Ecology and Evolution
The Ecology and Evolution (EE) program at the University of Montana was created nearly three decades ago, with the fusion of UM Botany and Zoology programs. While founded on the principle that questions in ecology and evolution transcend taxonomic categories, EE retains a strong emphasis on the organism. Specifically, we foster faculty and students whose research investigates patterns of natural variation and the processes that generate them. EE has long been outstanding in conservation biology, ecology, and functional morphology; more recently, we have added new strengths in evolutionary genomics.
Physiological ecology fieldwork on the Montana-Idaho border (photo: Anna Sala)