Ecological Planning with GIS

Provides a practical introduction to spatial environmental assessment and planning methods, from landscape to regional scales. Lectures and discussions focus on key concepts in landscape ecology as well as the data and methods needed to incorporate these concepts in environmental planning. Weekly lab exercises demonstrate how natural systems are represented in modern geographic information systems, how to synthesize information using overlay analysis and suitability modeling, and design methods that build on the resulting syntheses. Features raster GIS analysis methods.

Workshop meets 9:30am-4:30pm on 2/10, 3/2, 4/6, and 5/4 in room 9-251

Prerequisites: 11.205, 11.520, or permission of instructor