Eric Peter Palkovacs

User Eric Peter Palkovacs

User Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

User831-502-7387 (Office)


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Physical & Biological Sciences Division

Professor, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
Director, Fisheries Collaborative Program


Coastal Science & Policy Program
Environmental Studies Department


CSC Coastal Biology Building
CBB 225

CBB/EE Biology

B.S. University of Michigan
Ph.D. Yale University

Freshwater ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, fisheries and fish ecology

I am interested in the eco-evolutionary dynamics of aquatic ecosystems. The study of eco-evolutionary dynamics focuses on bi-directional interactions occurring between ecology and evolution in nature. I examine how evolution shapes populations, communities, and ecosystems and how these ecological changes feed back to shape the trajectory of evolution. Because my research is at the interface of ecology and evolution, I utilize a diversity of techniques and approaches. In particular, I combine surveys of genetic, phenotypic, and ecological variation in nature with field and laboratory experiments to test the mechanisms underlying observed patterns. My research addresses basic questions in evolutionary ecology and applied questions in conservation biology and fisheries management.

Last modified: Apr 30, 2024