Biocomplexity Classes and Seminars

NR505 - Concepts in GIS and Biocomplexity
Colorado State University

Class Syllabus  doc

Instructor: Melinda Laituri

Colorado State University's Concepts of GIS and Biocomplexity course (NR505) partnered with the Biocomplexity project to develop web-based GIS applications, targeting the high school education community, that demonstrate the utility and analysis capabilities of geographic information systems. These projects demonstrate how GIS can support data analysis based upon existing data and other ancillary data.

To see the GIS projects, click here

EY592 BioComplexity: Rivers, Roads and People
Colorado State University

Instructors: Melinda Laituri, John Loomis, Jorge Ramirez, Ellen Wohl

Spring 2004 Syllabus

ENVS 400 - Road Ecology
University of Pennsylvania

Instructor: Fred Scatena

Fall 2004 Syllabus

LARP702 - Interacting Networks in the Rain Forest of Puerto Rico
University of Pennsylvania

Instructors: Dana Tomlin and Fred Scatena

Class Syllabus  doc



Biocomplexity partnered with BTWF & USGS

The Biocomplexity Project partnered with the Big Thompson Watershed Forum (BTWF) and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to create comparative watershed assessments for student use and study. Teachers in Colorado and Puerto Rico will be partnered to develop curriculum and facilitate cross-cultural teaching strategies for natural resource management and innovative uses of web-based technology. Projects will focus on issues related to development, water quality, population growth, resource management, recreation, policy, etc.

BTWF also partnered with the Thompson School District to include this project in the Thompson River Project (TRP) course curriculum for the duration of the partnership. Contacts with teachers and other individuals in Puerto Rico will be initiated to round out the partnership.

Education Proposal

Education Presentation  ppt

  1. A State of the Watershed Handbook - A Guide to Preparing a Detailed Assessment of Your Watershed  (Versión Español)
  2. State of the Big Thompson Watershed Report