Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
DEENR undergrad Ryan Koch awarded first place in science poster presentationRyan's research in Dr. Michael Sukhdeo's lab on understanding the relationships between the diversity of macroparasites and their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts led to an award winning poster in the Ecology, Evolution & Environmental Science poster presentation in the Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at William Paterson University. read more
Undergraduate research on bees led by Dr. Daniel Cariveau portrayed in The Daily TargumUndergraduates Rosemary Tucker and Kurtis Himmler, with post-doctoral associate Dan Cariveau, are examining whether bee traits such as body size and tongue length can predict which flowers species bees visit. Featured in The Daily Targum their work furthers our understanding of the ecology and evolution of plant-pollinator relationships and has important implications for choosing plant species to best conserve native bee communities. read more
Evolving vectors in a changing worldA study conducted by DEENR graduate program alumna Andrea Egizi, Dr. Nina Fefferman from DEENR and Dr. Dina Fonseca from the Department of Entomology finds global warming may have hidden impacts on disease risk assessment. See the story about their findings in Rutgers Today.
Our interdisciplinary department specializes in ecology, evolution, and natural resource conservation. We study the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity, conserving and restoring native ecosystems, and issues of global change such as managing natural resources within urban ecosystems.