Research in ecology at UTA encompasses a wide variety of organisms in a diversity of ecosystems. We address questions at the population, community, and ecosystem levels and collaborate with researchers in other disciplines, both within UTA and beyond. Faculty and students in our group use mathematical modeling, statistical techniques, controlled laboratory experiments, and long-term field studies to examine basic and applied ecological concepts.
The Biology Department awards a Ph.D. in Quantitative Biology as well as M.S., B.S., and B.A. degrees. Undergraduates may choose the Environmental Biology option as their program of study, emphasizing ecological and environmental coursework. Several of our faculty participate in the interdisciplinary Environmental and Earth Sciences program, offering both the M.S. and Ph.D., as well as a 5-year dual B.S. in Biology and M.S. in Environmental and Earth Sciences.