Course Description and Credit Information

This course discusses both the spatial and temporal characteristics of landscape including time-scale and size scale elements, the degree of complexity of habitats that affect overall species diversity at different spatial and temporal scales, and policy fragmentation. It also tackles how riparian forests contribute to conservation of aquatic communities as well as the important spatial and temporal considerations that are relevant to management of riparian areas of streams and rivers.

 

The most common practices used to stabilize riverbanks that affect floodplain processes and river dynamics and species-area curve are also discussed.

 

Learning Objectives:

 

1. Describe time scale and size scale elements of landscape features.

 

2. Compare and contrast the biological diversity between small patches of relict native communities with large patches of the same community.

 

3. Describe habitat fragmentation and how it affects biological communities.

 

4. Describe how temporal and spatial considerations can be integrated into landscape planning and habitat restoration efforts.

 

5. Appreciate the importance of considering historical ecological conditions when evaluating current conditions or predicting future conditions.

 

 

General Course Information

 

Credits

1 CEU/CE/PH/CH

HSW

Yes

Format

Pre-recorded webinar

Presenter

Stanley Gregory, Professor of Fisheries (Emeritus) - Oregon State University

 

Course Approvals

 

LA CES Approved

Yes

LA CES Approved which is accepted by the following states: AK, AL, AR, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, MO, MS, NE, NH, NM, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI, WV, WY

Yes

North Carolina
 

Yes
 

New York 
 ***Each licensee is responsible for determining if this course meets the state requirements

***

New Jersey

Yes

Florida

No

GA, MN, and SD
**There is no process to get courses pre-approved in your state, but there should be no issues getting this course approved.
 If not approved, we will exchange it for another course or provide a full refund.

Yes
**See explanation

 

Canada Provinces and Territories

British Columbia

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Ontario

Yes, per reciprocity with LA CES

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Spatial and Temporal Characteristics

    • Watch the Video

  • 02

    Spatial and Temporal Characteristics Quiz

    • Take the Quiz

  • 03

    Spatial and Temporal Characteristics Survey

    • Take the Survey