Food & Environment

Ecology for Anglers

November 20, 2019
Fall 2019 First-Year Seminar Ecology for Anglers elevates a common hobby into a learning opportunity through field trips and real-life application to the greater Davis area.

Taught by Dr. Louie Yang, Ecology for Anglers looked at the strong intersections between ecologists and anglers with focuses on local and broad ecology, environmental changes, and of course—fishing. This First-Year Seminar was a bit different than others because it included four 5-hour field trips rather than weekly classroom meetings.

A Day in Class: Wild Davis Course Gets First-Year Students Outside

May 30, 2018

By Greg Watry

"On a sunny spring afternoon, students in the First-Year Seminar class 'Wild Davis' ambled through the arboretum’s oak grove, inspecting the trees and their growths... There’s a lot to see on the UC Davis campus, and Department of Evolution and Ecology faculty Sharon Strauss and Laci Gerhart-Barley designed 'Wild Davis' with a simple goal: to connect new students, regardless of academic discipline, with the plants and animals that also call UC Davis home."