Mission and Vision



Our mission is to support transdisciplinary research through the creation of research clusters, hosting thematic workshops, fellowships, and visiting scholars, and the promotion of innovative graduate and undergraduate education at USF.


The vision of the institute is to create an intellectually stimulating space for faculty and students working on 1) the interaction of human culture and the physical environment and 2) theory and application of evolutionary biology. IASCE brings experts from different fields together to share methods and ideas and participates in a dynamic national and international network of scholars focusing on transdisciplinary research topics. We seek to produce actionable knowledge ranging from policy solutions at both the national and international level to new treatments in medicine, while engaging the broader USF community and public in the greater Tampa Bay region.