Urban Ecology is a field of study within ecology that focuses on the urban environment as an ecosystem and attempts to understand how humans and nature can better coexist in these highly modified environments. The ultimate goal is to aid efforts for more sustainable cities through better urban planning and practices. It is a multidisciplinary study including topics from ecology, evolution, and conservation biology, as well as architecture, economics, and business. The class format will include both lectures and discussions.This is an advanced elective targeted toward third and fourth year students.
Course Attributes: FA NSM; BU SCI; AR NSM; AS NSM