Ecology and Evolution research
We study how organisms evolve, how they interact with their environments, and how to protect species and ecosystems in a changing world.
Our areas of interest
Our faculty are experts in four main research areas.
Head of Department of Ecology and Evolution
Sussex Sustainability Research Programme
We have strong ties with other research groups at the University of Sussex, such as Neuroscience and Informatics. We also collaborate with scientists in a wide range of external organisations including the Mammal Society, Bumblebee Conservation Trust and UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre. We also have formal links with Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Current funding comes from a range of sources including UK Research Councils, the European Union, the Royal Society, charities, foundations, governments and industry.
Our facilities include:
- constant environment rooms
- facilities for chemical analysis of contaminants
- molecular lab
- ant room