GEM 520: Remote Sensing For Ecosystem Management


Instructor: Piotr Tompalski; Nicholas Coops

TA: Ethan Berman

Term: Term 1

3 Credits


This course introduces students to methods for gathering information about the Earth’s surface using remote sensing and how they can be applied to ecosystem management. Major course topics include electromagnetic radiation, spectral properties, sensor characteristics, photo interpretation, and basic digital image processing.


Suggested Textbooks:

An Introduction to R for Spatial Analysis & Mapping

Remote Sensing for GIS and Ecologists: Using Open Source Software (Data in the Wild)

Practical Handbook of Remote Sensing

Remote Sensing and Image Interpretation (any edition)

Remote Sensing of the Environment: An Earth Resource Perspective (any edition)