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.
E&E students receive awards from the Graduate School-New Brunswick.
Jeremy Feinberg (pictured below) received a Dean's Award for Excellence in Research from the Graduate School-New Brunswick for his discovery of a new species of leopard frog on Staten Island. .
Reported in the New York Times on March 14, 2012, Jeremy and his co-authors published the findings in an issue of the journal Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, currently available online. Read the New York Times article here: Read More
Orion Weldon received an Honorable Mention from the Graduate School -New Brunswick for Undergraduate Teaching by a Graduate Student.
The awards will be presented at a reception on April 24th. Anyone interested in attending should contact the Graduate School.
Congratulations to both Jeremy and Orion!
- January and May 2012 degrees conferred
- 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
EcoGSA Eminent Ecologist Seminar:
Dr. John Thompson
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
University of California, Santa Cruz
"The assembly of networks of coevolving species"
The semimar is on April 4th in the Alampi Room of the Marine and Coastal Sciences Building at 4:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
- 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