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Spring 2022 Sustainability Management PS4235 section H01
SCIENCE OF URBAN ECOLOGY

Call Number 11626
Day & Time
Location
T 6:10pm-8:00pm
414 Pupin Laboratories
Points 3
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Amy Karpati
Type LECTURE
Method of Instruction In-Person
Course Description Urban ecology is the study of both the interactions between organisms in an urban environment and the organisms' interactions with that environment. This course facilitates learning about 1) basic principles related to ecological interactions of life on Earth, 2) the causes and consequences of biological patterns and processes in urban environments, and 3) how ecology can inform land use decisions and applied management strategies of natural resources (e.g. water, air, biodiversity), particularly in urban environments. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the ways in which ecological perspectives can contribute to an interdisciplinary approach to solving environmental problems facing human society. Towards that end, this course covers topics ranging from applied ecology and conservation biology to sustainable development. It uses a cross disciplinary approach to understand the nature of ecology and biological conservation, as well as the social, philosophical and economic dimensions of land use strategies. Although in some ways cities may seem to be isolated from what we would otherwise call "nature," they are not, and this is a major theme of this course. This course includes discussion of biodiversity, ecosystem function, evolutionary processes, nutrient cycling, and natural resource availability in cities. Students will acquire an understanding of the ecology of human-dominated landscapes, the theory and study of urban ecology, and the application of ecological principles to building sustainable urban communities. Students will also explore timely and important urban ecology issues including ecological restoration, invasive species, and biodiversity conservation.
Web Site Vergil
Department Sustainability Management
Enrollment 34 students (35 max) as of 5:04PM Wednesday, July 6, 2022
Subject Sustainability Management
Number PS4235
Section H01
Division School of Professional Studies
Campus Morningside
Note HY-FLEX. CROSS-REG FOR NON-SUMA STUDENTS BEGINS JAN 14
Section key 20221SUMA4235KH01

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