GEM 500: Landscape Ecology and Management


Instructor: Sarah Gergel

TA: Karly Harker and Kevin Yang

Term: August Module

3 Credits


In this course, students gain a base of concepts and skills to facilitate problem-solving approaches to natural resource issues. Landscape ecology principles and geospatial analysis tools are taught and applied to relevant ecological subjects. This course also introduces students to the five core themes of the MGEM program: resilience, carbon and biomass, ecological goods and services, landscape pattern, heterogeneity and change, and social-ecological perspectives for environmental management.


Required Textbooks:

Learning Landscape Ecology: A Practical Guide to Concepts and Techniques (2nd Edition)

How to Do Ecology: A Concise Handbook (2nd Edition)

Resilience Thinking: Sustaining Ecosystems and People in a Changing World 

Suggested Textbooks:

Landscape Ecology in Theory and Practice:  Pattern and Process (2nd Edition)