Landscape ecology asks how spatial patterns originate and how they affect ecological processes like forest dynamics, nutrient cycling, species interactions, and the distribution and population dynamics of plants and animals. Lectures and computer labs introduce students to concepts and methods of landscape ecology and their application to current issues of land-use management and global change. The students will learn to apply GIS, spatial statistics, landscape metrics, and modelling to address problems in conservation, biodiversity, and ecosystem management. [24L, 24P]
BIO205H5 and P.I.
BIO360H5 / STA215H5 / STA220H5
Students interested in this course will need to meet with the course instructor before being approved and permitted to enroll.