Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis

The Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis track addresses measurements and related technology applications and resource analysis. Graduate students in this track may choose to specialize in topics such as: geographic information systems (GIS); remote sensing; geospatial analysis; survey design (including forest inventory and monitoring), measurement, modeling; and biometrics. Studies typically focus on landscape, region or global levels.

Faculty in the Assessment, Monitoring, and Geospatial Analysis Track

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Sample Coursework

The NRSM program does not prescribe specific coursework to its students, beyond a one-credit seminar (FNRM 8107). Each student, working with his or her advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of his or her specific research project and, ultimately, his or her career goals. See below for a list of courses that are representative of coursework taken by students within this track. When developing a well-rounded degree plan, most students also consider coursework listed under other NRSM tracks (see other Area of Study webpages for examples of coursework within those tracks), or within other departments at the university. 

  • CSCI 5302 - Analysis of Numerical Algorithms
  • CSCI 5707 - Principles of Database Systems
  • ECON 8201 - Econometric Analysis I (Not Offered Since 2002)
  • ECON 8203 - Econometric Analysis II (Not Offered Since 2002)
  • ECON 8204 - Econometric Analysis III (Not Offered Since 2002)
  • EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology
  • EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
  • EEB 8550 - Fellowship Proposal Writing
  • ESPM 5031 - Applied GPS for GIS 
  • ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration
  • ESPM 5101 - Conservation of Plant Biodiversity
  • ESPM 5111 - Hydro & Water Quality Field Methods
  • ESPM 5261 - Economics and Natural Resources Management 
  • ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science and Management 
  • FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • FNRM 5131 - GIS for Natural Resources
  • FNRM 5218 - Measuring and Modeling Forests
  • FNRM 5228 - Advanced Assessment and Modeling 
  • FNRM 5262 - Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis of Natural Resources and Environment
  • FNRM 5412 - Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis
  • FNRM 5471 - Forest Planning and Management 
  • FNRM 8202 - Research Problems: Forest Biometry and Measurements 
  • FNRM 8205 - Research Problems: Spatial Data Analysis
  • GEOG 5531 - Numerical Spatial Analysis
  • GEOG 5561 - Principles of GIS 
  • GEOG 5562 - GIS Development Practicum 
  • GEOG 8260 - Seminar: Physical Geography
  • GIS 5571 - ArcGIS I
  • GIS 5572 - ArcGIS II
  • GIS 5575 - Practical Surveying for GIS
  • GIS 5577 - Spatial Database Design and Administration
  • GIS 5578 - GIS Programming
  • GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
  • PUBH 8472 - Spatial Biostatistics
  • SOIL 5555 - Wetland Soils
  • STAT 5101 - Theory of Statistics I
  • STAT 5102 - Theory of Statistics II
  • STAT 5511 - Time Series Analysis

Statistics and Related Methods Coursework