Duke’s program in ecology is one of the foremost in the world, home to over one hundred researchers across several departments.

Research in the program is as diverse as the researchers themselves, but all are unified by questions of how organisms interact with each other and the environment to form dynamic populations, communities, and ecosystems.

This diversity in research cultivates a comprehensive graduate training program with unparalleled opportunity for collaborative research and scientific innovation at all levels of biological organization.

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