Overview

Overview

The Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara provides broad, interdisciplinary training leading to the Master of Arts and the Doctor of Philosophy degrees with an emphasis on ecology and evolution as broadly defined. The diversity of research interests, perspectives, and expertise within the Department promotes the development of a broad foundation in ecology and evolution and appreciation for interdisciplinary approaches to education and research. It also allows students to develop depth in specific subdisciplines, including population and community ecology; ecosystems ecology, limnology, and biological oceanography; ecological physiology; evolution; population genetics; and organismal biology. Faculty in the Department are strong in both field and laboratory-based approaches and most combine both in their research programs.

Graduate students, most of them Ph.D. students, are engaged in research with faculty in EEMB. We are committed to providing a stimulating research and educational environment with the goal of helping our graduate students become top-tier scientists working on cutting-edge problems. Since graduate training is largely an apprenticeship system and students accepted into EEMB must have a faculty sponsor before they can be admitted, we encourage you to explore this website fully and contact individual faculty whose research programs interest you by e-mail or phone. Faculty are always interested in contacts from potential graduate students. We also encourage you to visit the campus and check out our exciting programs first hand.