The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) is an academic center at
Butler University dedicated to the science of urban ecology.
Faculty and staff from the Department of Biological Sciences
founded the CUE in 2004. On campus, the CUE is located in Gallahue
Hall, Room 068. Our location within Indianapolis enables us to
focus our efforts on the needs and challenges facing the city.
While some of these issues may be unique to the local community,
many are common to urban areas across the globe. It is our desire
that the lessons learned here can be usefully applied
To innovatively explore, steward and enhance urban
CUE operates with a foundation in ecological science and
facilitates interdisciplinary research and education, place-based
projects, and public discourse by engaging Butler students,
faculty, staff and community partners.
CUE's vision is to be a national leader in the study and
practice of urban ecology.
In the liberal arts tradition, we view urban ecology as
inherently interdisciplinary and aspire to create a culture within
Butler and in the city of Indianapolis that recognizes the
fundamental importance of ecological knowledge for a sustainable