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Wessman, Carol A Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Wessman's research program seeks to gain insights on the dynamics between landscape structure and ecosystem functioning, with focus on understanding ecosystem resilience and response to multiple disturbances. Dr. Wessman's approach involves field studies, remote sensing methodologies investigating temporal and spatial heterogeneity in ecosystem properties, and landscape and ecosystem theory. Research projects include: Subalpine forest response to multiple disturbances; carbon sequestration in post-disturbance landscapes; ecosystem resilience; and social-ecological systems in urban environments.

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  • landscape structure and ecosystem functioning, ecological response to multiple disturbance, ecosystem resilience, forest disturbance, social-ecological systems in urban environments, urban ecology, remote sensing

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Teaching

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  • EBIO 4060 - Landscape Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Studies distributional patterns of communities and ecosystems, ecological processes that affect those patterns, and changes in pattern and process over time. Consideration of spatial and temporal scales in ecological analyses is required to understand and predict response to broad-scale environmental change. Recommended prerequisites: EBIO 1210 and EBIO 1220 and EBIO 1230 and EBIO 1240 and EBIO 2040 or EBIO 2640 (minimum grade C-). Same as EBIO 5060.
  • EBIO 4800 - Critical Thinking in Biology
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021
    Lect. and discussion. Explores controversial issues, historical themes, or emerging developments in biology. Consult the EBIO Undergraduate Advising Center for current listings. May be repeated up to 15 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: minimum of 14 hours of EBIO course work. Same as EBIO 5800.
  • EBIO 4870 - Independent Research: Upper Division
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours.
  • EBIO 5060 - Landscape Ecology
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Studies distributional patterns of communities and ecosystems, ecological processes that affect those patterns, and changes in pattern and process over time. Consideration of spatial and temporal scales in ecological analyses is required to understand and predict response to broad-scale environmental change. Same as EBIO 4060.

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