Advanced Landscape Ecology

(Zoology/Botany/Forest & Wildlife Ecology 879)

Spring 2024 syllabus

Monica Turner teaches Advanced Landscape Ecology during alternate spring semesters of even-numbered years. More information can be found in the syllabus on the course description and assigned readings. Advanced Landscape Ecology is an advanced graduate course that assumes general familiarity with the basics of landscape ecology.

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Graduate seminar, Introduction to Ecology Research at UW-Madison

(Agr/AtmOc/Bot/Ent/EnSt/FWE/Geo/Zoo 953)

Fall 2023 syllabus

This seminar is aimed at first-year ecology PhD students from departments across campus. It is complementary to another seminar aimed at mid-stage PhD students.

Ecosystem Simulation Modeling

(Zoo 800/Agr 875)

Spring 2023 Syllabus

Ecosystem simulation models represent the dynamics of the major pools and fluxes of matter and energy in an ecosystem and the factors that regulate those fluxes. The course emphasizes systems thinking and covers model development, parameterization, calibration and evaluation. This advanced graduate course is co-taught by Monica Turner and Chris Kucharik and was offered for the first time in spring 2023. We anticipate offering the course during alternate years.

Graduate seminar in ecology

(Zoology 956)

Monica Turner teaches a graduate seminar on a current topic in ecology during alternate spring semesters (odd numbered years when Advanced Landscape Ecology is not offered). Seminars meet weekly, and most have been for one credit. Previous topics have included:

  • Forest Fires and Biogeochemical Cycling (Spring 2021)
  • Social and Ecological Dimensions of Changing Fire Regimes (Fall 2017)
  • Forest Resilience in a Changing World (Spring 2017)
  • Abrupt Change in Ecological Systems (Fall 2016)
  • Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Spring 2015)
  • Ecological Futures: Regional Scenarios and Models (Spring 2013)
  • Ecosystem Services (Spring 2009)
  • Landscape Disturbance and Biogeochemical Cycling (Spring 2007)
  • Foundation Papers in Landscape Ecology (Spring 2005)
  • Modeling Interactions Between Terrestrial-Aquatic Ecosystems (Spring 2001 and Fall 2001, both were two credits each, co-taught with Steve Carpenter, Jon Foley and Emily Stanley)
  • Spatial Modeling (Spring 1999)
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