1. Maintain major research foci and strive for excellence in the areas of cell and molecular, organismal, ecological, evolutionary, and behavioral biology.
  2. Promote and foster integration across these foci (e.g., by recruiting faculty with interdisciplinary and integrative research programs).
  3. Encourage research that has both field and laboratory components.
  4. Encourage research at the interface of empirical and theoretical biology.
  5. Develop and maintain research programs that comprise the foundations for teaching and service, and maintain those activities at the forefront of emerging disciplines.
  6. Disseminate the results of research through publication and persuasive presentations.
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Strategic Plan