University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

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
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
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
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
FOR 021 - Dendrology
Classification, silvical characteristics, and identification features of native and introduced trees and shrubs.
Credits: 0 or 4
FOR 073 - Small Woodland Management
Concepts of forest ecology, resource inventory, cultural practices, and multiple use management for small woodland areas.
Credits: 3
FOR 081 - Forestry Seminar
Readings and discussions introducing current issues in forestry. Prerequisite: First-Year/Sophomore standing in Natural Resources.
Credits: 1
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 or 2
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
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 or 3
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: EC 012 or CDAE 061. Cross-listed with: PRT 152.
Credits: 3
FOR 182 - Advanced Forestry Seminar
In-depth examination of contemporary issues in forestry. Prerequisite: Junior/Senior standing in Forestry. Credit arranged.
Credits: 1
FOR 185 - Undergrad Special Topics
Readings, investigations, and lectures in selected forest resource subjects. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit arranged.
Credits: 0 to 6
FOR 191 - Forestry Work Practicum
Supervised work experience in forest resource area. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit arranged.
Credits: 1 to 9
FOR 222 - Advanced Silviculture
Scientific basis and contemporary status of silviculture practices. Prerequisite: FOR 223; permission. Alternate years, 2000-01.
Credits: 0 or 3
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 or 4
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
FOR 228 - Ecosystems Ecology
Examination of the structure and function of terrestrial ecosystems focusing on carbon and nutrient cycles. Laboratory sessions involve spatial modeling and data analysis. Prerequisites: CHEM 031, CHEM 032, NR 103, NR 143 or NR 146, or Instructor permission. Cross-listed with: NR 228.
Credits: 3
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
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 or 4
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 or 3
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 to 6
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
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
FOR 299 - Honors
Honors project dealing with the biology and/or management of forest ecosystems. Prerequisite: By application only. See Program Chair.
Credits: 1 to 6
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 to 6