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Research on how and why living things, at all levels of biological organization--from genes and genomes to populations and species--change over time. 

Faculty expertise in area

Michael Breed - insect behavior; sociality; kin recognition
Nancy Emery - phenology; dispersal; local adaptation; plasticity
Luke Evans - statistical and quantitative genetics of complex traits; population genetics; selection and adaptation; human behavior
Sam Flaxman - modeling; population genetics; speciation; genomics
Ambika Kamath - behavioral ecology, evolutionary ecology, cross-disciplinary research with social sciences and humanities
Nolan Kane - genomics; bioinformatics; speciation; hybridization
Pat Kocioleck - taxonomy, systematics, evolution and ecology of diatoms
Andrew Martin - ecology; population genetics; conservation genetics
Andrew McAdam - natural selection, adaptation, quantitative genetics, social evolution, plasticity
Daniel Meulemans Medeiros - evolutionary developmental biology of vertebrates
Jeffry B. Mitton - population genetics; pine beetle dynamics
Rebecca Safran - sexual selection; speciation; population genetics; genomics
Stacey Smith - evolutionary genetics; molecular phylogenetics; plant-pollinator interactions
David Stock - evolutionary developmental biology; morphological evolution
Scott Taylor - hybridization; speciation; evolutionary ecology; and population genomics (primarily of birds).
Erin Tripp - macroevolution; plant pigment evolution; lichenology