The Ecology and Evolution Group at UIC is engaged in research ranging from studies of ecosystems and community function to the processes and patterns of evolutionary change. Research approaches utilize plant growth rooms, stable isotope analyses, behavioral game theory, genetics, genomics, geospatial analyses or modeling. The graduate program area in Ecology and Evolution offers a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes original research and prepares students for research, teaching, and curatorial careers in academic, governmental, and industrial settings. Opportunities for student research range from theoretical to applied questions and from laboratory research to field studies at local and international sites.