Academic Programs Catalog

College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

Department of Forestry

Graduate Study
Spatial Ecology - Graduate Certificate

The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology provides interdisciplinary training necessary to develop inference about ecological phenomena using appropriate spatial theory, statistics, modeling approaches, and data management tools. Students gain the necessary skills to address tomorrow’s complex ecological challenges.

The graduate certificate is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in master’s or doctoral degree programs at Michigan State University.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology

                       
1.     The following course (4 credits):  
      GEO 866 Spatial Data 4
2.     One of the following courses (3 credits):  
      FOR 870 Spatial Ecology 3
      FW 840 Landscape Ecology 3
3.     One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):  
      CSS 921 Geostatistics 3
      FOR 867 Hierarchical Modeling and Computing for Spatio-temporal Environmental Data 3
      FOR 870 Spatial Ecology 3
      FW 840 Landscape Ecology 3
      GEO 865 Advanced Quantitative Methods in Geography 4
      GEO 869 Geosimulation 3
      Forestry 870 and Fisheries and Wildlife 840 may not be used to fulfill this requirement if used to fulfill requirement 2. above.