ESSM 464 SPATIAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
This is a Writing course that integrates spatial systems analysis with project management to ensure knowledge of successful spatial project implementation. This course brings to light what you should know as professional Spatial Scientist. Specific subject matter includes: Strategy and Planning, Requirements Analysis, Design and Development, Deployment, and Operations and Maintenance. Students will conduct a term project working with real world data and stakeholders to develop and manage a spatial project for practical applications.
ESSM 462 ADVANCED GIS FOR NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2017)
This is a Writing course in Advanced topics in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) to solve natural resource problems; manipulation of raster data types; three-dimensional modeling; emphasis on geoprocessing as it relates to applied projects, particularly with habitat suitability models; field and lab use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS); Internet-based GIS modeling. Prerequisites: ESSM 351 or AGSM 461 or equivalent or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification. Cross-listed with AGSM 462 and GEOG 462.
ESSM 689 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN ECOLOGY, EVOLUTION, AND BIOGEOGRAPHY (Spring 2015)
Quantitative Methods in Ecology, Evolution, and Biogeography is a survey course for data analysis and modeling applications using the R Statistical Programing Language. We will cover linear models, likelihood, model selection, randomization, meta-analysis, multivariate ordination, species distribution modeling, phylogenetic comparative methods, and geometric morphometrics. Prerequisites: graduate classification.