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Mission

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 multidisciplinary perspective to understand life on Earth from the level of organisms to global processes that sustain humanity and all life.

To achieve this multi-disciplinary perspective, the department maintains close ties to over 40 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 (including the American Museum of Natural History, the New York Botanical Garden, the Wildlife Conservation Society, and the 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.

History

The Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University was established in 2001. In creating E3B, the university recognized that the fields of ecology, evolutionary biology, and environmental biology constitute a distinct subdivision of the biological sciences with its own set of intellectual foci, theoretical foundations, scales of analysis, and methodologies.

The E3B community offers academic excellence in a range of natural and social science disciplines that are directly related to biodiversity conservation including: evolution, systematics, genetics, behavioral ecology, public health, business, economics, political science, anthropology, and public and international policy.

Department Personnel


Department Chair:

Kevin Griffin

Director of Administration and Finance:

Lourdes Gautier

Interim Business Manager:

Kyle Bukhari

Administrative Coordinator:

Jae McFadden

Administrative Assistant:

Alexandra Vamanu

Maps & Directions

Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology

The main offices are located on the 10th floor in Schermerhorn Extension. To find us, locate the Schermerhorn building on the Columbia University Morningside Campus. Enter through the main entrance on the south side of the building. Turn right in front of the elevator. Follow the corridor (left, right, and left again) and you will come to another pair of elevators – you are now in Schermerhorn Extension. Take the elevator to the 10th floor. Welcome!

Schermerhorn Extension Map

Maps & Links

Columbia University Maps

American Museum of Natural History

New York Botanical Garden

EcoHealth Alliance

Wildlife Conservation Society – Bronx Zoo

Wildlife Conservation Society – New York Aquarium

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Black Rock Forest

Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability- EICES

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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