Research in the Kurle lab encompasses a variety of interests including trophic interactions,
foraging ecology and movement patterns of animals, stable isotope biogeochemistry,
and impacts of human perturbations (pollution, invasion, biodiversity loss) on ecological
communities. I work in marine and terrestrial systems and my projects tend to serve
an applied conservation purpose.
BILD 3, Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (Introductory Ecology and Evolution).
In this class, I present lectures on the history of evolutionary thought, evidence
for evolution and natural selection, speciation, human evolution, organismal diversity,
community and ecosystem ecology, climate change, and conservation.
BIEB 130, Marine Conservation Biology. In this class, we cover topics including marine
habitats and biodiversity, history of marine ecosystems, fisheries management, marine
protected areas, ecosystem based management, habitat destruction, coastal development,
aquaculture, climate change, pollution, and invasive species.