About Evolutionary Ecology

The Evolutionary Ecology Group is one of the research groups in the Department of Biology and currently has three full professors. Our research focuses on evolutionary and ecological processes in natural populations, particularly in animals.

The main research questions are related to dispersal and population structure, host-parasite interactions and infectious diseases, and the evolutionary basis of diversity in life-history strategies and phenotypic variation. We also apply our knowledge to problems of conservation as well as population control.


Evolutionary Ecology Group Spokesperson:
Prof. dr. Herwig Leirs
Campus Drie Eiken
Universiteitsplein 1
2610 Wilrijk
Tel. + 32 3 265 34 69

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