Introduction to Ecology

Instructor: Dr. Jenna Lawrence

Fulfills requirement: Fundamental (F)
Day: Tuesday
Dates: Feb. 20, 27, March 6, 20, 27 (Module 2, 5 sessions)
Time: 6:10 – 8:10 PM
Room location: Schermerhorn Extension 652
Course number: ENVB 0301 N
Call number: 90943

Course Description

This course examines the interaction between the living components of the earth with the environment, including the distribution and abundance of plants and animals and the impact of human activities on these distributions. Key ecological principles are illustrated with applied examples of how changes in the environment affect ecological systems, ultimately providing you with the tools to evaluate environmental issues.

About the Instructor

Dr. Jenna Lawrence received her PhD from the department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (E3B) at Columbia University. Her research focuses on primate behavioral ecology and her current lectures and interests extend to all biodiversity in both marine and terrestrial ecosystems. At Columbia University, she also teaches sustainability management at the graduate level and a Summer Ecosystem Experiences for Undergraduates (SEE-U) program in Jordan offered by The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES).