Natural History and Ecology
Developing interpretive and research based naturalists
The emphasis area focuses on courses in the natural and physical sciences, ecological theory, and ethics and policy. Courses include a broad spectrum of ecology, applied ecology (management and policy), conservation biology, and environmental ethics. students generally take two different paths in the Natural History and ecology emphases. Some become naturalists who observe and interpret particular organisms and landscapes. others emphasize quantitative research methods, including geographic information sciences (GIS), statistics, and analytic field methods and mathematics to become field biologists or ecologists who build upon natural history using scientific methodology.
After finishing his B.A. at Prescott College, Colin worked as a Crop Curator at Native Seeds/SEARCH in Tucson, and Patagonia, Arizona, and as ... Learn more >
Jessica Williams ’08 of Tucson was awarded a Campus Ecology Fellowship by the National Wildlife Federation to support work on college ... Learn more >
Alumna Nickie Check grows grapes for Caduceus Cellars, Merkin Vineyards in the Verde Valley, Arizona and teaches viticulture courses for ... Learn more >
Alumna Melanie Hardy is now the lead farmer at the community farm, Land's Sake in Weston, MA. The farm donates $25,000 worth of vegetables to ... Learn more >
Alumna Gretchen Hoffman works in Washington, D.C. for American Farmland Trust and coordinated the first-ever America's Favorite Farmers ... Learn more >