The study of evolutionary and ecological processes is a key area of modern biology. Refinement of theory, the development of advanced analytical techniques and the global biodiversity crisis have prioritised the study of evolution and ecology.
The Evolution and Ecology Research Group has world-leading expertise in a range of topics, including vertebrate palaeontology, macroecology, reproductive biology and behavioural ecology. Our academics publish in the world's leading scientific journals and continually feature in the media for their groundbreaking research.
While studying for an MPhil or a PhD, you will develop your understanding of a broad spectrum of conceptual areas in evolution and ecology, ranging from the experimental to the theoretical, both in laboratory and field-based research.
There is an emphasis on independent investigation into an area of your choice, supported by an experienced and knowledgeable supervisory team.