Biology is vast, covering many diverse fields, from human medicine to the breeding behavior of toads. The study of ecology, often depicted by rugged, safari-hat-wearing field biologists tracking the interactions of butterflies or lemurs in their habitat, is generally quite different than the model-heavy and lab-based study of evolution, especially genetics. The Center for Ecological and Evolutionary Synthesis (CEES) aims to connect these divergent fields, creating a more holistic understanding of life.
Some study organisms of researchers in the CEES. (Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons/ Penguin: Stan Shebs, Gull: Jiyang Chen, Coccolithophore: Richard Bartz, Cod: Hans-Petter Fjeld, Sparrow: L. B. Tettenborn, Cochlearia: Franz Xaver, Stickleback: Ron Offermans, DNA: Richard Wheeler)
I am currently attending the annual CEES Student Conference. Stayed tuned for updates...
Coming Soon! A look at the lives of two Master students in the CEES (Ane and Benjamin).