LRES 505 Concepts of GIS in Environmental Science
Credit: 3 graduate
Instructor(s): Sam Carlson
Course DescriptionGIS Concepts in Environmental Science utilizes QGIS opensource software to build a spatial science toolkit. Students will evaluate vector and raster analysis in LRES topics. Semester projects will deliver professional study area maps, data management of graduate work, and exposure to advanced spatial techniques.
Meeting Place and Times
Participants log in to the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 8 - 10 hours per week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.
Sam Carlson studies interactions among the geomorphic, chemical, and biological characteristics of stream networks, floodplains, and riparian areas, and has a Ph.D in Ecology and Environmental Science from Montana State University. His previous work includes an investigation into the consequences of forest management practices on channel morphology and stream nutrient dynamics, and a quantitative examination of the thermal influence of lakes on streams. Apart from his work in environmental science, Sam spends his time in his workshop, on a bike, or in a canoe.
PrerequisitesMust have a Bachelors degree
Time Commitment:8-10 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.
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- A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.
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