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2010-11 Online Catalogue

Courses in Forestry (FOR)

FOR 001 - Forest Conservation
Introduction to the ecology and management of American forests: forest distribution, ownership, and ecological factors, species interactions, multi-resource management goals, and silvicultural practices. Cannot be taken by Junior/Senior-level RSENR students.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 013 - Intro to Wildlife Tracking
This outdoor course is designed to introduce the student to wildlife track identification and analysis at the UVM Jericho Research Forest. Cross-listed with: WFB 013.
Credits: 1.00
FOR 014 - Wildlife Trail Analysis
This outdoor course is designed to introduce the student to analysis and interpretation of wildlife trails at the UVM Jericho Research Forest. Cross-listed with: WFB 014.
Credits: 1.00
FOR 015 - Wildlife Track Analysis
This course introduces students to the details and clues left inside animal tracks including major body movements including speed, changes of direction and head position. Cross-listed with: WFB 015.
Credits: 1.00
FOR 021 - Dendrology
Classification, silvical characteristics, and identification features of native and introduced trees and shrubs.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
FOR 073 - Small Woodland Management
Concepts of forest ecology, resource inventory, cultural practices, and multiple use management for small woodland areas.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 081 - Forestry Seminar
Readings and discussions introducing current issues in forestry. Prerequisite: First-Year/Sophomore standing in Natural Resources.
Credits: 1.00
FOR 120 - Forest Ecology
Forest environment and its effects on the development and distribution of forest communities. Introduction to population dynamics, systems and analysis, diversity, stability, ecosystem disturbances, and succession. Prerequisite: NR 001, or another introductory Biological Science course. Not offered 2001-02.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 121 - Forest Ecology Laboratory
Application of ecological principles in the analysis of forest communities. Prerequisite: NR 025; a course in tree identification; previous or concurrent enrollment in NR 103.
Credits: 0.00 or 2.00
FOR 122 - Forest Ecosystem Analysis
An integrated field course to investigate, through quantification and interpretation, the flora, fauna, and abiotic components (soils, physiography, water, and microclimate) of a selected forest ecosystem. Prerequisite: FOR 121, NR 140.
Credits: 4.00
FOR 126 - Forest Ecology Field Trip
Assessment of southeastern forest ecosystems including Smoky Mountain communities, and upland and bottomland forests of the Georgia Piedmont and South Carolina Coastal Plain. Field trip at end of spring semester. Prerequisite: A course in plant identification; a course in ecology; Instructor permission.
Credits: 2.00
FOR 132 - Forest Fire Behavior & Mgmt
Forest fire ecology, behavior, effects, weather relationships, danger rating, prevention, detection, management, prescribed fire, smoke management, wildland/urban interface, and multi-resource perspectives. Prerequisite: A course in plant ecology or concurrent enrollment; Knowledge of plant identification. Alternate years.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 133 - Forest Entomology
Ecology and population dynamics of insects affecting forests and forest products. Insect control by silvicultural, biotic, and chemical means. Pre/co-requisites: Junior standing in Forestry or Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 146 - Remote Sensing of Natural Res
Cross-listed with: NR 146, GEOG 185. Identification, interpretation, measurement, and mapping of natural resources from aerial photographs and satellite imagery. Labs include air photo interpretation and digital image analysis. Prerequisites: Junior standing. Alternate years.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
FOR 152 - Forest Resources Values
History, methods, and current issues associated with the nonmarket and market values of forest-based resources, including aesthetics, wildlife, recreation, water, and timber. Prerequisites: Economics 12 or CDAE 61. (Same as Recreation Management 152).
Credits: 3.00
FOR 158 - Stewardship: Private Woodlands
Basic financial, legal and operational aspects for long-term ownership and stewardship of woodlands; appraisals, taxation, land trusts, conservation easements, estate planning; Vermont focus. Prerequisite: Course in Economics.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 162 - Properties & Uses of Wood
Properties, uses, and identification of commercial woods of the U.S. Manufacture of major wood products. Prerequisite: A course in tree identification. Alternate years.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
FOR 163 - Timber Harvesting
Private forest emphasis; impacts of alternative techniques on cultural and natural resources; preharvest inventory, prescription, layout, contracts, bookkeeping; postharvest operations. Alternate years.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
FOR 182 - Advanced Forestry Seminar
In-depth examination of contemporary issues in forestry. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Forestry. Credit arranged.
Credits: 1.00
FOR 185 - Undergrad Special Topics
Readings, investigations, and lectures in selected forest resource subjects. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit arranged.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
FOR 191 - Forestry Work Practicum
Supervised work experience in forest resource area. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit arranged.
Credits: 1.00 to 9.00
FOR 205 - Mineral Nutrition of Plants
Cross-listed with: BOT 205.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 222 - Advanced Silviculture
Scientific basis and contemporary status of silviculture practices. Prerequisite: FOR 223; permission. Alternate years, 2000-01.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
FOR 223 - Multi-Resource Silviculture
Theory and application of forest stand maintenance/manipulation for forest ecosystem sustainability. Topics: Silvics, regeneration, tree improvement, protection, stand structure/dynamics/tending, and multi-resource perspectives. Prerequisites: NR 025, NR 103, FOR 121.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
FOR 225 - Tree Structure & Function
Basic anatomy and physiology of trees and other woody plants, emphasizing their unique structural and physiological adaptations to the environment. Prerequisite: Permission.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 228 - Ecosystem Ecology
Examination of the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems using a systems approach. Laboratory sessions involve modeling and data analysis. Prerequisites: Biology 1, 2, Chemistry 23, an intermediate ecology course, Natural Resources 140, Math. 19, Physics 11 or equivalent. Alternate years, 2002-03.
Credits: 2.00
FOR 231 - Integrated Forest Protection
Integration of concepts of forest protection using a holistic ecological approach to forest pest management. Detection, population dynamics, evaluation, prediction, and pest management considerations. Prerequisite: FOR 133, FOR 234, or Instructor permission. Alternate years, 2001-02.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 234 - Forest Pathology
An in-depth survey of diseases of forest and shade trees emphasizing identification, morphology, physiology, ecology, epidemiology, genetic relationships, integrated disease management, and multi-resource perspectives. Prerequisites: BIOL 001 & BIOL 002; knowledge of plant identification and ecology.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
FOR 235 - Forest Ecosystem Health
Forest health is a broadly defined, emerging discipline in forestry and ecology that examines the agents and processes affecting tree and forest decline. Pre/co-requisites: NR 103, BIOL 001 and BIOL 002 or PBIO 004, MATH 009, FOR 021, preferred FOR 121.
Credits: 4.00
FOR 272 - Sustainable Mgmt Forest Ecosys
Principles of long-term planning and plan implementation in support of sustainable forestry; Adaptive management; biodiversity and ecosystem health; major management planning project. Prerequisite: FOR 122, NR 205; concurrent or prior enrollment in FOR 223, or Graduate standing.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
FOR 275 - Forest Watershed Management
Concepts of forest hydrology and forest watershed management; emphasis on natural processes and impacts of quantity, quality, and seasonal distribution of flow from watersheds. Prerequisites: NR 102; Junior standing; or Instructor permission.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
FOR 285 - Advanced Special Topics
Advanced special topics courses or seminars in forestry beyond the scope of existing formal courses. Prerequisite: Graduate or advanced undergraduate standing; Instructor permission. Credit as arranged.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
FOR 291 - Senior Research
Work on research problem under direction of a staff member. Findings submitted in written form as prescribed by department. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 292 - Senior Research
Work on research problem under direction of a staff member. Findings submitted in written form as prescribed by department. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Instructor permission.
Credits: 3.00
FOR 299 - Honors
Honors project dealing with the biology and/or management of forest ecosystems. Prerequisite: By application only. See Program Chair.
Credits: 3.00 to 6.00
FOR 382 - Seminar in Research Planning
Discussions of the planning and activities associated with Graduate student projects and research. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission. Cross-listed with: NR 382.
Credits: 1.00
FOR 385 - Selected Problems in Forestry
Advanced readings, or a special investigation dealing with a topic beyond the scope of existing formal courses. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Credits: 1.00 to 6.00
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