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The philosophy of the Biology Department is to create an environment in which many areas of biology are represented, and interactions with a diverse group of colleagues provide opportunities to broaden your thinking and make connections between different fields and scientific approaches.

Upcoming Events



Adding active learning to science courses with Dr. Doris Wagner and Dr. Nick Bentley

- | Goddard 101

Biology department Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) workshops provide the opportunity for graduate students and postdocs to discuss a variety of teaching topics and pedagogy with faculty in our department.…



Avenues of Marine Invertebrate Acclimatization in Response to Rapid Environmental Change

Hollie Putnam, Ph.D., University of Rhode Island
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

Dr. Hollie M. Putnam, Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, Department of Biological Sciences

The swiftly changing climate presents a challenge to organismal fitness by creating a mismatch between…



The Evolution of Life in the Urban Jungle

Marc Johnson, Ph.D., University of Toronto
- | Tedori Family Auditorium, Levin Building

Urban areas represent the fastest growing ecosystem on earth, in which the development of cities dramatically changes the biotic and abiotic environment to create novel ecosystems. Despite the importance of…