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PRINCIPLES OF LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY

Forest and Wildlife Ecology 565
Spring 2009
(cross-listed with Zoology, Landscape Architecture)

Week

Date

day

Class no.

Topic

Readings

 

 

 

January

 

1

1/20

T

1

Course organization & logistics

 

Introduction to landscape ecology

-Historical development
-Definitions
 

Concepts and terminology in LE

-Pattern, heterogeneity,  patches

 

 

 

 

TGO Chapter 1
WMTM Intro pp. 1-10

Forman & Godron 1981 WMTM

 

 

1/22

R

2

Concepts and terminology in landscape ecology (continue)

 

Scale and hierarchy on landscapes
-Spatial and temporal scales

Turner 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

TGO Chapter 2
Urban, O’Neill, & Shugart 1987 WMTM

2

1/27

T

3

Causes of pattern-abiotic template and broad-scale constraints
-Climate and continental   physiography
-Landform and landscape position

TGO Chapter 4
Swanson et al. 1988

Kramer et al. 2001

 

1/29

R

4

GIS in landscape ecology
-Sources of error
-Uncertainty

 

Quantifying landscape pattern
-Why, how to quantify pattern
-Interpreting landscape metrics

Bernhardsen, Chapter 1 and 3
Burrough and McDonnell, Chap. 9, pp. 220-240.

 

TGO Chap. 5, pp 93-125
Mladenoff et al. 1993
Wagner and Fortin 2005

 

 

 

February

 

3

2/03

T

5

Remote Sensing in Landscape Ecology

Fassnacht et al. 2006
Cohen BioScience
Groom Landscape Ecology

 

2/05

R

6

Discussion Session I

Bring 3 typed questions to raise and hand in

 

4

2/10

T

7

Land use Change

 

Ellis & Ramenkutty 2008

Foley et al. 2005

Schulte et al. 2007

PNAS Special Section 2008

Brown et al. 2005

Grau et al. 2003

 

2/12

R

8

Social and cultural aspects of landscape ecology

 

Radeloff et al. 2005
Radeloff et al. 2005
Hammer et al. 2004

5

2/17

T

9

Lab I: Collecting landscape data

Lab 1 Notes
Lab 1 Summary Table
Lab 1 Image

 

2/19

R

10

Biodiversity: Population models and landscapes

TGO Chapter 8

6

2/24

T

11

Biodiversity II: Landscape structure

Murphy and Lovett-Doust. 2004
Fahrig 2003

WMTM:
Lefkovitch and Fahrig 1985

Wegner and Merriam 1979
Opdam, Rijsdijk, and Hustings 1985
Pulliam 1988
Wiens 1976

 

2/26

R

12

Conservation biology III:
-Biodiversity and landscape management
 

Schmiegelow et al 2009

Gillies and St. Clair 2008

Orrock and Damschen. 2005

 

 

 

March

 

7

3/03

T

13

Discussion Session II

 

 

 

3/05

R

14

Lab I Presentations

 

8

3/10

T

15

Models in landscape ecology I
-Landscape change models
-Individual-based models
-Management


 

TGO Chapter 3

Scheller and Mladenoff  2007

TGO Chapter 6

 

3/12

R

16

 Disturbance and equilibrium

TGO Chapter 7
Perry 2002

Schoennagel et al 2004

Schulte and Mladenoff 2005

 

9

3/17

17

SPRING BREAK

 

 

3/19

18

SPRING BREAK

 

10

3/24

T

19

LAB II: Quantifying Landscape Fragmentation with IAN

Gustafson 1998
Required Images
Instructions
IAN website

 

3/26

R

20

Paleo-landscapes

Davis et al. 1998

Brubaker 1975

Graumlich and Davis 1993

Hotchkiss et al. 2007

Umbanhowar 2004

 

11

 

3/31

T

21

Micro-landscapes

Organisms

Processes

Forest understory

 

Wiens and Milne 1989

Scheller and Mladenoff 2002

Miller et al. 2002

Fraterrigo et al. 2006

 

 

 

April

 

 

4/02

R

22

Exotic species and landscapes

 

Theoarides and Dukes 2007

Predick and Turner 2008

Duguay et al. 2007

Deckers et al. 2005

Dukes and Mooney 1999

12

4/07

T

23

Lab II presentations

 

 

4/09

R

24

Conservation biology IV: Organisms at broad scales

-Wolves and Butterflies

Mladenoff et al. 1995
Mladenoff et al. 1999

2 articles at GROW website

Mladenoff and Sickley 1998
Mladenoff et al. 1997

13

 

4/14

T

25

Forest disturbance: Insect defoliation

 

Cooke et al. 2006 p. 487 - 507

Hunter and Elkinton 2000

Roland and Taylor 1997

 

 

4/16

R

26

Global change and landscapes

-Carbon, bioenergy

-biodiversity

 

Wayburn et al. 2007

Solomon et al. 2009

Summary of Hill et al. 2006

14

 

 

4/21

T

27

Historical landscape ecology

-Landscape legacy effects

Rhemtulla et al. 2009

Scheller and Mladenoff 2008

 

4/23

R

28

Landscape Models II

Syphard et al. 2006

Couclelis 2005

Scheller et al. 2005

Link to report with VDDT

15

 

 

4/28

T

29

Land/water interactions

-Hydrology and landscapes
-Landscape controls on surface water quality

 

Bosch and Hewlett 1982 
Galloway et al. 

Lovett et al. 2000
Vitousek et al. 1997
Sahin and  Hall 1996
Hornbeck and Swank 1992

 

4/30

R

30

Exam

 

 

 

 

May

 

16

5/05

T

31

Landscape management:

-Uncertainty
-Sustainability

-Ecosystem services

Hummel et al. 2009

Armitage et al. 2009

Holling and Meffe 1996

Ludwig et al. 1993

Ostrom et al. 1999

 

5/07

R

32

Discussion Session III

 

 

Forest Landscape Ecology Lab
Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison

 

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