Seminar on Computational Sustainability: Algorithms for Ecology and Conservation

CS 691SU
UMass Amherst
Spring 2014


Jan 22 - Course Overview and Logistics (Dan Sheldon)

Jan 29 - Data Gathering: Sensor Placement and Citizen Science (Jeffrey Geevarghese and Kevin Winner)

Feb 5 - No class due to snow

Feb 12 - Species Distribution Modeling: MAXENT (Roy Adams and Aaron Schein)

Feb 19 - Occupancy Modeling Introduction and Background (Xiaojian Wu and Luis Pineda)

Feb 26 - Occupancy Models in CS (Tao Sun and Arvind Sowmyan)

Mar 5 - Mark-Recapture and Cormack-Jolly-Seber Models (Srinivasan Iyengar and Stephen Lee)

Mar 12 - Extensions to Mark-Recapture Models (Dan Sheldon and Ben Letcher)

Mar 19 - No class due to spring break

Mar 26 - Phenology (Farahnaz Maroof and Dan Sheldon)

Apr 2 - AI for Conservation Planning (Xiaojian Wu and Luis Pineda)

Apr 9 - Lansdcape Connectivity and Introduction to Network Cascades (Roy Adams and Aaron Schein)

Apr 16 - Optimization for Connectivity (Srinivasan Iyengar and Stephen Lee)

Apr 23 - No class (Monday schedule)

Apr 30 - Landscape Connectivity and Network Cascades (Dan Sheldon)