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to the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Alabama. At this site you will find information about undergraduate degrees, courses and programs, and contact information for faculty, staff, and graduate students. You will also find descriptions of faculty research programs, and graduate programs in Ecology, Evolution and Systematics and Molecular and Cellular Biology.



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Research Spotlight

  • Exploring Fundamental Drivers of Ecosystem Function

    Dr. Benstead’s research program focuses on how energy availability, nutrient limitation, and temperature interact to affect food web structure and ecosystem-level processes. While his research leverages the unique characteristics of streams and their suitability for ecosystem-level research, it concentrates on broad questions that are also relevant to other ecosystem types. Although guided by theory, Dr. […]