Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Brown University shares a common interest in how organisms work and interact, and how these mechanisms and interactions evolved. 

Our work is directed toward understanding biological systems at the individual, population, and community levels of organization. Major conceptual areas pursued by our department include functional morphology, foraging ecology, the adaptive significance of animal behavior, sexual selection, insect mating behavior, population genetics, phylogenetics, marine community ecology, theoretical population and community ecology, and ecosystem ecology. We study a wide variety of organisms, including plants, insects and spiders, ungulates, reptiles, birds, primates (including humans), marine invertebrates, algae, bacteria, and viruses. 

Faculty Administrative Positions

Porder, Stephen, Graduate Program Co-Director for the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program

Ramachandran, Sohini, Co-Director of Graduate Studies for the Center of Computational Biology

Ramachandran, Sohini, Director of the Center for Computational Molecular Biology

Rand, David, Chair of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Roberts, Thomas, Vice Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Weinreich, Daniel, Graduate Program Co-Director for the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Graduate Program

Faculty Positions

Allen, Justine, Adjunct Instructor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Alpert, Lauren, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Amatangelo, Kathryn, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Baier, David, Adjunct Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Bertness, Mark, Professor of Biology

Bertness, Mark, Robert P. Brown Professor of Biology

Brainerd, Elizabeth, Professor of Biology

Cardon, Zoe, Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Chew, Amy, Lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Dunn, Casey, Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Edwards, Erika, Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Gatesy, Stephen, Professor of Biology

Giblin, Anne, Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Goslow Jr, George, Professor Emeritus of Biology

Hanlon, Roger, Adjunct Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Janis, Christine, Professor Emerita of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Kartzinel, Rebecca, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

Kartzinel, Tyler, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environment and Society

Kellner, James, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environment and Society

Leslie, Andrew, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Marsh, Richard, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

McGreevy, Thomas, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Metzger, Keith, Adjunct Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Morse, Douglass, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

Morse, Douglass, Hermon Bumpus Professor Emeritus of Biology

Porder, Stephen, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and Environment and Society

Ramachandran, Sohini, Associate Professor of Biology

Rand, David, Professor of Biology

Rand, David, Stephen T. Olney Professor of Natural History

Ritter, Dale, Senior Lecturer in Biology

Roberts, Thomas, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Sax, Dov, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Smith, Katherine, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

Swartz, Sharon, Professor of Biology

Tatar, Marc, Professor of Biology

Waage, Jonathan, Professor Emeritus of Biology

Weinreich, Daniel, Associate Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

Whitfeld, Timothy, Assistant Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Research)

Witman, Jon, Professor of Biology