I was faculty at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point 2009 - 2014.
GIS for Environmental Modeling (Geog472) Geog 472/672 is for students who wish to enhance their GIS problem-solving skills with challenges and analytic approaches commonly used in ecology, hydrology and atmospheric dispersion models. Analytical techniques and concepts introduced include spatial autocorrelation, point density/clustering, landscape change, local spatial statistics, geostatistics, runoff/erosion and air/water chemical dispersion. Of particular importance is the relationship between environmental model output and decision support for resource management. Lectures and reading assignments introduce the course concepts supported by practical experience in a series of lab exercises. Software featured in the course lectures and lab assignments include ArcMap 10x, PCRaster, R and NOAA GNOME.
Geographic Information Systems I (Geog476) Geography 476/676 is an investigation and exploration of the theory and application of GIS, how to do GIS work. It presents an overview of general principles paired with practical experience in the analytical use of spatial information grounded by critical thinking skills. This course is designed for the student who wants to master and apply spatial analysis theory and technique to inform a chosen social or environmental discipline. Geography is a social science and Geog 476 embraces the social and technical contingencies that frame and give meaning to GIS design, implementation and application.