The CUES provides an organizational framework to support and enhance the current research activities and interests of Butler faculty and students in the areas of urban ecology and sustainability. CUES student interns participate in all aspects of urban ecological research including research design, data collection, data analysis, and the dissemination of research findings.
Indy Wildlife Watch
As part of a growing national network of cities, the CUES is exploring what wildlife species are present in Indianapolis and how these animals utilize the urban landscape.
Bird Window Strike
The CUES and collaborating organizations are pursuing answers to how bird biomechanics and building structure cause birds to strike window glass.
Sustainable Agriculture in Urban Systems of Indy
The CUES is working with local farmers to determinine soil contaminant health hazards in urban gardens and conducting a deep examination of how sustainable, local agriculture improves soil health.
Urban Plant Diversity Monitoring
The CUES is monitoring campus plant diversity and long-term impacts of restoration efforts and invasive honeysuckle removal on plant diversity along Indianapolis waterways.
The CUES has many past projects that are no longer active, but are not forgotten.