Catalog 2017–2018: Forestry (FOR) Courses
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FOR 202 Forestry & Natural Resources (3) (lecture/lab) Development of forestry and agroforestry, forest biology, soils, ecology, conservation, management, and products. Field trips to various forestry operations.
FOR 340 Remote Sensing GIS in Forestry (3) Application of remote sensing and GIS in forestry. Spatial data structures, map projection, global positioning system. How to create spatial data sets through GPS survey. Utilization of GIS software and performance of basic spatial analyses.
FOR 350 Tropical Silviculture (3) (lecture/lab) Sustainable methods and techniques for manipulation of tropical forest ecosystems to meet management objective; artificial and natural regeneration; site preparation and harvest methods; soil and water resources management; silviculture and the gene pool; intermediate stand tending and maintenance of forest health.
FOR 360 Urban Forestry (3) Conservation, management and restoration of trees, forests and related natural resources are core topics including the evolution of today's public and private urban forestry programs. Primary focus is urban forestry from ecological, economic, socio-cultural and economic perspectives. Changing demographics of urban areas, urban development and sprawl, resultant impacts and the political landscape are also topics. Sustaining urban forest systems through understanding or organization, structure, function and processes in a stressed environment are emphasized.
FOR 440 Forest Ecosyst Restoration/Mgt (3) (lecture/lab) The course gives the students an introduction to basic knowledge on the interdependent disciplines, restoration ecology and ecological restoration, with specific emphasis on forests. Planning and restoration strategies for natural systems in the tropical regions; assessing the condition and threats to native and planted forests and developing plans for their management; introducing tools used by restoration ecologists to solve practical problems; discussing scope and success of actual restoration projects.
FOR x94 Special Topics in Subject Matter (Arr.) Special topics chosen by the instructor. Course content will vary. May be repeated for credit, provided that a different topic is studied. Additional requirements may apply depending on subject and topic.
FOR x99 Directed Studies (Arr.) Statement of planned reading or research required. Pre: instructor’s consent.