URES 197 Projects

The following project(s) are offered for the semester:

Spring 2017

Faculty Member: Alan Griffith

Department: Biological Sciences

Description: Extension of our campus tree survey program. In collaboration with Joni Wilson, Director of Landscape and  Grounds. Our goal is to map and document species and size information on all trees and shrubs on campus. This URES 197 project specifically will develop the plans and protocols to sample and document the flora of the non-landscaped portions of campus. These plans and protocols will be used to train future student workers to collect data.

Requirements: 3 hours/week, rudimentary GIS and mobile GIS skills, introductory GIS course is pre-requisite or co-requiste, rudimentary knowledge of ecology and sampling design, and library research