Dec 07, 2021  
University Catalog 2021-2022 
University Catalog 2021-2022
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ESF-5300: Landscape Ecology

Through course work, seminar-style discussions, and field study we will examine the dynamic interplay between culture, ecology, and economy. Central to these approaches is the role of scale. Spatial scale is important in determining how processes ranging from climate to landscape change impact land use and settlement pattens and how land use patterns, in turn, impact landscape form and function. Time plays a key role with effective understanding of ecosystems only emerging after years, decades, or even centuries. We will draw heavily from examples from surrounding landscapes as well as national and international examples from marine and terrestrial environments. In an era of great ecological and social change, a large-scale perspective is crucial for developing effective decision making and understanding the implications for environmental change.
Min. Credits: 3.0
Credit Basis: Semester credit
Location(s): Antioch Univ New England
Method(s): Field Study,Classroom
Faculty Consent Required: N
Program Approval Required: N
Course Type Environmental Studies and Sustainability

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