We bring together students, faculty, and regional professionals with interests in the environment and the sustainability of natural resources and systems.
Ecology & Environmental Studies offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs focusing on the environment as well as several related minors. Students learn about environmental issues using an interdisciplinary perspective by studying the Earth’s biosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and geosphere. Undergraduate students in all of our programs engage in an internship or senior research project, and all of our programs emphasize hands-on learning with extensive laboratory- and field-based activities.
The Department of Ecology & Environmental Studies values all students, faculty, and staff regardless of national origin or immigration status. We support the free cultural exchange of ideas as being at the heart of the academic endeavor. This exchange deepens and broadens our students’ perspectives in an increasingly globalized society.
Ecology & Restoration
FGCU faculty Dr. Win Everham and Dr. Melissa May discuss ecology and restoration in Southwest Florida.
Research & Outreach