|CENTER FOR ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION AND BEHAVIOR|
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|The Center for Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior (CEEB) supports education and research on the interactions between organisms and their environment from an evolutionary (historical) perspective. This includes the study of evolutionary processes, the adaptations of individual organisms (including many aspects of behavior such as survival and reproductive value, developmental processes, and physiological and neurobiological mechanisms), predator-prey and competitive interactions, and community and ecosystem relationships. The Center now includes faculty from Anthropology, Biology, Entomology, Forestry, Philosophy, Physiology, Psychology, and Statistics with focal study organisms from many local plants, insects, and a variety of vertebrates including humans. Faculty associated with the Center conduct research exploring both basic underlying principles and specific applied consequences of ecological interactions.||
Waterfall in the Green River Watershed, Kentucky (Photo by Tom Barnes, Forestry)
|The Center's core philosophy is that major advances in understanding how organisms evolve and function in changing ecosystems are achieved by interdisciplinary communication, which stimulates new collaborations involving diverse conceptual and methodological approaches. Our broad goal is to foster interchange among faculty and students from different academic disciplines and formally separate units within the University, thereby stimulating new avenues of research.|
Graduate Studies and CEEB
The center itself does not grant degrees, rather graduate students associated with the center are in the department of their major advisor. Consequently students wishing to join the center must be first accepted for graduate studies within an academic department. Incoming students should apply directly to the department of the person with whom they wish to study.
Students within the center can receive financial support from a number of sources, in addition to departmental teaching assistantships, research assistantships and University fellowships.
For more information contact:
|Northern Red Salamander, Kentucky (Photo by Tom Barnes, Forestry)||Dr. Charles W. Fox, CEEB Director
Department of Entomology
S-225 Ag Science Center North
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY 40546-0091
Phones: 859-257-7472, 859-257-7474
Page last updated: September 20, 2006. All photographs on this page are copyrighted and cannot be used for other purposes without the permission of the photographer.