About Us

The Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology was created in 1997 and currently comprises 12 primary and 8 affiliated faculty members, approximately 30 graduate students, 40 postdoctoral fellows, lecturers and research scientists, and 100 undergraduates with an EEB concentration.  Our offices and laboratories are spread across the historic Osborn Memorial Labs (OML), the Environmental Science Center (ESC) and Building 31 on Yale’s West Campus. 

The mission of the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Yale University is to achieve the highest possible quality of research, undergraduate, and graduate education in the fields of ecology, evolution, and organismal biology.

We discover, create, synthesize, and disseminate knowledge about the earth’s biodiversity, its ecological interactions, and its evolutionary history.  We pursue integrative, interdisciplinary, and global research on phenomena that range from molecules to ecosystems.

We prepare Yale College undergraduate majors for careers in biology and medicine and educate other Yale College students in ecology, evolution, and biodiversity.

We seek to attract the most capable, promising, and diverse graduate students and postdoctoral appointees from the nation and the world and to prepare them for positions of leadership in research, education, and society.