Fundamentals of GIS for Environmental Sciences (UC Irvine ESS 134)
Tony Soeller teaches this GIS course for undergraduates each year at UC Irvine. During my two quarters as a TA, I helped students apply GIS to questions related to Earth System Science.
The class had an opportunity to map the grass health, soil temperature, and moisture at Aldrich park. Here is one of the reports: Aldrich park lawn conditions.
Some of the student projects were quite interesting and well done. For example, one student applied ArcGIS to calculate the effects of the southern california wildfires on CO2 release from these ecosystems. You can download their report here:
COSMOS is a summer school for exceptional high school students. Click the above link to go to our class home page. There you can find some of the lab and field activities that we did, in addition to some of the lectures.
Bolker, B. 2008. Ecological Models and Data in R
Bonan, G. 2008 Ecological Climatology
Chapin, Matson, Mooney, 2004. Principles of Terrestrial Ecosystem Ecology
Clark, J. 2007. Models for Ecological Data (Text and workbook)
Ellison and Dennis, 2010, Paths to statistical fluency for ecologists Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment
Schlesinger, W. 1997. Biogeochemistry