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



October 1

Scott Mangan
Washington University, St. Louis
"Plant-enemy interactions and the relative abundance of tropical trees"

October 8

Lauren O'Connell
Harvard University
"Dressed to kill: behavior and ecology of the Little Devil Frog"

October 15

Jay Lennon
Indiana University
"Microbial seed banks: the ecological and evolutionary importance of dormancy"

October 22

Patrick Danley
Baylor University
"Diversification in species rich systems: lessons from Lake Malawi's cichlids"

October 29

David Pfennig
University of North Carolina
"The flexible organism: developmental plasticity and the origins of diversity"


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