Evolution, behaviour and environment


We focus on how organisms evolve, behave and interact with their environments.

Our research covers three areas:  

Research Excellence Framework 2014

87% of our research in biological sciences was rated as internationally excellent or higher in tREF 2014he most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF2014), with 48% rated as world-leading.


Sussex Sustainability Research Programme

We have close ties with the University’s Sussex Sustainability Research Programme (SSRP). The SSRP aims to deliver the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and supports the sustainability of life on Earth through interdisciplinary research which stimulates action and influences policy. A number of research projects led by our Faculty, including Dave Goulson, Mary Menton, Chris SandomJörn Scharlemann and Alan Stewart, have been funded by the programme.