Teaching

List of courses (information is subject to change) [last updated: 3/2015]

SWS 5721C GIS in Land Resource Management (On-campus section)

Objectives: To provide students with the basic concepts of, and experience in using, the ArcGIS geographic information system (GIS) and geospatial methods as applied to land resource management issues.
Format: Lectures and labs (Virtual Computer Lab)
Credits: 3
Time:
Fall
ICGIS:
The course counts towards the ICGIS certificate (http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis)

Syllabus


SWS 5721C GIS in Land Resource Management (Distance education section)

Objectives: To provide students with the basic concepts of, and experience in using, the ArcGIS geographic information system (GIS) and geospatial methods as applied to land resource management issues.

Format: Distance education (Internet & Virtual Computer Lab)
Requirement:
High-speed Internet access
Credits: 3
Time:
Fall
ICGIS:
The course counts towards the ICGIS certificate (http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis)

Syllabus

 

SWS 4720C GIS in Soil and Water Science (On-campus and distance education sections)

Objectives: To provide students with the basic concepts of geographic information systems and applications focused on soil and water resource management.
Format:
Lectures and labs
Credits:
3
Time:
Fall

Current instructor: Susan Curry (previously taught by Grunwald 2002-2008)

ALS 5027 Reusable Learning Objects (Distance education section)

Objectives: Learn about technical and pedagogical approaches to develop RLOs. An RLO is a type
of online instruction that provides a digital educational resource that can be reused, scaled, and shared
from a central online repository in the support of instruction, learning, outreach/extension. RLOs can be
developed on various thematic topics including environmental sciences (soil, water, climate, policy, and
ecosystem services), ecology, natural resources, agricultural management, agriculture and life sciences,
and more.
Format:
Self-paced online course
Credits:
1
Time:
Spring and Summer

Syllabus and Orientation (recording)

SWS 6722 Soil-Landscape Modeling (On-campus section)

Objectives: The goal of this class is to explore various concepts and quantitative methods to model and understand the spatial distribution of soil and environmental properties across landscapes considering its biological and chemical composition, physical environment, and anthropogenic patterns. This is essential to understand environmental consequences (e.g. fate of nutrients, pesticides, and potential contaminants) that relate to soils as natural bodies within the landscape/hydrological continua. The relationship between soil properties and environmental landscape factors is given special attention. Various quantitative modeling techniques (including modern regression and geostatistics) are reviewed to model complex relationships between environmental factors.

Format: Lectures and projects
Credits:
3
Time:
Spring odd years
ICGIS:
The course counts towards the ICGIS certificate (http://web.uflib.ufl.edu/icgis)


Syllabus

Short Courses in GIS

GIS for Landscape Analysis: July 27-31, 2009 at ICRISAT, Patancheru/Hyderabad, India.

Applications in Land Resource Management: July 31 to August 4, 2006 at ICRISAT, Patancheru/Hyderabad, India.

Introduction to GIS Applications in Soil & Water Sciences: August 2002, 2003 and 2004; Gainesville, UF.

Workshops

E-Tools and Reusable Learning Objects for Research, Teaching and Extension, Hyderabad/Patancheru, India, May 11-16, 2009.

Reusable Learning Objects - Agricultural Knowledge Initiative, Gainesville, UF, Feb. 4-5, 2008.

Reusable Learning Objects for Extension and Outreach, Gainesville, UF, Jan. 3, 2008.

Innovative e-Technologies for Distance Education and Extension/Outreach for Efficient Water Management, Hyderabad/Patancheru, India, March 5-9, 2007.

SWS Distance Education Training, Gainesville, UF, Sept. 16, 2004.

Distance Education Graduate Track in Environmental Science, Soil and Water Science Department, University of Florida

Director / Coordinator of Distance Education Programs (11/2001 - 5/2011):
Dr. Grunwald
Information: http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/distance

School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), University of Florida

Dr. Grunwald is Affiliate Faculty in SNRE (graduate student advisor status).
SNRE offers M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Interdisciplinary Ecology. Information about the graduate programs can be found at: http://snre.ufl.edu/

Agricultural and Bioengineering Department (ABE), University of Florida

Dr. Grunwald is Affiliate Faculty in ABE (graduate student advisor status).
Research areas:
(1) Agrisystems engineering,
(2) Biological engineering, and
(3) Land and Water Resource Engineering.

IGERT (Integrative Graduate Education and Research) Adaptive Management (Water - Wetlands - Watersheds)

Funded by the National Science Foundation
Collaborating faculty: Dr. Grunwald
Information:
http://amw3igert.ufl.edu

Water Institute, University of Florida

Dr. Grunwald is participating member of the Water Institute. Adequate water of sufficient quality is a pressing need for society as development pressures stress existing supplies. Competing demands for water require non-traditional solutions that must balance economic, environmental, and social factors. The mission of the University of Florida Water Institute is to meet this need by fostering interdisciplinary research, education, and public outreach programs designed to:

  • Improve understanding of the physical, chemical, and biological processes in aquatic systems (rivers, lakes, oceans, estuaries, wetlands, and ground waters).
  • Enhance understanding of how human activities and attitudes affect aquatic systems.
  • Develop and promote the adoption of improved methodologies for water management and policy development based on a strong background in water-related sciences, engineering, management and law.
http://waterinstitute.ufl.edu/