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  • Landscape Biodiversity Lab

    Montana State University
    310 Lewis Hall
    Bozeman, MT 59717


    Andrew J. Hansen

    Tel: (406) 994-6046
    E-mail: hansen at


    Courses Taught

    Bio 445

    Macroecology: Understanding Ecological Systems through Global Comparison

    Class Website Link Spring 2014

    Instructors: Andrew Hansen and Kathryn Ireland

    BIOE 491 (3 cr), M, W, F 2:10-3 pm, Lewis 407

    This is an advanced ecology course that is aimed at senior-level undergraduates.  It is designed to build on foundational lower level undergraduate ecology courses and allow the undergraduates to begin shifting to the knowledge base and ways of thinking required in graduate school.  The class will examine forested biomes as integrated ecological systems, compare similarities and differences among biomes in order to better understand general ecological principles, and consider implications for place-based management.

    Bio 515

    Landscape Ecology and management

    Instructor: Andrew Hansen


    Lecture Wed 3:10 - 5:00, Wilson 2105, Lab Monday 2:10 - 5:00, Leon Johnson 209

    This graduate level course examines the principles and techniques of landscape ecology and applies these to the conservation and management to real-world landscapes. The class includes a 2 hour per week computer lab that highlights software and computational techniques that are used to address landscape scale issues.

    Biology 524

    Frontiers in Landscape Ecology

    Class Website Link Fall 2012

    Instructor: Andrew Hansen


    In this graduate level course students gain experience in the key skill in science - publication and to advance knowledge on an important topic. Students and instructor will jointly develop a manuscript for publication. The class will review and synthesize current knowledge on the topic through class discussion of key papers, prepare an outline for the publication, write and review drafts of each section, and format the paper for submission to a scientific journal.