Mark C. Urban Deer Tick - The Center of Biological Risk

75 N. Eagleville Road, Unit 3043

Storrs, CT 06269


Telephone: 860-486-6113

Mark C. Urban is an international award-winning scientist, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology, and global expert on climate change impacts on nature. He has authored over 45 scientific articles, appearing in top journals such as Science and Nature Climate Change. He has obtained funding from the National Science Foundation and the James S. McDonnell Foundation.

His work on climate change risks for species extinctions was highlighted as one of the top scientific discoveries of 2015 by Discover Magazine. He was recently awarded the Presidential award from the American Society of Naturalists. His research has been covered by news outlets around the world including The New York Times, NPR, CBS, CNN, BBC, Associated Press, Washington Post, The Guardian, and National Geographic. He has consulted on stories about climate change appearing in National Geographic and the television series, Years of Living Dangerously.


Carol Auer


Plant Science and Landscape Architecture

Chris Elphick


Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Gene Likens


Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Carl Schlichting


Ecology & Evolutionary Biology

Faculty Board

Amanda Durante

Margaret Rubega

Kathleen Segerson

Scott Stephenson

Stephen Swallow

Paulo Verardi

John Volin

Guiling Wang

Mike Willig