Ecology is the study of how organisms interact with each other and their physical environment. Our group has strength in behavioral, conservation, community, and evolutionary ecology.
Explore the labs of Biology faculty who focus their research in ecology:
Research interests: Marine and Climate Change Ecology
Research interests: Biodiversity, Biogeography, Macroecology
Kingsolver, Joel G.
Kenan Distinguished Professor
108 Coker Hall
Research interests: Environmental physiology; evolutionary ecology; population biology; climate change
Research interests: Disease Ecology, Plant-Microbe Interactions, Community Ecology
Peet, Robert K.
413 Coker Hall
Research interests: Plant Ecology, Plant Geography, EcoInformatics
Research interests: Evolution, Ecology, and Developmental Biology
Research interests: Ecology, Behavior, and Evolution
4157 Genome Sciences Building
Research interests: Chemically mediated interactions between microbes
Sockman, Keith W.
228 Wilson Hall
Research interests: Behavioral and Physiological Ecology
Research interests: Phylogenetic and functional diversity, species interactions and coexistence in communities, and intraspecific variation
Weakley, Alan S.
Adjunct Associate Professor; Director, UNC Herbarium
419 Coker Hall
Research interests: Plant Systematics, Floristics, Biogeography, Conservation Planning, Bioinformatics, Vegetation Classification and Mapping
Research interests: Plant Community Ecology, Conservation Biology, Biodiversity