Aubry Lab Population Ecology in a Changing World

Quantitative Ecology

I have developed a number of  classes for undergraduate and graduate students. I enjoy teaching quantitative topics to students interested in population ecology, general ecology, evolutionary biology, wildlife management, conservation, data management, programming, and basic statistics. I am currently teaching "Design of Fish and Wildlife studies", a 300-level undergraduate class.  The course covers philosophy and history of science, application of the scientific method in ecological research, preparation of research proposals, experimental design, data collection/analysis, scientific writing and scientific communication. These skills underpin modern natural resource management and related fields, and will increase competitiveness for those seeking careers in biological conservation, fish and wildlife management, as well as ecology.


In-Classroom Instruction

  • Design of Fish and Wildlife Projects (CSU, FW 370, 3 credits): Undergraduate class, every other Spring. I am teaching this class for the first time and hope to flip it down the road (i.e. hybrid between online and in classroom teaching).
  • Wildlife Data Collection and Analysis (CSU, FW 471, 4 credits). Undergraduate class, every other Spring. Course Description: Analysis methods used in wildlife management and research; adaptive resource management with emphasis on learning through field and computer labs.
  • Applied Sampling for Fish and Wildlife Studies (CSU, FW 552, 3 credits), Graduate class, Every spring. Course Descriptoin: Survey sampling theory and techniques, including distance sampling, with emphasis on wildlife and fish studies.

Past Online Instruction 

  • Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management : Undergraduate class, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
  • Plant and Animal Populations: Undergraduate class, Spring 2015-17.
  • Basic Statistics and Programming for Natural Resource Managers: Masters of Natural Resources, taught every spring.
  • Ecology of Animal Populations : Masters of Natural Resources