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, 2022
Internal Fellowship Deadlines
Prospective Student Fellowship: Dec 1, 2022
Continuing Student Fellowship: Jan 15, 2023

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
Brian Moore
(530) 752-7104 | brianmoore@ucdavis.edu

Additional Contacts

Program Contacts

Advisor: General
Rachael Bay
Evolution & Ecology
(530) 754-1439 | rbay@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Richard Karban
(530) 752-2800 | rkarban@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Kate Laskowski
Evolution & Ecology

Advisor: Admissions and Primary Contact
Brian Moore
Evolution & Ecology
(530) 752-7104 | brianmoore@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Philip Ward
(530) 752-0486 | psward@ucdavis.edu

Advisor: General
Louie Yang
(530) 754-3261 | lhyang@ucdavis.edu

Graduate Studies Contacts

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