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Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Biology

Graduate Studies

Evolution, Ecology & Behavior Graduate Program

Our EEB program provides training in the evolutionary, ecology, and behavioral processes that underlie patterns of life and diversity. Our faculty research frontiers of fields such as population genetics and genomics, quantitative genetics, molecular evolution, evolution of development, phylogenetics, community and ecosystem ecology, ecology and evolution of infectious disease and symbiosis, microbial ecology and evolution, invasion biology, behavioral endocrinology, behavioral genetics, and sensory processes. We focus on discoveries at basic science but also seek application of our research. We seek to train innovative, independent scientists who publish in top-tier journals and win prestigious awards while preparing for rewarding careers in and out of academia.

Why Come to Indiana University's EEB Program?

  • Long and illustrious history of evolutionary research at the university.
  • Widely recognized as one of the top EEB graduate programs anywhere.
  • Individually tailored training programs allow students to develop their own interests and excel creatively.
  • Exceptionally collegial, cooperative, and rigorous research environment.
  • Our large and active faculty provides unrivaled opportunities for training in a range of specializations within EEB.
  • Our outstanding graduate students provide an unparalleled set of colleagues that greatly enhance our training mission.
  • Generous financial support that is guaranteed for five years.
  • Bloomington is a beautiful, easy-to-commute, affordable community that is often ranked in "most-desirable places to live" lists. Its musical and other arts offerings are world-class. Finally, it offers a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities in beautiful surroundings. We are located in one of the largest hardwood forest areas in the United States with hills, hollows, lakes, rivers, and many "blue highways."

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