students. The first recipients of the fellowships are Tina Harrison and Rafael Valentin. Additional applications are solicited for 2014-2015
- 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
- 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