Principles of Ecology III (BIO 301)
This is a core course that is required for all Biology majors. Multiple faculty teach this course including Dr. Koerner. Dr. Koerner utilizes Mastering Biology Homeworks as well as in class participation points (daily via iClicker) in addition to multiple choice tests. While the general format is lecture, each day there is a small interactive activity to keep things exciting.
Ecology and Evolution: LAB (BIO 315)
This is a core course that is required for all Biology majors. Multiple faculty and graduate students teach this course including Dr. Koerner. In addition, Dr. Koerner and her lab run the Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) which accounts for approximately a 1/3rd of this course. So even if Dr. Koerner is not your lecturer, you will be learning much about the research she does and contributing to her lab projects
Global Change Ecology (BIO 549)
The aim of this course is to learn about the science of climate change and the effects it has on ecological processes. It builds heavily off of Ecology (Bio 301). This is an interactive discussion based class. We have a lot of fun, and students present information on a regular basis in front of the class. Participation and engagement with the subject matter are imperative for doing well in this course.
Workshops in Environmental Science: Community Dynamics (BIO 733)
Contact Dr. Koerner for more information about this course as the topics shift each semester to ensure relevant material for the current students. The goal is to provide students with a basis for a multitude of community analyses, helping them on the way to analyzing their own dissertation data.
Seminar in Environmental Health Sciences: Grant Writing (BIO 707)
The aim of this course is development of critical-thinking and writing skills through writing and presentation assignments.
Seminar in Ecology: Foundations in Ecology (BIO 605)
This course focuses on exploring the seminal papers in ecology that have shaped the field and inspired ecological research foci.