Why Choose UCSC EEB?

The graduate program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at UC Santa Cruz is one of the premier EEB programs in the country. UCSC EEB graduate students regularly win prestigious awards for their presentations at international meetings and publish their work in the best journals in their fields.

UC Santa Cruz is unusually fortunate in having varied and easily accessible marine and terrestrial resources for research. UCSC is ideal for research in terrestrial, freshwater and marine systems, having its campus and Natural Reserve System, its own marine laboratory, a fleet of boats, and one of the most active scientific diving programs in the country. In addition to state-of-the-art departmental laboratories, students have full access to greenhouses, analytical laboratories, and other facilities in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences.

In addition to taking advantage of local field sites and state-of-the-art departmental laboratories, more than two-thirds of our faculty and their graduate students also participate in field studies throughout the world, especially in Africa, Latin America, the Arctic and Antarctic, and around the Pacific Rim.

Our Faculty

Our faculty are devoted to the study of ecological and evolutionary processes in marine and terrestrial and freshwater environments. The past 30 years have seen several revolutions in our understanding of how the biological world works. Advances in both analytical and genetic methods have given us a far more sophisticated understanding of the complexities of ecological and evolutionary processes in the natural world. Biologists in EEB have played and will continue to play an important part in these advances.

To learn more about our participating faculty, lecturers, and affiliates, visit our EEB Faculty sites.