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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

Biology and Agriculture using friendly microbes

At the Institute of Ecology and Evolution, researchers have long been on the cutting edge of microbiome research.  Daniel Thomas, a PhD student in the Roy Lab at IE2, is taking his studies on the plant microbiome out of the lab and into a remote Andean Valley in South America, where he hopes to ... Read More

Graduate Rotation Talks: 6/6/14

Graduate Rotation Talks 331 Klamath Hall Tuesday, 10 June 2014 10:00 AM Andrea Loes Harms 10:15 Jarrett Lebov Harms 10:30 James McDermott Nolan 10:45 Sunny Ketchum Berglund   BREAK   11:15 Kimberly Jones Prehoda 11:30 William Storck Selker 11:45 Gabriel Yette Stankunas   LUNCH   ... Read More

GrEBES “Astrobiology: Life at the Limits” Spring Seminar Series

  The Astrobiology: Life at the Limits Spring Seminar Series is a free and public event that brings in three distinguished speakers to the University of Oregon to give a public talk about Astrobiology, a general science topic of interest to our Eugene community. This three-part series will be ... Read More