Oran Weaver 395 Summer Internship UAA Biology USDA

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Oran Weaver 395 – Summer Internship UAA Biology & USDA, Forest Services

Oran Weaver 395 – Summer Internship UAA Biology & USDA, Forest Services

UAA & USDA • UAA Biology Department – Provides employment to students to work

UAA & USDA • UAA Biology Department – Provides employment to students to work on biology related projects • USDA, Forest Services – Provides grants to companies to determine better conservation techniques of forest areas This summer project was funded by a USDA grant

The Big Picture • Determine carrying capacity for deer utilizing a complex system of

The Big Picture • Determine carrying capacity for deer utilizing a complex system of nutritional constraints – i. e. How many or how long can a deer survive in a location with a finite supply of food

My Summer Work • Add features and make changes to an existing web application

My Summer Work • Add features and make changes to an existing web application to make a more robust tool – Web application is a carrying capacity calculator for deer – My CS 470 Project • Create a stand alone application to calculate carrying capacity using GIS text based maps

Web Application • Tasks: – Add a security feature to the password for web

Web Application • Tasks: – Add a security feature to the password for web logins – Add a winter sub model to the calculator • winter nutritional data • snow depth calculation – Enhance the calculator to work with variation data – Replace text buttons with image buttons

Screen Shots

Screen Shots

Deer Model GIS Application • Tasks: – Read a text based GIS map –

Deer Model GIS Application • Tasks: – Read a text based GIS map – Provide a GUI for the Calculator – Store nutritional plant data for quick access by the calculator – Calculate carrying capacity for a large area efficiently – Export the results into a text based GIS map

Conclusion • Diversity of tools and languages – C#, ASP. NET, Java. Script, HTML,

Conclusion • Diversity of tools and languages – C#, ASP. NET, Java. Script, HTML, CSS, SQL – Visual Studio, SQL Server 2000, IIS, Remote Login, CVS – Various web browsers, Ethereal • Lessons learned – Visual Studio’s generic names for controls do not enhance readability of the code – The more I learn, the more there is to learn