Environment and Natural Resources

Forest Ecosystem Management

Concepts and methods applied to managing forests across broad landscapes for biodiversity, multiple uses, and ecosystem integrity within the context of traditional forest management. Au Sem. 2 1.5-hr cl. Prereq: Sr or grad standing, and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 734.

Forest Management

Application of biological, economic, and planning principles to address the sustainable management of forest resources with emphasis of the timber resource and associated products. Sp Sem. Prereq: 3323 (323) and 3333 (333), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 635.

Stream Ecology

Structure, function, and biota of streams and rivers. Emphasis on ecosystem processes and community dynamics over space and time. Sp Sem. Prereq: 3300 (319), grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 622.

Soils of Forest Ecosystems

Characteristics and processes of soils in natural and managed forests; interactions of forest communities and soils; mgmt of soils in forest ecosystems. Designed for all students & practicing professionals in forestry & soil science. Au Sem. Prereq: 3000 (300.01), or Grad standing, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 630.

Soil Fertility

Provides a broad overview of the principles of soil fertility, plant nutrition, & nutrient management in managed ecosystems. Covers foundational information on the cycling of individual nutrients in soil, including the biotic and abiotic factors that influence these dynamics. Exposure to many contemporary issues around nutrient management and basic practical skills for managing nutrients. Prereq: 3000, or Grad standing, or permission of instructor.

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