UTEP Approved to Offer Advanced Ecology Program

UTEP Approved to Offer Advanced Ecology Program
Wednesday, May 25, 2011 - 10:12am

EL PASO- UTEP is now able to offer a doctoral program in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology this Fall.

The University of Texas System Board of Regents approved this addition for UTEP, which is expected to complement the existing Pathobiology Ph.D. program and the Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering.

“UTEP already has a number of assets in place for this EEB program. Besides an energetic and committed biological sciences faculty, the University is physically located in the biodiverse Chihuahuan Desert,” said Carl S. Lieb, Ph.D., professor of biological sciences. “This location serves as a platform for the study of extreme environments regionally and in other parts of the world, from the poles to the tropics.”

This program will prepare students to assess the impact of humans on our living environment, on sustainability of life in arid lands, and to promote practical solutions to protecting and improving our environment.

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