Dr. Monica G.Turner
Department of Integrative Biology
University of Wisconsin
430 Lincoln Dr.
Madison, WI 53706
Ecosystem and
Landscape Ecology Lab

Teaching - Landscape Ecology Courses at UW-Madison

Principles of Landscape Ecology
(Forest Ecology & Management/Zoology 565)

Principles of Landscape Ecology (Forest Ecology & Management/Zoology 565) is a 2-credit course designed to introduce advanced undergraduate students as well as graduate students to the field of landscape ecology.  This course is offered by Dr. David J. Mladenoff during the spring semesters when 879 is not being taught. Course information can be downloaded here. Familiarity with the material covered in FEM/Zoo 565 is considered a prerequisite for Zoo/Bot/FEM 879.

Advanced Landscape Ecology
(Zoology/Botany/Forest & Wildlife Ecology 879)

Monica Turner teaches Advanced Landscape Ecology during alternate spring semesters of even numbered years. The course description, syllabus, and assigned readings for the most recent version of the course (Spring 2016) can be found here. Advanced Landscape Ecology is an advanced graduate course that assumes general familiarity with the basics of landscape ecology.

Graduate seminar in ecology (Zoology 956)

General Information

Monica Turner teaches a graduate seminar on a current topic in ecology during alternate spring semesters (odd numbered years when Advanced Landscape Ecology is not offered). Seminars meet weekly, and most have been for one credit. Previous topics have included:

  • Social and Ecological Dimensions of Changing Fire Regimes (Fall 2017)
  • Forest Resilience in a Changing World (Spring 2017)
  • Abrupt Change in Ecological Systems (Fall 2016)
  • Integrating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (Spring 2015)
  • Ecological Futures: Regional Scenarios and Models (Spring 2013)
  • Ecosystem Services (Spring 2009)
  • Landscape Disturbance and Biogeochemical Cycling (Spring 2007)
  • Foundation Papers in Landscape Ecology (Spring 2005)
  • Modeling Interactions Between Terrestrial-Aquatic Ecosystems (Spring 2001 and Fall 2001, both were two credits each, co-taught with Steve Carpenter, Jon Foley and Emily Stanley)
  • Spatial Modeling (Spring 1999)