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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

Working group explores predictive models for microbiomes

Jessica Green and Ashkaan Fahimipour organized a 3-day working group at the Santa Fe Institute on the topic of modeling microbiomes. Former IE2 postdocs James O’Dwyer and Steve Kembel  were among the participants.. Some press from the group: http://www.santafe.edu/news/item/happening-now-sfi ... Read More

Researcher crowdfunds basic science.

There is a crisis in research funding, and grassroots support may hold the answer for the most foundational branches of science. Eugene, OR — Dr. Roo Vandegrift, a recent graduate of the doctoral program through the Institute of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Oregon, has launching a ... Read More

Michelle Wood addresses Oregon Legislative Task Force on Shellfish – May 31, 2016

Michelle Wood attended the  Oregon Legislative Task Force on Shellfish meeting on May 31st in Charleston, Oregon, and briefed task force members on harmful algal blooms that affect shellfish in Oregon.