2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 330 - Introduction to Species Distribution Modeling

An Introduction to species distribution modeling methods and applications.  Species distribution models (SDM), are increasingly used to evaluate the impacts of global change on biodiversity, to assess protection status, and for protected areas planning. The course starts with an introduction to ecological niche modeling, and continues with topics of data gathering, pre-processing, modeling (including statistical and machine learning algorithms), and validation. Topics will be covered through a combination of lectures, discussion of assigned readings and hands-on exercises.


Prerequisites: IDCE 310   GEOG 190  ID 190  Introduction to GIS

Anticipated Terms Offered: annually