Dr. John Gittleman

Position: Dean of the Odum School of Ecology and UGA Foundation Professor in Ecology

Email: ecohead@uga.edu Phone: 706-542-2968

Education:  Ph.D. from the University of Sussex

About: Dr. Gittleman’s research interests include evolutionary biology, biodiversity and conservation, and phylogenetics. His research is focused on large scale ecological and evolutionary questions related to the origins, patterns, and causes of species biodiversity. His work is synthetic, involving large databases, complete phylogenies (“supertrees”), and statistical comparative methods. Dr. Gittleman’s most recent work has looked at problems of speciation, extinction, and disease.