OEB brings together more than 75 faculty, providing critical mass needed for effective graduate training. Our faculty are drawn from 10 departments at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and from across the Five College System (Amherst, Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, and Smith Colleges), as well as from off-campus institutions. OEB faculty are engaged in cutting edge research, with research clusters in four broad areas:
Behavioral ecology, communication, learning
Community ecology, population ecology, landscape ecology, conservation biology
Evolution, phylogenetics, population genetics, molecular evolution
Physiology, morphology, paleontology
All OEB faculty are listed below. To help applicants to our graduate program locate a faculty sponsor, the faculty list can be filtered by four broad research areas.
Click any OEB faculty member's name to view their directory page.