Campus was closed on Monday, the first day of classes, due to “weather.” So tomorrow, Wednesday, January 9th, I will teach my very first class as an Assistant Professor. I’ve created my own course that explores the latest questions and methods in landscape ecology and biogeography. In this lecture + lab course students will work with the latest spatial data to determine for themselves how and why plants and animals live where they do and how we expect them to respond to environmental change. They will learn the tools used in spatial ecology, conservation biology, urban planning, etc.: ArcGIS, specimen databases, species distribution modeling, and corridor modeling. During the last third of the course, students come up with their own projects using these tools and data to ask exciting questions!
Here it goes!