The Ohio Center for Ecology and Evolutionary Studies (OCEES) resides in College of Arts and Sciences. The mission of the center is to advance the knowledge of ecology and evolutionary biology through an interdisciplinary learning and research community, integrating cutting-edge science and technology with undergraduate and graduate education.
The Center's core philosophy is that the frontiers of EEB advance by integrating diverse conceptual and methodological approaches from different academic disciplines and separate units within the University. This interdisciplinary approach stimulates new areas of research and collaboration and increases interchange among diverse faculty and students. Accordingly, the best preparation we can provide our students is formal engagement in research in modern integrative biology.
OCEES offers graduate and undergraduate programs to support and strengthen the research experience for graduate students and superlative undergraduates. OCEES also sponsors the Darwin Lecture series - a campus wide science education program.