As part of the Master of Environmental Management degree program, the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies offers a Specialization in Urban Ecology
PURPOSE AND SCOPE
This specialization applies the concepts of traditional ecology to urban ecosystems and seeks to understand how they compare to undeveloped environments. Most of the world’s inhabitants live in cities, and that proportion is growing daily. Thus, urban ecosystems are the ones people interact with directly most of the time. Urban ecosystems encompass all of the elements of rural areas, but include large human populations and their associated built environments. As a result, urban ecology must integrate classical ecology with other fields, including engineering, architecture, anthropology, economics, and law.