In Urban Ecology, students will explore ecological concepts & processes in the urban environment. Through lecture & field work, students will learn about the dynamics of urban ecology & the impacts of land use & pollution on wildlife & local habitats. Topics will include population ecology, ecosystem services, & human impacts. Specifically we will study exotic & invasive plants & birds in local wetlands & woodlands, the migration of Neotropical songbirds, & population fluctuations of birds & plants as indicators of environmental change while examining the interface between natural & built environments in the urban landscape.
- Old Course Number: E15.2070