Duke’s UPE is one of the foremost ecology programs in the world, and unites over one hundred ecologists across several departments.

We are unified by questions of how organisms interact with each other and the environment to form dynamic populations, communities, and ecosystems.

Our roots can be traced to the beginnings of ecological science in North America, and our faculty and graduates continue to conduct strong basic and applied research at all levels of biological organization. This diversity in research cultivates a comprehensive graduate training program with unparalleled opportunity for collaborative research and scientific innovation.

Interested students are invited to explore our prospective student pages as well as our affiliated research facilities below:

Duke University Marine Lab
Duke Forest
Duke Live Plant Collections
Duke Wetlands Center
Organization for Tropical Studies
Center on Global Change