Envs 6108 -Landscape Ecology In Planning
Course instructor: Dr. Carmela Canzonieri
Landscape ecology is characterized by its focus on broader spatial domains than those studied in ecology. Landscape ecology, with its focus on the relationship between spatial heterogeneity and ecological process, considers humans as one of many components affecting landscapes, and emphasizes natural and built landscapes. Fundamental principles of landscape ecology serve as the scientific basis for planning and design of sustainable landscapes.
The course will use applied and theoretical approaches to illustrate principles of landscape ecology, and will study their application for ecologically sound planning.
A special focus of study will be the application of these principles and ecological planning and design. The course is particularly significant in combination with ENVS 6231 Environmental Planning, ENV 6321 Environmental Planning and Design Workshop and GIS courses. Students from other program, as Geography, might be interested too.
Students will learn the current concepts and methods of landscape ecology, and applications of landscape ecology in planning through (1) class lectures; (2) readings, which will be summarized in reading logs, and discussion of literature reflecting state-of-the-art research in the field; (3) participation in the class website and weblog; (4) completion of a final paper/project that allows students to develop or apply these tools and concepts to their own case study.
Term Paper/ Final Presentation 60%
Class blog participation: 20%
Weekly Readings comments: 10%
Class Participation/Discussion 10%
ENVS 6108 -- Landscape Ecology in Planning
Home - course description and basic information.
- a learning blog for class members to post interesting 'finds' and current events related to landscape ecology in planning.
Schedule - short form schedule and lecture notes.
Readings - weekly readings and lecture notes.
Assignments - what you need to do and when you need to do it.
Projects - student work archive.
Links/resources - further internet information related to course work.
ContactProf. Carmela Canzonieri