Our ecological and evolutionary research ranges from fundamental theory through to directly applied work, at scales ranging from molecular to global and across all the Earth’s biomes. Particular strengths include research on biodiversity, evolutionary and developmental biology, host-parasite interactions, invasive alien species, pollination biology, landscape ecology and conservation.
<p>Our research has been driving national and international policy agendas around environmental change and global sustainability. Our research themes include:</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/ecology-evolution/doc/evolution-and-behaviour">Evolution and Behaviour</a></h3> <p>The Ecology and Evolution Research Group (EERG) operates at two levels when trying to understand the responses of organisms to their environment.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-innovation/doc/ecology-and-conservation">Ecology and Conservation</a></h3> <p>At the largest scale, we seek to understand ecosystems and biodiversity in a holistic sense. Fundamental research into spatial and temporal patterns of biodiversity, and how those patterns change under changing environmental conditions, is a core part of our work.</p> <h3><a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-innovation/doc/sustainable-agriculture-theme">Sustainable Agriculture</a></h3> <p>One of the primary challenges for the growing human population is how to create increasing amounts of high-quality food without depleting the world of its natural resources. </p>
<p>If you are interested in a product in this research area please search for our <a href="https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees/doc/how-to-apply">research opportunities</a>. </p>
<p>For further information please contact the Graduate School Office<br /> e: <a href="mailto:https://biologicalsciences.leeds.ac.uk/research-degrees">fbsgrads</a><a href="mailto:EMAIL@leeds.ac.uk">@leeds.ac.uk</a>, t: +44 (0)113 343 8186</p>
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