image of Rachel Paseka
Photo: dna
Brooke Maslo and her student banding a little brown bat at a maternity colony in Sparta, NJ.
image of Natalie Howe and Alexis Kleinbeck studying pokeweed, Phytolacca americana, during the Plant Systematics graduate class
Photo: cassava
Photo: halictus bee
Photo: field course
Photo: sampling under water
Photo: trees
Photo: banding
Photo: class in Rutgers Gardens

About Us

Our interdisciplinary department specializes in ecology, evolution, and natural resource conservation. We study the evolutionary origins and maintenance of biodiversity, conserving and restoring native ecosystems, and issues of global change such as managing natural resources within urban ecosystems.