Faculty of Arts & Science
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
U of T has one of the largest ecology and evolutionary biology departments in North America, offering students an opportunity to learn from an impressive cadre of 60 world-renowned experts as they pursue their studies in molecular evolution, genetics, animal behaviour, biodiversity and conservation biology. More than half of the 55 undergraduate courses give students hands-on lab or field experience at cutting-edge research sites in the Arctic, the New World tropics, Asia and the Maritimes, as well as at our own Koffler Scientific Reserve in the GTA. Faculty teach, study and consult on all aspects of earth's organismal diversity, from genome to ecosystem, encompassing the range of plant, animal and microbial species. We are charged with understanding this diversity, at a time of global change, habitat loss and the emergence of novel diseases, and the research informs, among other things, conservation decisions, the management of natural resources and the management of infectious disease. Donations to the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology will support our efforts to educate and train the future designers of environmental sustainability.