ECOL 8910 – Spring 2016 Course objectives are: (1) To obtain an advanced understanding of key concepts in theoretical ecology, and (2) To develop the programming and analytical skills need to apply these concepts to produce data-driven solutions to practical problems encountered in ecological research. The Spring 2016 section concerned ecological niche theory and software applications for species distribution modeling. For more information, see the syllabus, schedule, […]
ECOL 4000/6000 – Taught every fall This course is for upper level undergraduates and master’s degree students. Population and community ecology are active areas of ecological research with important applications for management and conservation. This course links conceptual issues and basic models with data and field approaches to understanding population dynamics in time and space. The first five […]
ECOL 8910 is a lecture-, project- and discussion-based course on computational concepts and methods in ecology. The course format emphasizes practical techniques relevant to research. The Spring 2017 section focused on multi-scale dynamics in ecology, evolution, and epidemiology.
ECOL 8520 – Spring 2017 Fundamentals of Disease Biology is a two semester course sequence for students in the IDEAS program. Taught in four-week modules, this course covers essential concepts in ecology, evolution, immunology, biochemistry, cell biology, and metabolism as they relate to specific infectious diseases. Each module is self-contained, and students can register to […]
FYOS 1001 – Fall 2016 The contemporary world is flooded by data. The acquisition of data and use of analytics for decision-making are increasingly important in areas of society ranging from science and health care to government policy to business. Data science is the emerging discipline at the nexus of three primary disciplines – computer programming, […]
FYOS 1001 – Spring 2017 The 2013-2015 Ebola epidemic in West Africa was a public health emergency of international concern. This event highlights the interconnections among clinical medicine, social forces and culture, government, poverty, and ecology that give rise to emerging infectious diseases. In this seminar, students studied this event from multiple points of view. Students […]