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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

IE2 professor Peter Ralph quoted in Healthline article

IE2 professor Peter Ralph discusses the health consequences of genetically similar populations in Healthline article, “Are You Related to the Person You Married?”: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/are-you-related-to-the-person-you-married.

Roy lab called upon technology to solve an evolutionary riddle

Featured in the winter Cascade here : http://cascade.uoregon.edu/winter2017/features/the-great-pretender/

MOCHA Study shows Climate Regulation of Harmful Algal Blooms

The NOAA-funded MOCHA (Monitoring Oregon’s Coastal Harmful Algae) team, that includes IE2 member Michelle Wood as a co-PI, has found that high levels of the neurotoxin domoic acid (DA) in shellfish on the U.S. west coast are linked to warm conditions of  major climate cycles like the El Niño ... Read More