ESP 561: GIS for Conservation Biologists
Synonym:66303 (for web registration)
Meeting Schedule:Fridays 1/22 - 5/7 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Competency Area: CB – Required Civic Ecology; Cert, EAO, EE & IND – elective
Restricted to Conservation Biology students from December 8 – 16; open to all ES students on December 17.
This is an introductory course in the use of GIS to effectively communicate spatially explicit environmental information. The class will explore how to access GIS information available on the WWW, extract and analyze data using ArcGIS 9.x software, create data files relevant to natural resource inventory work, and effectively transmit results to both lay and technical audiences. This class will emphasize use of GIS in a research context, especially including its role in habitat conservation planning and policy development. Note: Please check the SAKAI course folder for pre-class readings and assignments.