GAANN Quantitative Ecology

Program Director: Catherine Pfister

Administrator: Melissa Williams
Email: mwilliams23@bsd.uchicago.edu 
Openings: 6 Predoctoral, 0 Postdoctoral, 0 Short-term

As ecosystems are altered through changes to climate, species composition and emerging diseases, the need for expertise in ecology is critical. The challenges our nation faces in science must be met with investment in graduate education. The needs in ecology are particularly urgent given the multiple aspects of global change and the prospect for continued anthropogenic effects on ecosystems. The effort to better understand and more accurately quantify human impacts on ecosystems is one of the greatest intellectual and practical tasks that our society faces. It is an effort that requires diverse biological and quantitative skills. To rise to these challenges, it is imperative that our society train scientists with both quantitative and experimental skills, combining mathematical rigor with empirical tests of environmental change. 

Training Faculty:

  • Cathy Pfister: Population Ecology
  • Stefano Allesina: Theoretical Ecology
  • Luis Bettencourt: Urban Ecology
  • Cara Brook: Disease Ecology
  • Sarah Cobey: Disease Ecology
  • Greg Dwyer: Quantitative Ecology
  • Marcus Kronforst: Evolutionary Ecology
  • Seppe Kuehn: Quantitative Ecology
  • Mercedes Pascual: Complex Systems
  • Trevor Price: Evolutionary Ecology
  • Stephen Pruett-Jones: Behavioral Ecology
  • Tim Wootton: Community Ecology
  • Maureen Coleman Microbial Ecology
  • Matthias Steinrücken: Evolutionary Genetics
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