Founding Director Scott Carroll is an evolutionary ecologist affiliated with the University of California-Davis and sometimes the University of Queensland. His group observes and experiments with patterns of ongoing evolution in wild and anthropogenic environments.
Scott comments: "As ICE Director I organize new projects in basic and applied evolution. We ask how can we use contemporary evolution to better understand adaptive processes, and how can we use those processes to develop sustainable, interdisciplinary solutions to evolutionary challenges in food production, medical care, and environmental conservation."
This work involves basic research, educational outreach, and engagement with policy-makers.