PhD in Biological Sciences - Ecology and Environmental Biology Area of Research

University of Notre Dame

Date Posted: June 13, 2022
Submitted by: Lillian Makhoul
Sustainability Topic: Curriculum
Content Type: Academic Programs
Tags: ecology
Program Type: Doctoral Degree


The doctoral program in Biological Sciences encompases the broad scope of biological inquiry, while integrating several specific areas of study in biomedical sciences, global health, and ecology, evolution, and the environment. The Ecology and Environmental Biology area of research examines the responses of organisms to the environment, interactions among species in ecological communities, and the way that nutrients and energy flow through ecosystems. Students in this area work in terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, and many researchers apply their work in management and policy.