We study the eco-evolutionary dynamics of freshwater and coastal ecosystems. The study of eco-evolutionary dynamics focuses on bi-directional interactions occurring between ecology and evolution in nature. We examine how evolution shapes populations, communities, and ecosystems and how these ecological changes feed back to shape the trajectory of evolution. Because our research is at the interface of ecology and evolution, we utilize a diversity of techniques and approaches. In particular, we combine surveys of genetic, phenotypic, and ecological variation in nature with field and laboratory experiments to test the mechanisms underlying observed patterns. Our research addresses basic questions in evolutionary ecology and applied questions in conservation biology and fisheries management. We are located at the Long Marine Laboratory at UC Santa Cruz.



Lab News


Oct 16, 2016 - Shad and river herring management decision: Bay Journal


Sept 26, 2016 - New paper: Nutrient loading by anadromous fishes


July 29, 2016 - Impacts of bycatch on river herring: Bay Journal


July 1, 2016 - Welcome to our summer interns


June 7, 2016 - New paper: Ecosystem effects of co-invasion


June 6, 2016 - Emily Argo awarded USFWS and Knauss Fellowships


May 16, 2016 - Devin Chance wins Norris Center Award


May 5, 2016 - Coho salmon smolt release in Scott Creek: Video


April 29, 2016 - River herring declines: Martha’s Vineyard Magazine


March 24, 2016 - Dave Fryxell receives student research awards from SFS and ASN


March 17, 2016 - New paper: River herring bycatch


Feb 4, 2016 - Eric talks Unnatural Selection: BBC News | BBC Radio Documentary

Ecology and Evolutionary Biology @ UCSChttp://www.eeb.ucsc.edu/

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UCSC Freshwater and Coastal Ecology Lab