NTRES 6940

NTRES 6940

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

The department teaches "trial" courses under this number. Offerings vary by semester and are advertised by the department before the semester starts. Courses offered under the number will be approved by the department curriculum committee, and the same course is not offered more than twice under this number.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Environ Mgmt and Plan for Asia

  • 18053NTRES 6940  LEC 001

    • MWFernow Hall G01
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Lassoie, J

      Mir, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    This problem/project-based, experiential-learning course is intended for those interested in international environmental management and investment planning with special focus on globally-relevant case studies from Asia. Although Asia focused, this course will introduce students to, and equip with, analytical skills and planning tools currently utilized by international environmental management and planning practitioners globally. Applications required for this course. Please e-mail to On-Campus Leadership (javedhussainmir@gmail.com; lassoie@cornell.edu, and hz64@cornell.edu) AS SOON AS POSSIBLE (no later than November 10 as space is limited)

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Bioenergetics Modeling of Aquatic Organisms

  • 18054NTRES 6940  LEC 002

    • MFernow Hall G01
    • Jan 21 - May 5, 2020
    • Rudstam, L

      Sethi, S

      Watkins, J

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    NTRES 6940 - Bioenergetics Modeling: Theory and Applications. Bioenergetics processes govern the movement of energy through organisms. Bioenergetics modeling provides an important tool to understand a wide range of ecological mechanisms related to individual specimen life history strategies, growth, food web energy flows, predator-prey interactions, and the accumulation of contaminants, among other applications. In this graduate seminar, students will learn the theoretical foundations of bioenergetics modeling for aquatic species, and have opportunity to conduct bioenergetics analysis on one of two class research projects.

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Seven Week - Second. 

  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Reproducible and Collaborative Data Science in R

  • 18646NTRES 6940  LEC 003

    • MWFernow Hall G24
    • Mar 2 - Apr 22, 2020
    • Therkildsen, N

  • Instruction Mode: Hybrid - Online & In Person
    As datasets grow larger and more complex across all areas of science, computational skills are increasingly in high demand. This course introduces a series of practical tools that enable researchers to spend less time wrestling with software or repeating error-prone manual data processing and more time getting research done in efficient and transparent ways that facilitate collaboration and reproducibility. We will work in R/RStudio, primarily with the tidyverse packages and with Git and GitHub integration. Topics covered include 1) tidy data formatting, 2) rearrangement, filtering, exploration and visualization of complex datasets, 3) basic programming for building and automating custom tools, 4) tracking the history of file changes (version control) with Git and GitHub, 5) strategies for effective collaboration on data processing pipelines, and 6) using R Markdown to combine text, equations, code, tables, and figures into reports, websites, and presentations. The course emphasizes practical skill development and will be structured around hands-on (the keyboard) learning.