Interdisciplinary Groups

Faculty within ILS specialize in many thematic research areas, including but not limited to the following interdisciplinary groups. These groups are not degree granting, but involve faculty from degree granting departments affiliated with ILS. As an ILS student, you can pursue research in any departmental or interdisciplinary thematic area or you can define your own unique research topic.

Research Group

Climate Change

Biological systems across the globe are impacted by the physical and chemical changes resulting from climate variability and long term environmental change. Faculty in this group use interdisciplinary approaches in the field, state-of-the art methods, and modeling to examine and elucidate the regulation and dynamic feedbacks between the biosphere and climate.
Additional thematic groups of faculty can be found on our Training Grant webpage: Disease Ecology, Genetics, Glycoscience, and Tropical & Emerging Global Diseases.