This course, offered by the Spring 2002 working group, and is a hands-on workshop in ecological data
modeling and application to forecasting. Students will assemble in groups with complementary expertise in ecology,
statistics, and computation. Each group will develop a proposal for the semester long project. An example might
involve a modeling exercise on forecasting that involves prediction, uncertainty, and novel spatial algorithms.
Proposals would provide motivation, set goals, and define instructional needs for their project. Faculty will review
proposals, provide feedback, and then organize appropriate lectures, discussion sections, and tutorials. They will
provide oversight as work progresses.
The course will be offered by:
• Dr. Jim Clark, ecologist, Arts & Sciences,
• Dr. Pankaj Agarwal, computer scientist, Arts & Sciences,
• Dr. Michael Lavine, statistician, Arts & Sciences,
• Dean Urban, ecologist, Nicholas School, ES&P