PCB 4462C: Introduction to Landscape Ecology with GIS
Introduces students to concepts of landscape ecology and use of geographic information systems (GIS) in landscape ecology. Landscape ecology requires thinking of biology and biological principles in a spatial context, while GIS provides an integrated computer-based approach to monitoring and analyzing spatial data, i.e., the data that underlies landscape ecology. Students will learn the properties of spatial data, how to integrate spatial and non-spatial data using GIS software, and how to research and answer landscape ecology questions using spatial analysis and GIS. Credits: 4; lecture + lab.