The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University is home to broad, interdisciplinary and highly collaborative research with particular expertise in population, community, ecosystem, and macroecology; in evolutionary genetics, developmental evolution, behavioral evolution, and evolutionary medicine; and in phylogenetics, systematics, and biodiversity.  We are committed to producing world-class scientists, educators and professionals through undergraduate and graduate education. 


February 4, 2016
Sorry, Explorers Club, but woolly mammoth is no longer on the menu. Neither is the giant ground sloth. A Yale-led analysis has shown that a famous morsel of meat from a 1951...
Members of the team included Nikos Poulakakis, Luciano Beheregaray, Adalgisa Caccone, Joshua Miller, and Cladio Ciofi. (Photo by Jane Braxton Little)
December 14, 2015
A Yale team spent the last part of November in the Galapagos gathering dozens of giant tortoises that carry the DNA of extinct species that used to roam two islands in the...
October 21, 2015
Genetic studies determine that Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos Archipelago has two giant tortoise species. On Santa Cruz Island in the center of the Galapagos Archipelago...