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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP627 Course ID: 2742 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Landscape planning and ecology is a rapidly developing area of study that explicitly examines the effects of spatial pattern and scale on ecological processes that unfold over areas of several square miles or larger. Thus, landscape ecology and planning provides many concepts, tools, and approaches that will enhance the effectiveness of endeavors such as watershed management, ecosystem management, design of conservation reserves and green infrastructure, and smart growth. The goal of this course is to give students a firm grasp of the concepts of landscape ecology and planning and how they can be applied to enhance the effectiveness of environmental policy, management, regulation, and assessment.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Demonstrate the principles of landscape ecology.
  • LO-2 Analyze spatial patterns in landscapes.
  • LO-3 Assess implications of landscape dynamics.
  • LO-4 Appraise the relationship between the disciplines of landscape ecology and environmental planning.
  • LO-5 Demonstrate the use of environmental policy in the science of landscape ecology.
  • LO-6 Analyze a complex landscape-level project
  • LO-7 Develop a formal letter of comment to articulate environmental impacts on the landscape.
NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00 %
Week 1: Communication 3.00 %
Week 2: Models 3.00 %
Week 3: Historical Ecology 3.00 %
Week 4: Connectivity 3.00 %
Week 5: Neutral Landscape Models (NLMs) 3.00 %
Week 6: Disturbances 3.00 %
Week 7: Source or Sink? 3.00 %
Week 8: Landscape Ecology Summary 3.00 %
Quizzes 36.00 %
Quiz 1 9.00 %
Quiz 2 9.00 %
Quiz 3 9.00 %
Quiz 4 9.00 %
EIS Final 20.00 %
EIS Comment Letter: Final Draft 20.00 %
EIS Draft 1 10.00 %
EIS Comment letter: Draft 1 10.00 %
EIS Draft 2 10.00 %
EIS Comment Letter: Draft 2 10.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  • LO-1 Demonstrate the principles of landscape ecology.
  • LO-2 Analyze spatial patterns in landscapes.
  • LO-3 Assess implications of landscape dynamics.
  • LO-4 Appraise the relationship between the disciplines of landscape ecology and environmental planning.
  • LO-5 Demonstrate the use of environmental policy in the science of landscape ecology.
  • LO-6 Analyze a complex landscape-level project
  • LO-7 Develop a formal letter of comment to articulate environmental impacts on the landscape.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author:No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.