Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior

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The Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Subprogram (EEB) integrates the theoretical framework and tools of ecology, behavior, evolution and systematics to understand the relationships of organisms, populations and communities to their historic and contemporary environments. The faculty, drawn from eight campuses of the City University of New York and the American Museum of Natural History, have defined much of the state-of-the-art progress in these general disciplines. The course of study exposes the students to each of the disciplines and stresses both the unique and common intellectual approaches used in each. The faculty are especially known for making use of molecular and computational approaches to solving evolutionary questions. The EEB subprogram strives not only to integrate its included disciplines but to make certain the students are exposed to a variety of its practitioners.

Program Requirements Admissions Requirements

Chair

Michael Hickerson
City College of New York
mhickerson@ccny.cuny.edu

Advisory Committee

Chair: Michael Hickerson

Faculty

Christopher Blair
New York City College of Technology
CBlair@citytech.cuny.edu

David Lahti
Queens College
david.lahti@qc.cuny.edu

Brian Smith
American Museum of Natural History
bsmith1@amnh.org

Chester Zarnoch
Baruch College
chester.zarnoch@baruch.cuny.edu

Phillip Staniczenko 
Brooklyn College
pstaniczenko@brooklyn.cuny.edu

Sebastian Alvarado (alternate member)
Queens College
sebastian.alvarado@qc.cuny.edu

Students

Rilquer Mascarenhas — Student Representative to the Executive committee
City College of New York 

Connor French
City College of New York

Aaron Goodman
American Museum of Natural History

Ecology, Evolutionary Biology, and Behavior Faculty

Andrea Baden - Assistant Professor -  profile photo

Andrea Baden

Assistant Professor

  • Anthropology

Assistant Professor

  • Biology
Jeffrey Bird - Professor -  profile photo

Jeffrey Bird

Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor

  • Biology
John Flynn - Adjunt Professor -  profile photo

John Flynn

Adjunct Professor

  • Biology

Adjunct Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
Paul M. Forlano - Associate Professor -  profile photo

Paul M. Forlano

Professor

  • Biology

Professor

  • Psychology

Professor

  • Neuroscience
Dianne I. Greenfield - Associate Professor -  profile photo

Dianne I. Greenfield

Associate Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Associate Professor

  • Biology
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Mandë Holford

Associate Professor

  • Biochemistry

Associate Professor

  • Biology

Associate Professor

  • Chemistry
David C. Lahti - Assistant Professor -  profile photo

David C. Lahti

Associate Professor

  • Biology

Assistant Professor

  • Psychology
John Marra - Professor -  profile photo

John F. Marra

Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor

  • Biology
Jin Meng - Adjunct Associate Professor -  profile photo

Jin Meng

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Adjunct Associate Professor

  • Biology
Andrew Reinmann - Assistant Professor -  profile photo

Andrew Reinmann

Assistant Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Assistant Professor

  • Biology
Larissa Swedell - Professor -  profile photo

Larissa Swedell

Professor

  • Anthropology

Professor

  • Biology

Professor

  • Psychology
John R. Waldman - Professor -  profile photo

John R. Waldman

Professor

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences

Professor

  • Biology