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The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is located in Boggs Center for Energy and Biotechnology Building on Tulane University's uptown campus. Faculty offices and laboratories are also in Stern Hall and Israel Environmental Sciences Building.

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Aerial view of river

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology is committed to excellence in teaching and research. We strive to integrate our scientific and educational missions in ecology and evolutionary biology by discovering new knowledge through programmatic research and by providing a rich learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate students. We prepare our students for a wide range of disciplines, from biology, environmental science, and conservation to law, medicine, and public health.

We emphasize three main areas of academic inquiry: tropical biology, wetlands ecology, and global change biology. We study organisms, populations, communities, ecosystems and global systems as we focus our efforts on conservation biology, ecosystem ecology, environmental biology, evolutionary biology, global change, tropical ecology, and systematics. Our research is centered geographically in the subtropics — especially Louisiana — and the tropics, although we explore life in other regions of the Earth as well. Undergraduate and graduate students alike are important contributors to our effort to create and disseminate knowledge about organisms and their environments.