This seminar aims to expose various approaches of modeling landscape
patterns and changes to students. We focus on understanding, describing, and
predicting land-use and land-cover patterns with a geographical focus. During
the course we will read articles about different modeling approaches, discuss
their applications, and work on four (out of six) lab assignments. Completing
the course, students will be able to evaluate the trade-offs associated with use
of a particular modeling approach under a given situation, and to implement
and interpret (at least minimally) several of the approaches discussed.
Prerequisites Basic GIS and statistics.
Readings No text for this seminar; all the required readings are collected from the
literature. All references are available for download in blackboard.
During the semester, six lab assignments will be available in CESAR and
SAL. You are required to work on FOUR of them only: Labs 1 &3 are
required, and you choose your third from Labs 2a and 2b, and your fourth
(last) from Labs 4a and 4b. We will meet in CESAR only every OTHER