Urban Ecology (taught in Spring Semester in odd numbered years). Urban Ecology is the study of the ecology of cities and the study of anthropogenic influences on global, regional and local ecology. Students participate in 20 hours of mandatory service learning usually ecological restoration work. In previous years, students worked at City Park, at GrowDat, an urban youth farm, and at Edible Schoolyard New Orleans.
Population Ecology (taught in fall semester in odd numbered years). A course that covers the principle methods and models of population ecology. An additional (optional) R lab is taught concurrently to teach students how to explore ecological models computationally.
Mathematical Models in Ecology and Evolution (taught each spring semester). Students are taught to use the R programming language to construct and analyze models including individual based models, evolutionary models. This is a graduate level class but open to advanced undergraduates with instructor’s permission.