The ecology workshop brought together four scholars to discuss theories and methods used in ecology to study socio-environmental questions and systems. Over the course of the first two days, each scholar presented several lectures on their area of expertise, and participants were given time to reflect upon and further discuss the content of the presentations in small group discussions and informal conversation during the second half of the workshop. Scholars focused their presentations on several subdisciplines and the specific focus of their approach and work and situated this knowledge within the broader field of ecology.
Presenters & Topics Covered
- Dr. Brian McGill, Professor of Biology and Ecology at the University of Maine
- History of Ecology; Macroecology
- Dr. Bill Fagan, Professor of Biology at the University of Maryland
- Population and Spatial Ecology
- Dr. Daniel Simberloff, Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Science at the University of Tennessee
- Community Ecology
- Dr. Whendee Silver, Professor and Rudy Grah Chair of the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management at the University of California Berkeley
- Ecosystem Ecology
An edited video recording of each lecture is available below, along with a written summary of the lecture contents, an associated reading list, and the scholar’s slides. A full playlist of the video lectures is available here.