Environmental Field Methods
This course involves the presentation, practical execution, and interpretation of field methods used to evaluate and analyze natural and human-modified environmental conditions. Students will learn various methods and employ them to evaluate landscape composition, configuration, and condition through direct measurement and proxy data, complemented by regular lab- and field-based assignments. With a focus on the New England landscape, students will conduct group and individual projects analyzing current conditions, interpreting results, and presenting findings for forest managers, town and regional planners, and other governmental officials. (GEOG 0100, and at least one 0200 level course in geography) 3hrs. lect./3 hrs. lab.