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.


Pentadactyl amniote limbs have disparate patterns of genetic differentiation of digits. Photographs of right forelimbs at the stages sampled, dorsal perspective.
July 19, 2019
Recent Post Doc Tom Stewart and members of Gunter Wagner’s lab have published a paper in Nature Communications  that discusses the dramatic evolutionary dynamism in the...
May 21, 2019
Arun Chavan and Ignacio Quintero were co-awarded the John Spangler Nicholas Prize for the best dissertation by an E&EB student this year. They were recognized for their...
May 9, 2019
Brett Jesmer, a postdoctoral associate with the Max-Planck Yale Center for Biodiversity Movement and Global Change, is the 2019 recipient of the prestigious George Mercer...