Introduction to Ecology*

*Fundamental course required to complete the 12-course Executive Education Program

Instructor: Dr. Jenna Lawrence

Fulfills requirement: Fundamental (F)
Day: Tuesday
Dates: Jan. 22, 29, Feb. 5, 12, 19 (Module 1, 5 sessions)
Time: 6:10 – 8:10 PM
Room location: TBD
Course number: ENVB 0301 N

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) course in Jordan offered by The Earth Institute Center for Environmental Sustainability (EICES).