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The Institute of Ecology and Evolution (IE²) facilitates research and graduate education in ecology and evolutionary biology. The institute fosters a collegial and stimulating intellectual environment for world-class research in molecular evolution, evolutionary genetics, evolution of development, and microbial, population, community, and ecosystems ecology.

IE² maintains close ties to the UO Departments of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology, and Landscape Architecture, as well as the Institutes for Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, and Marine Biology.Together, IE²’s students and faculty are working in the laboratory and the field to address fundamental and applied questions about the organization and history of life on earth.

In IE² News

Open Position for Assistant Professor Evolutionary Biology

Assistant Professor Evolutionary Biology Institute of Ecology and Evolution and Department of Biology University of Oregon       The University of Oregon Institute of Ecology and Evolution ( and the Department of Biology invite applications for a tenure-related ... Read More

Emeritus professor George Carroll receives distinguished scientist award

Carroll’s exceptional career — which began in 1967 as an assistant professor at the UO — is now being recognized by the Mycological Society of America, which is presenting him with the Distinguished Mycologist Award. The award is one of the highest honors bestowed by the society. It ... Read More

Michelle Wood at the Coastal Caucus Economic Summit

Michelle Wood will be participating in a panel addressing Oregon’s challenges and research needs with respect to ocean acidification and hypoxia at the Oregon Coastal Caucus Economic Summit in Grand Ronde on Wednesday, August 26. Other panel participants include faculty from Oregon State ... Read More