Landscape Ecology

Landscape Ecology
Interaction between spatial patterns and spatial processes in an ecological context. Methods, theories, and practical applications of landscapes at various scales.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 RecommendedGeog 101, 212, 213.
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 307
Course Outcomes

basic concepts

Demonstrate an understanding of the basic concepts of landscape ecology

pattern and process

Understand the relation between pattern and process in landscapes across multiple spatial and temporal scales


Read, understand, and critique research articles in scholarly journals related to landscape ecology

Landscape metrics

Understand and be able to use landscape metrics and associated methodologies and technologies to quantitatively analyze landscapes

Research communication

Identify and address a research question in landscape ecology, and effectively communicate the results orally and in writing


Apply landscape ecology concepts to environmental planning and conservation biology