Ecological Diversity and Climate Change


Evaluates the science of biodiversity and climate change, including changes happening now, in the past, and what we can expect in the future. Topics include forest diebacks, intensifying drought, increased wildfire, insect and pathogen outbreaks, and poleward migrations of land and marine populations. Analytical tools used to quantify change include elements of basic distribution theory, data manipulation in R, and examples of simulation methods. Course includes required travel. Prerequisites: calculus, statistics.
Curriculum Codes
  • NS
  • QS
Cross-Listed As
  • ENVIRON 623
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring