2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Feb 07, 2023  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEOG 389 - Conservation GIS

Although human induced changes on the Earth have been occurring for thousands of years, the current magnitude, rate and spatial scale of these changes are unprecedented. With the beginning of industrialization in the 1800’s we entered a new epoch - the Anthropocene- in which humans are the main driving force of environmental change. Land cover change, overhunting and climate change are the main drivers of worldwide species extinctions, which are currently 1000 times the background extinction rate. The Conservation GIS seminar will focus on technological developments related to the application of GIS and Remote Sensing (RS) in conservation assessments, planning and management, through the review of literature and case studies. Open to graduate students; advanced undergraduates may ask permission.

Prerequisites: GEOG 190 /IDCE 310  (Introduction to GIS), GEOG 293 /GEOG 383  (Introduction to Remote Sensing), ID 296 /IDCE 388  (Advanced Vector GIS)

Anticipated Terms Offered: Annually, Fall Module A