Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology

School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (PEEC)

Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology


The Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology is an interdisciplinary, campuswide program designed to provide individualized training for graduate students. This program prepares individuals for
research and teaching careers in ecology and evolutionary biology and produces scientists who are both technically competent and broadly educated in ecology and evolutionary biology.


A Ph.D. student declares three areas
of emphasis:

  • A general area of ecology or evolution
  • A complementary general area
    (e.g., behavior, systematics, physiology, genetics)
  • A specific area related to the dissertation

See program by-laws, handbook, and FAQs.


Click here to see what some of our students are working on.

Click here to see where some of our alumni are now.


Contact us at:

320 Morrill Hall, MC-118
505 South Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801  USA
phone: 217/ 333-2910; fax: 217/ 244-3499


Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.
B102 CLSLCharles G. Miller Auditorium



August 27

Director of PEEC
Welcome from Director &
Intro of new students
Mark Zulauf, Grad Office, UIUC
Grad College information presentation

September 3

Bill Peterman
UIUC, Postdoc
"Abundance, physiology and fine-scale landscape genetics of a terrestrial salamander"

September 10

Tandy Warnow
"New methods for estimating sequence alignments, gene trees, and species trees, with applications to metagenomics"

September 17

David Moore
University of Arizona
"Ecosystem impacts of ecological disturbances in forests"

September 24

Steve Phelps
University of Texas, Austin
"Caught in peculiar positions: Variation in the mechanisms of monogamy"


Click here to view the Seminar Series for 2014-2015.