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 our orientation course (NR 8101) and a one-credit seminar (NR 8107). Each student, working with their advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of their specific research project and, ultimately, their 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. 

Course Typically Offered
AGRO 5121 Applied Experimental Design Every Spring 4
APEC 5031 Methods of Economic Data Analysis Every Fall 3
APEC 5032 Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions Every Spring 3
APEC 8211 Econometric Analysis I Every Fall 4
APEC 8212 Econometric Analysis II Every Spring 4
CI 8149 Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing Periodic Fall 3
CSCI 5302 Analysis of Numerical Algorithms Every Spring 3
CSCI 5707 Principles of Database Systems Every Fall 3
DES 8103 Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Fall Odd Year 3
ECON 8201 Econometric Analysis Every Fall 2
EEB 5068 Plant Physiological Ecology Spring Even Year 3
EEB 5609 Ecosystem Ecology Every Spring 3
ENT 5126 Spatial and Temporal Analysis Spring Even Year 3
EPSY 5221 Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement Every Fall 3
EPSY 5244 Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation Every Fall 3
EPSY 5247 Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology Every Fall 3
EPSY 5261 Introductory Statistical Methods Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
EPSY 5262 Intermediate Statistical Methods Every Fall & Spring 3
EPSY 8266 Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods Periodic Spring 3
ESPM 5031 Applied Global Positioning Systems for GIS Every Spring 3
ESPM 5071 Ecological Restoration Every Fall 4
ESPM 5101 Conservation of Plant Biodiversity Every Fall 3
ESPM 5111 Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods Every Spring 3
ESPM 5211 Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis Every Spring 3
ESPM 5242 Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis Fall Even Year 3
ESPM 5261 Economics and Natural Resources Management Every Spring 4
ESPM 5295 GIS in Environmental Science and Management Every Fall 4
ESPM 5603 Environmental Life Cycle Analysis Every Fall 3
FNRM 5114 Hydrology and Watershed Management Every Fall 3
FNRM 5131 Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources Every Fall 4
FNRM 5218 Measuring and Modeling Forests Every Spring 3
FNRM 5228 Advanced Topics in Assessment and Modeling of Forests Fall Even Year 3
FNRM 5262 Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Every Fall 3
FNRM 5362 Drones: Data, Analysis, and Operations Every Spring 3
FNRM 5462 Advanced Remote Sensing and Geospatial Analysis Every Spring 3
FNRM 5471 Forest Management Planning Every Fall 3
FNRM 8207 Economic Analysis of Natural Resource Projects Every Fall, Spring & Summer 2
GEOG 5531 Numerical Spatial Analysis Every Fall 4
GEOG 5562 GIS Development Practicum Periodic Fall 3
GIS 5555 Basic Spatial Analysis Every Fall 3
GIS 5571 ArcGIS I Every Fall 3
GIS 5572 ArcGIS II Every Spring 3
GIS 5575 Practical Surveying for GIS Every Spring 2
GIS 5577 Spatial Database Design and Administration Every Spring 3
GIS 5578 GIS Programming Every Spring 3
NR 5021 Statistics for Agricultural and Natural Resource Professionals Every Fall 3
OLPD 5061 Ethnographic Research Methods Every Fall & Spring 3
OLPD 5528 Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods Every Fall 1.0-3.0
PA 5002 Introduction to Policy Analysis Every Fall & Spring 1.5
PA 5031 Empirical Analysis I Every Fall 4
PA 5035 Survey Research and Data Collection Every Spring 1.5
PA 5041 Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts Every Fall 4
POL 8126 Qualitative Methods Fall Even, Spring Odd Year 3
PUBH 7250 Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews Every Spring & Summer 1
PUBH 7407 Analysis of Categorical Data Every Spring 3
PUBH 8472 Spatial Biostatistics Periodic Fall & Spring 3
SOC 5811 Social Statistics for Graduate Students Every Fall 4
SOC 8801 Sociological Research Methods Periodic Fall & Spring 4
SOC 8811 Advanced Social Statistics Every Fall & Spring 4
STAT 5021 Statistical Analysis Every Fall & Spring 4
STAT 5101 Theory of Statistics I Every Fall 4
STAT 5102 Theory of Statistics II Every Spring 4
STAT 5201 Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations Every Spring 3
STAT 5302 Applied Regression Analysis Every Fall, Spring & Summer 4
STAT 5303 Designing Experiments Every Fall, Spring & Summer 4
STAT 5401 Applied Multivariate Methods Periodic Fall 3
STAT 5421 Analysis of Categorical Data Every Fall & Spring 3
STAT 5511 Time Series Analysis Every Fall 3
STAT 5601 Nonparametric Methods Every Fall & Spring 3
STAT 8051 Advanced Regression Techniques Every Fall 3
STAT 8052 Applied Statistical Methods 2 Every Spring 3
STAT 8053 Applied Stat Methods 3 Every Fall 3
STAT 8054 Statistical Methods 4 Every Spring 3