Ecology and Conservation Supercourse

Ecology and Conservation in Practice, Intensive Field Course


Dr. Don Croll of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and Dr. Gage Dayton of the UC Natural Reserve System jointly teach this 19-unit supercourse. It focuses on field methods, ecology, and conservation. The course is equivalent to the content of four on-campus courses. A large component of the course consists of written and oral presentations. Through class lecture, discussion, student projects, and field research projects, students gain an understanding of: 1) fundamental concepts in ecology; 2) principles of conservation biology; 3) geomorphology and climate, 4)) field research techniques; and 6) field techniques for conservation.

The plan is to offer the Supercourse in Spring 2023 and Spring 2024. Applications for Spring 2023 will open in Fall 2022, and students should be notified whether they are accepted around the end of fall term. Please stay tuned for the application link. 

Note: For students in the ENVS single major, ENVS 109ABCD (Supercourse) can count for your senior exit requirement and two upper division electives OR it could count as three upper division electives, if you plan to do another senior exit requirement. For ENVS/Bio combined majors, you may be able to use the upper division electives towards either ENVS or BIO, depending on what you need. Check in with advising if you have questions about this!