LRES 571 Landscape and Ecosystem Ecology
This course focuses on the principals and applications of landscape and ecosystem ecology. Students will gain an understanding of the forces that shape landscape patterns in space and time and the subsequent consequences for ecosystem processes. An important component of the course is an exploration of the methods and tools of landscape and ecosystem analysis. The content of the course is based on a combination of readings from textbooks and the primary literature and will hinge on detailed student/instructor interactions via online discussion. In addition, students will be expected to develop a rigorous analytical term-project motivated by a relevant question and the availability of data sets.