ES 702: Comparative Ecological Analysis

Synonym:

86438 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Beth Kaplin

Credits:

3

Seats:

12

Semester:

Fall 2012

Meeting Schedule:

Fri 9/7 (1:00PM-7:59PM)
Fri 10/12 (1:00PM-7:59PM)
Sat 10/13 (8:00AM-6:29PM)
Fri 11/2 (1:00PM-7:59PM)
Fri 12/7 (1:00PM-7:59PM)

Description:

Competency Area: Foundation
Required of and restricted to Ph.D. I students'

This course is designed to provide participants with the methods and strategies needed to apply ecological principles in research. Interpretive tools, research methods, and theoretical approaches include basic statistical analysis and design, field ecology techniques, and computer models or simulations. Using ecological principles as a foundation, other approaches such as natural resource inventory, ecological impact assessment, and ecological restoration are covered. The course has a case study orientation, emphasizing contemporary ecological problems in diverse habitats, exploring the common problems and solutions that emerge. (Additional contact hours will be met by specific coursework designed to be completed on-line.)