ESP 561: GIS for Conservation Biologists

2008-02-04 -

Addition to description: NOTE: Please check the FirstClass course folder for pre-class readings and assignments. $25 fee for manual and resource CD paid to ES Department.

Synonym:

52131 (for web registration)

Section:

A

Faculty:

Jonathan Atwood

Credits:

3

Seats:

13

Semester:

Spring 2008

Meeting Schedule:

Thursdays 1/17 - 3/6 (8:00AM-10:59AM)
Thursdays 3/27 - 5/8 (8:00AM-10:59AM)

Description:

Competency Area: CB – Required Civic Ecology
Restricted to Conservation Biology FL07 students.

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. Pre-class readings will be assigned. Check FirstClass course folder.