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Landscape Ecology

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Instructor:  Dr. Robert M. Scheller, Enviromental Science & Management

Offered every odd number Spring quarter; 4 credits.

Course Objectives:

We will explore the principles of landscape ecology as a framework for landscape research, analysis and management. This course will:

  • Synthesize the dominant themes of landscape ecology
  • Familiarize students with current research trends in the field
  • Explore applications from the landscape approach

The course was designed for Graduate students and junior or senior undergraduates with an interest in natural resources, ecology, conservation biology, geography, land use planning, and other fields. 

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What is Landscape Ecology?
  • Landscape ecology is an emerging discipline that recognizes that many systems - both natural and human - cannot be fully understood outside of their geographic context.
  • Landscape ecology recognizes that spatial patterns and heterogeneous environments are critical factors in understanding how systems work across a range of scales.
  • Landscape ecology provides concepts and theory that incorporate spatial patterning and spatial interactions into the dynamics of complex systems.
  • Fundamental concepts of landscape ecology serve as foundations for decision-making and problem solving in applied fields such as conservation biology, land-use management, and urban planning and development.
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