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Ecology, Evolution, and Behavior Ph.D

Dr. Jennifer Forbey

Leaders in Research

Boise State, a leader in research and education, is proud to offer a doctorate program in ecology, evolution, and behavior. The interdisciplinary program takes a modern educational approach, training scientists to use theories from multiple fields to solve tough ecological problems in a changing world.

Unique Opportunities

Students on field trip at raptor research field Idaho’s rich natural resources and biodiversity offer a unique landscape for learning and research opportunities. This program brings together expert faculty from across multiple academic departments including biological sciences, geosciences, and anthropology, as well as the Human-Environment Systems research center in the College of Innovation and Design. Students in the program will have opportunities to work with local and international organizations including the Intermountain Bird Observatory, the U.S. Geological Survey Snake River Field Station, the Peregrine Fund, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique, Africa, and others as they collaborate with faculty members and professional field scientists from all around Idaho.

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Professor Jesse Barber's experimental Sound StationAs an up-and-coming research institution, we have created a network of valuable connections in academia, local relationships with nonprofits and NGOs, as well as partnerships with international organizations all dedicated to providing students with the best educational opportunities.

Students in this program enjoy close mentorship with faculty working on exciting research projects. They also get to experience living in the beautiful city of Boise, which strikes a perfect balance with close-by outdoor recreational activities as well as a vibrant downtown life.