Spatial Ecology is concerned with the identification of spatial patterns and their relationships to ecological phenomena. Spatial Ecology has experienced a rapid increase in interest from:

  1. Broad-scale natural resource assessments
  2. Management and integration of “big data” into problem solving and decision-making
  3. Using technology to collect massive amounts of spatially and temporally explicit data

The Graduate Certificate in Spatial Ecology provides interdisciplinary training necessary to develop inference about ecological phenomena using appropriate spatial theory, statistics, modeling approaches and data management tools. Students gain the necessary skills to address tomorrow’s complex ecological challenges.

The Certificate is lead by Dr. Gary Roloff. Reach out to secology@msu.edu for more information.