Photo: Parasite Ecology - Students use seine nets to collect aquatic invertebrates for IDing in Sandy Hook
Photo: Plant Diversity and Evolution Lab in the Rutgers Gardens
Photo: Rutgers team studies the potential impacts of oyster aquaculture.
Photo: Rutgers students research the Cape Shore region for potential impacts of oyster aquaculture
Photo: limnology course: students are measuring bankfull width and depth of a stream
Photo: turtle in hand
Photo: bee near habropoda blueberry. Photo credit: Faye Benjamin
Photo: 2016 Plant Diversity and Evolution Lab
Photo: Field Techniques course
Photo: photo of a dna
Photo: bat in hand
Photo: bat box building day

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.

Photo: RU evolutionary - sculpture