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Evolutionary processes shape the biosphere at every level of biological organization, from the structures of molecules to the interactions within ecological communities.

Evolutionary processes also lie at the heart of many of the environmental challenges our planet faces.

Caltech's Center for Evolutionary Science (CES) is an Institute-wide, multi-division organization that recognizes and supports the investigation of evolutionary change in the natural world via both biotic and anthropogenic forces. CES supports the investigation of these phenomena at any timescale or level of biological complexity, and promotes interaction among scientists working in diverse disciplines—across what are typically rigid boundaries—and using different approaches.

CES steering committee members:  

Marianne Bronner, Michael Dickinson, Woody Fischer,

Victoria Orphan, Lior Pachter, Joe Parker,

Pietro Perona, Rob Philips, Julia Tejada

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