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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

Institute research to look at climate stresses

Prairies from California to Washington state are catching the heat not just from wildfires but also from warming temperatures. For ranchers, it all means stress on pastureland. Full Story

Research from the Bradshaw – Holzapfel lab featured in AroundtheO

UO biologists seek to take bite out of mosquitoes It’s only a first step, but a project led by two UO scientists eventually could deliver welcome news to outdoor lovers and the medical community. Full article

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.