In this course, the student learns the functions of a forest ecosystem and is introduced to the silviculture of major tree species, the significance of natural communities, the role forests play in climate change, and current management and conservation practices. A central component of the course is a lab that studies and evaluates various natural communities; the student collects and analyzes the data and develops skills to predict environmental conditions that support certain species and natural communities. The student practices using software for mapping, navigation tools, and forest metrics data collection software.
School of Agriculture Plant and Animal Sciences
Biological Sciences (BIO)
3 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab per week