Curriculum Vitae

Diane Pataki
  • Professor, Biology
  • Associate Dean of Student Affairs
  • Associate Professor, Biology


Current Courses

Fall 2017

  • BIOL 4950-008 Directed Reading
  • BIOL 4955-010 Individual Research
  • BIOL 7950-043 Independent Study
  • BIOL 7970-078 Thesis Research - Phd
  • SCI 6990-001 Prof Dev Seminar
    Location: SSB 350 (Student Srvcs Bldg)

Summer 2017

Spring 2017

Courses I Teach

  • BIOL 5540/CMP 6610 - Urban Ecology.
    The study of urban ecosystems involves both biological and social perspectives on the science of ecology. We will try to integrate these two perspectives in this class. Urban ecological processes are dominated by human activities and decision-making, but also interact with the local environment and with other organisms to influence biodiversity, habitat, available resources, pollution, public health, and many other aspects of human-environment interactions. We will examine different methods and perspectives of the study of cities as ecosystems, and the implications for urban policy, planning, and design. We will focus on several case studies in Salt Lake City and its surroundings, which will provide a framework for placed-based urban ecology.