Prospective Students

Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology (PEEC)

Thank you for visiting our website. If you are interested in a research program that addresses basic ecological and evolutionary processes at the genetic, physiological, population, community, and ecosystem levels, and includes application of scientific principles to current environmental problems such as global change, conservation biology, and restoration ecology, then you've come to the right place!

Our Program will prepare you for a career in academia, government, or the private sector by giving you a thorough understanding of the concepts of ecology, evolutionary, and conservation biology as well as proficiency in analytical and quantitative methods.

If you are interested in a flexible and interdisciplinarian graduate program, please explore the rest of our website to get a better understanding of our program, and then visit each of the links for Prospective students, on the sidebar, to learn about our admission criteria and process.

We also strongly recommend that you read a commentary written by Walter P. Carson, entitled “A Primer on How to Apply to and Get Admitted to Graduate School in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology” and taken from the Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, Volume 80 Number 4, October 1999, p.246-250. You can find this commentary on the Ecological Society of America website at http://www.esa.org/esa/education-and-diversity/ecology-as-a-career-2/. He provides an insightful “step-by-step guide for the application process and for the prelude to that process.”

Contact Us:

286 Morrill Hall, MC-120
505 South Goodwin Ave.
Urbana, IL 61801  USA
Phone: 217/ 333-3044; Fax: 217/ 244-1224
PEEC-Support@illinois.edu