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E3B's mission is to educate a new generation of scientists and practitioners in the theory and methods of ecology, evolution, and environmental biology. Our educational programs emphasize a multi-disciplinary perspective on the earth's declining biodiversity, integrating understanding from relevant fields in biology with insights from relevant fields in the social sciences.

To achieve this multi-disciplinary perspective, the department maintains close ties to over 70 faculty members beyond its central core. Thus many faculty members who teach, advise, and train students in research are based in other departments on the Columbia campus, or at the partner institutions of the CERC consortium, including the American Museum of Natural History, The New York Botanical Garden, The Wildlife Conservation Society, and EcoHealth Alliance . Through this collaboration, the department is able to tap into a broad array of scientific and intellectual resources in the greater New York City area. The academic staff covers the areas of plant and animal systematics, evolutionary and population genetics, demography and population biology, behavioral and community ecology, and related fields of epidemiology, ethnobiology, public health, and environmental policy. Harnessing the expertise of this diverse faculty and the institutions of which they are a part, E3B covers a vast area of inquiry into the evolutionary, genetic, and ecological relationships among all living things.

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Department Phone:  (212) 854-9987

Department Fax:  (212) 854-8188

Email: e3b@columbia.edu
 Columbia University 
 Department of Ecology, Evolution, 
 and Environmental Biology
 10th Floor Schermerhorn Extension
 1200 Amsterdam Avenue
 New York, NY 10027