EBIO 6580 Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology is the study of cities, including human inhabitants, as functioning ecosystems, supporting a complex web of life. In this course students will learn how basic ecological principles can be applied to the study of urban ecosystems and the effects of cities and urbanization on regional and global environments. Through a combination of lectures, readings and discussions, site visits and service learning, this course will provide an overview of interactions, at multiple scales, between the build environment and the natural environment with particular focus on New Orleans and the Gulf coast region.