Population Biology

About the Program

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Students gain advanced knowledge of population growth; structure and dynamics; population interactions; community ecology; food webs; biogeography; behavioral and physiological ecology; life history strategies; systematics; evolution; population and quantitative genetics; and genomics. Students graduate with the qualitative and quantitative skills necessary for professional research and teaching in ecology, evolution, population genetics and systematics.

Degree Type
Interdisciplinary Graduate Group
Degrees Offered
M.S. Plan I
M.S. Plan II
Ph.D. Plan B
Lead Dean

College of Biological Sciences

Major Code

Admissions and Fellowship Information

Admission Deadlines
General: Dec 1, 2023
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2023
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2024

Program Contact Information

Primary Program Contacts

Graduate Program Coordinator

Program Coordinator
Sherri Mann
(530) 752-1274 | smmann@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Program Chair

Graduate Group Chair
Sebastian Schreiber
(530) 754-9229 | sschreiber@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: Admissions and General
Rachael Bay
Population Biology
(530) 754-1439 | rbay@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Graham Coop
Population Biology
(530) 752-1622 | gmcoop@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Kate Laskowski
Population Biology

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Sebastian Schreiber
Population Biology
(530) 754-9229 | sschreiber@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
John Whitehead
Population Biology
(530) 754-8982 | awhitehead@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

Internal Fellowship Analyst
Heidi West
(530) 754-9473 | hewest@ucdavis.edu

Senior Academic Advisor
Sarah Hamid
(530) 752-0650 | smooney@ucdavis.edu