Home - Institute for Contemporary Evolution

Welcome to the Institute for Contemporary Evolution

Latest News

We focus on the causes and consequences of ongoing evolution. The Institute builds awareness of contemporary evolution, and promotes evolutionary applications in conservation biology, medicine, and agriculture. 

pechuelli thumb

Informed biological control
New paper teases apart native status of a globally distributed species. 

New in Science: Applying evolutionary biology
In a new study published in Science, Institute Director Scott Carroll and co-authors highlight global challenges and shows how evolutionary biology can be used to support sustainable development. 

Director's paper named 'Most Influential' Over 25-Years
Paper on phenotypic plasticity in mate guarding was chosen as the 'most influential' paper for the 25th anniversary edition of the Journal of Behavioral Ecology. 

Director addresses the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
Conciliation Biology: An Approach to Conservation that Reconciles Past, Present and Future Landscapes in Nature - See more 

The Wild Radish Song
Humorous parody of a farmer's lament on attempts to control wild radish to the tune of "Somebody I used to know" by Gotye. 

ICE Director Gives Plenary Address
The 49th annual meeting of Animal Behavior Society. 

"Living with Aliens" in OnEarth magazine
The Natural Resources Defense Council commissioned a "Frontlines" article on Conciliation Biology. 

Maculinea arion

Conciliation Biology
When you can't choose the neighbors... 

Heron Video

Click here to watch Evolution Island
Evolutionary Approaches to Global Challenges