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Course ID:FORS 1000. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Forestry and Sustainable Resource Management
Course
Description:
An introduction to the practice of forest and natural resources sustainability. Through the understanding of social, ecological, cultural, and economic dimensions of forest and natural resource sustainability, students will gain the knowledge necessary to analyze complex forest and environmental issues and to identify effective actions needed to address them.
Athena Title:Introduction to Forestry
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 3010L. 1 hour. 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Dendrology Laboratory
Course
Description:
Students will complete assignments to illustrate principles and techniques presented in Dendrology.
Athena Title:DENDROLOGY LAB
Pre or Corequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FORS 3010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 3010. 2 hours.
Course Title:Dendrology
Course
Description:
Identification, classification, silvical characteristics and distribution of trees, shrubs, and other plants of importance to the management of forest resources.
Athena Title:DENDROLOGY
Pre or Corequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Corequisite:FORS 3010L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 3610-3610L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Biometrics
Course
Description:
Basic parametric statistical methods and concepts, including linear models, sample survey design and analysis, and applications to problems in forest resources. Analysis of forest resources data using standard statistical software.
Athena Title:FOREST BIOMETRICS
Corequisite:FANR 3000-3000L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 3900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Forestry Internship
Course
Description:
Students will work with a business, government agency, or other organization to gain professional experience related to the Forestry major.
Athena Title:Forestry Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students will receive 3 credit hours for eight weeks (40 working days) of work experience. Only three hours of credit from this course may be used towards graduation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FORS 3901. 3 hours.
Course Title:Community Forestry and Arboriculture Internship
Course
Description:
Students will work with a business, government agency, or other organization to gain professional experience related to community forestry and arboriculture.
Athena Title:COFA Internship
Nontraditional Format:Internship. Students may receive one hour of credit for every 100 hours of work experience. Only three hours of credit from this course may be used towards graduation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(FORS) 4000/6000-4000L/6000L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Soil Management
Course
Description:
Morphological, physical, and chemical soil properties affecting tree growth and forest productivity; evaluation of soils and site quality; preparation of forest sites for planting, diagnosis, and correction of nutrient limitations; use of forest soil systems for waste treatment.
Athena Title:FOR SOIL MANAGEMENT
Nontraditional Format:One Friday and one Friday-Saturday field trip are required.
Prerequisite:CRSS 3050-3050L or CRSS(FORS) 3060-3060L or CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4010/6010-4010L/6010L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 5 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Silviculture
Course
Description:
Theory and techniques of controlling regeneration, density, species composition, health, and quality of forest stands. Treatments studied include seeding and planting of tree species; thinning and regeneration cuts; and appropriate use of fire, pesticides, and fertilizers.
Athena Title:SILVICULTURE
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L) and (FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L)
Graduate Prerequisite:(FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L) and (FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4020/6020. 3 hours.
Course Title:Genetics and Breeding of Forest Trees
Course
Description:
Genetic variation in forest trees; harnessing natural variation and creating new variation to meet breeding objectives; biological and economic consequences of tree domestication; conservation of genetic resources.
Athena Title:GENET & BREED TREES
Prerequisite:BIOL 1108-1108L
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4030/6030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Regional Silviculture
Course
Description:
Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values of landowners and society. This course will focus on silvicultural systems and practices used on commercially important forest and stand types in the United States and worldwide. Artificial and naturally regenerated silvicultural systems will be covered. We will survey silviculture as practiced in boreal, temperate, sub-tropical and tropical regions.
Athena Title:REGION SILVICULTURE
Prerequisite:FORS 4010-4010L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4080/6080. 2 hours.
Course Title:Management and Restoration of the Longleaf Pine Ecosystem
Course
Description:
Basic ecology, management, and restoration of the longleaf pine ecosystem. Topics will include longleaf history, conservation status, and fire ecology. Discussion and hands-on application of management and restoration techniques for overstory, understory, and wildlife.
Athena Title:LONGLEAF PINE
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught as an intensive 6-day and 5-night Maymester class at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center in Newton, GA.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:WASR(FORS) 4110/6110-4110L/6110L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Hydrology
Course
Description:
Multidisciplinary examination of the terrestrial components of the hydrologic cycle focusing on the qualitative analysis of precipitation, snowmelt, runoff generation, routing, infiltration, and subsurface flow and transport. Emphasis is on the definition of hydrologic processes, identification of hydrologic resources, development of environmental monitoring techniques, and application to hydrologic resources management.
Athena Title:FOREST HYDROLOGY
Prerequisite:ENGR 3410 or CRSS(FORS) 3060-3060L or CRSS(FANR) 3060-3060L or GEOL 4220/6220 or GEOG 4030/6030 or ECOL 3520 or CRSS 3050-3050L or CRSS 4600/6600-4600L/6600L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4200/6200-4200L/6200L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:International Forest Business
Course
Description:
An overview of existing forest resources, their management and utilization throughout the world's major forest regions. Introduction to the issues of globalization, trade, exchange rates, and foreign direct investment.
Athena Title:INT FORS BUS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4210/6210. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Health and Protection
Course
Description:
Major insect and disease problems of forests, with an emphasis on their recognition and management. Forest fire prevention, detection, suppression and management.
Athena Title:FOREST HEALTH
Prerequisite:(BIOL 1104 and BIOL 1104L) or (BIOL 1108-1108L) or (PBIO 1210 and PBIO 1210L) or (PBIO 1220 and PBIO 1220L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4220/6220. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forest Genetics and Biotechnology
Course
Description:
Genetic variation, basic population genetics, and quantitative traits in forest trees; design and function of tree improvement programs; forest tree genetic markers and genomics; vegetative propagation and genetic engineering of forest trees.
Athena Title:FOREST GEN BIOTECH
Undergraduate Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 or permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:GENE(BIOL) 3200 or permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(ECOL)(GEOG) 4250/6250. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:International Forest Management
Course
Description:
Study-abroad to examine issues pertaining to the management of forested landscapes in the visited country. Introductory lectures on the natural and cultural history of the visited country will be followed by extended field examination of the country's forest resources and their management.
Athena Title:INTERNL FOREST MGMT
Nontraditional Format:Combination of lectures and field experiences in a foreign country.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(ANTH) 4270/6270. 1-10 hours. Repeatable for maximum 10 hours credit.
Course Title:Field Studies in Recreation, Tourism, and Leisure
Course
Description:
Field studies to explore the provision, management and conservation of recreation, tourism, and leisure resources and opportunities.
Athena Title:REC RES FIELD STUDY
Nontraditional Format:The course will include extended field experience and a series of lectures combined with seminars, presentations, and/or student projects. Two field hours (excluding travel time) is equivalent to one classroom lecture hour in which one semester credit requires 750 minutes of classroom equivalent lectures (hence 3 semester credits requires 3*750 (2250) minutes (37.5 hours) of classroom equivalent lectures).
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4530/6530. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wood Properties and Utilization
Course
Description:
General introduction to wood and wood products. Major uses of wood, characteristics of major wood products, processes involved in their manufacture, and properties of the raw material affecting its quality and use. Topics covered include wood formation, anatomy, chemistry, wood properties, and the processes used to manufacture wood-based products.
Athena Title:Wood Properties Utilization
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Enrollment in Professional Program of WSFR
Graduate Prerequisite:Enrollment in Graduate Program of WSFR or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4610/6610-4610L/6610L. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Mensuration
Course
Description:
Direct measurement and indirect estimation of primary and secondary forest products. Measures of stand productivity, density, and growth.
Athena Title:FOREST MENSURATION
Prerequisite:FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4620/6620. 4 hours. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Timber Management
Course
Description:
Organization and management of forest properties for the production of commercial forest products.
Athena Title:TIMBER MANAGEMENT
Undergraduate Prerequisite:FORS 4610/6610-4610L/6610L
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4640/6640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Inventory
Course
Description:
Planning forest inventories and comparison of various equal and unequal probability sampling concepts; permanent and temporary forest sampling procedures; current stand and future growth estimation principles.
Athena Title:Advanced Forest Inventory
Prerequisite:FORS 4610/6610-4610L/6610L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4650/6650. 4 hours.
Course Title:Forestry Field Camp
Course
Description:
The forestry field camp is an off-campus field practicum for students majoring in forestry. Field skills will be demonstrated, practiced, and honed in the forest environment in the areas of applied silviculture, harvesting, and forest inventory. In addition, a series of visits to forest products manufacturing and utilization facilities will provide first-hand knowledge of pulp, paper, solid wood, and engineered forest products and the resources required for their manufacture.
Athena Title:FORESTRY FIELD CAMP
Nontraditional Format:The course will be offered over three weeks during the Maymester of summer session. It will meet eight hours per day from Monday-Friday. The course will be held in a field/forest location. There will be one hour of lecture per day (five hours per week) and six hours of field work per day (thirty per week).
Prerequisite:(FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L) and FORS 3010-3010L and (FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Economics
Course
Description:
An overview of the application of economic analyses to forest resources. Forest resource professionals will be given a better understanding of the economic factors that influence forest management decisions.
Athena Title:FOREST ECONOMICS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 4710/6710-4710L/6710L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Planning
Course
Description:
Analysis methods applicable to forest management planning and decision making in forestry. Particular emphasis on optimization procedures and financial analysis.
Athena Title:FOREST PLANNING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(CRSS)(ECOL)(ANTH) 4760. 3 hours.
Course Title:Agroforestry in the Caribbean
Course
Description:
Exploration of the use of trees in subtropical and tropical agriculture systems. Study of design components and agroforestry practices of Caribbean production systems with consideration of social, economic, and environmental variables.
Athena Title:AGROFORESTRY CARIB
Nontraditional Format:Field-based course for Maymester term with the major portion of learning occuring in field activities (experiential learning). Periodic field trips will take students to visit sites that represent the instructional material.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5600/7600. 3 hours.
Course Title:Wildland Fire
Course
Description:
Introduction to fire as a natural component of forest ecosystems and as a tool for forest management. Emphasis on field experience with prescribed burns, including formal wildland firefighter training that will provide qualifications required for employment as a wildland firefighter.
Athena Title:Wildland Fire
Nontraditional Format:This course emphasizes field experience and interaction with practitioners of prescribed fire. Students will spend the first half of the semester preparing for an intensive one-week field course that will take place over spring break at UGA's Savannah River Ecology Laboratory near Aiken, South Carolina.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FORS 5610/7610. 2 hours.
Course Title:Prescribed Fire in the Forest Ecosystem
Course
Description:
Applications of fire as a tool for forest management, species conservation, and ecosystem restoration in the southeastern coastal plain. Analysis of fuels, weather, and fire behavior. Fire effects on plants, animals, and soils in the longleaf pine ecosystem. Emphasis on field experience with prescribed burns.
Athena Title:Prescribed Fire Forest Ecosyst
Nontraditional Format:The course will be taught as an intensive 6-day Spring Break class at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Center in Newton, GA.
Undergraduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Graduate Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FORS 5650/7650-5650L/7650L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Aerial Photogrammetry in Forestry
Course
Description:
The theory, techniques, and tools applicable to the use of aerial photographs in forest resource management and decision-making.
Athena Title:AIR PHOTOS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5670/7670. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forestry Information Systems
Course
Description:
Provides students with exposure to the latest forest inventory, measurement, and planning technology. An exploration of the theory and tools associated with recently introduced technology, and a focus on quantitative and computerized methods to assist decision-making processes. This course provides background to understand current technology and addresses broader management issues.
Athena Title:FOREST INFO SYSTEMS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5700/7700. 2 hours.
Course Title:Southern Forestry
Course
Description:
A comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the southern forestry sector and an understanding of how the region’s resources and their management evolved and function at present. A comprehensive assessment of the impacts of global climate change and forest sustainability in the southern United States is provided.
Athena Title:Southern Forestry
Undergraduate Prerequisite:(FANR 3300-3300D or FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L) and (FORS 3010 and FORS 3010L)
Graduate Prerequisite:(FANR 3300-3300D or FORS 4700/6700-4700L/6700L) and (FORS 3010 and FORS 3010L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5720/7720-5720L/7720L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Harvesting and Roads
Course
Description:
Techniques and systems for harvesting and roading forests. Production, cost, quality, safety, and environmental protection measures. Field exercises stress planning of harvesting and road construction operations to achieve desired objectives.
Athena Title:HARVEST & ROADS
Prerequisite:FORS 3000-3000L or FANR 3000-3000L
Pre or Corequisite:FORS 4010-4010L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5730/7730. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Forest Management
Course
Description:
Practical forestry in the South with emphasis on the management of private forest land. Topics include forest regeneration, tree identification and growth, basic measurements of tree crops. Not open to FRS majors.
Athena Title:PRINC FOREST MGT
Prerequisite:BIOL 1104 or PBIO 1210-1210L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5750/7750. 3 hours.
Course Title:Procurement and Management of Wood Fiber Supply
Course
Description:
Management of the wood fiber supply, program management functions, legal aspects and analysis of current issues in raw material management.
Athena Title:MGT WD FIBER SUPPLY
Prerequisite:(Enrollment in Professional Program of WSFR) or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 5760/7760. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forest Products Marketing
Course
Description:
Planning, organizing, and managing forest products marketing programs, domestically and internationally. Focus on developing marketing strategies and implementation of marketing plans in the context of forest industry structures and distribution channels.
Athena Title:FOR PROD MARKETING
Prerequisite:(Enrollment in Professional Program of WSFR) or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FANR(COFA)(FISH)(FORS)(GISC)(PRTM)(WASR)(WILD) 5950. 1-4 hours. Repeatable for maximum 12 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Forestry and Natural Resources
Course
Description:
Special-interest or experimental courses offered on a one-time basis. Course content will vary with each offering.
Athena Title:Special Topics in FANR
Nontraditional Format:Lecture/lab hours will be determined by course instructor as appropriate to topic and credit hours assigned.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(FORS)(ANTH) 6140. 3 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Conservation Ecology and Sustainable Development II
Course
Description:
Social science dimensions of conservation and sustainable development; social, economic, and political considerations in managing natural resources; policy-level aspects to project implementation.
Athena Title:CONSERV SUS DEV II
Prerequisite:ECOL 6080
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 6760-6760L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Quantitative Models for Forest Resources Managers
Course
Description:
Model forms used to simulate tree and forest stand development as well as models used to simulate the growth of various wildlife and fish species. Parameter estimation methods and model evaluation included.
Athena Title:MODEL FOR RES
Prerequisite:STAT 6220 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7070. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forest Resources Consulting and Real Estate Practice
Course
Description:
The establishment and management of forestry, wildlife consulting, and rural real estate practices.
Athena Title:FORESTRY CONSULTING
Prerequisite:Student in WSFR or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7500-7500L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Forest Products Manufacturing
Course
Description:
Primary and secondary forest products manufacturing. Raw materials, production methods, product specifications, machinery, plant layout, operation, quality control including destructive and nondestructive testing, markets, production, and product costs will be covered. The laboratory section is split between field trips to manufacturing facilities and laboratory exercises.
Athena Title:Forest Products Manufacturing
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7550-7550L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Wood Quality
Course
Description:
Wood quality in softwoods and hardwoods; relationships between wood anatomy, chemistry, density, and mechanical properties with forest products; tools and techniques for wood property measurement; design and aesthetics of wood; silviculture and wood quality with an emphasis on loblolly pine.
Athena Title:WOOD QUALITY
Prerequisite:FORS 3500 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7630. 3 hours.
Course Title:Intensive Forest Management
Course
Description:
Effects of silvicultural treatments on growth, yield, and product distributions of forest stands. Effects of vegetation management at various points in the life of the stand, fertilization, thinning, pruning, and initial spacing included. Effect magnitude as an objective criterion for management decision making is emphasized.
Athena Title:INTENSIVE FOR MGMT
Prerequisite:FORS 4010-4010L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7640. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Management
Course
Description:
Models for estimating forest yields at different points in time, including models for uneven-aged stands, and thinned stands, and methods for adjusting for effects of cultural treatments. Whole stand and diameter distribution yield models examined.
Athena Title:ADVANCED FOR MGMT
Prerequisite:FORS 4620/6620 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7690-7690L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 3 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Applied Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for Forest Resource Management
Course
Description:
Geographic Information Systems (GIS) methods and techniques to solve management problems faced by forestry professionals. Focus on the collection, organization, and analysis of spatial and tabular information with an emphasis on big data (FIA, RPA, census, Landsat) and their use in the decision-making process.
Athena Title:Applied GIS For Res Mgmt
Prerequisite:(FANR 3800 and FANR 3800L) or (FANR 4201/6201 and FANR 4201L/6201L)
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7710. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Economics
Course
Description:
Microeconomic and production economics theory with forest resources applications, financial analysis of investments, social benefit-cost analysis.
Athena Title:ADV FOR ECONOMICS
Prerequisite:ECON 2106
Pre or Corequisite:FORS 4710/6710-4710L/6710L
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7780. 3 hours.
Course Title:Timberland Accounting, Finance, and Taxation
Course
Description:
Timberland accounting, financial analysis of forest products company operations, financial evaluation of timberland investment and forest management decision alternatives, linkages between financial markets and timberland, timber taxation, and strategies involving forest assets in estate planning.
Athena Title:TIMBERLAND ACC
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7790. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forest Finance Decisions
Course
Description:
Analysis of forest asset financing, acquisition, management, and disposition decisions from a financial perspective. Development of financial strategies for a forestry operation, timberland portfolio management, asset pricing models and timberland, the behavior and evolution of forest asset markets, timber access options, and entrepreneurship in forestry.
Athena Title:FOREST FINANCE DEC
Prerequisite:FORS 7780 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7900. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forest Operations Management and Planning
Course
Description:
An investigation of issues and techniques in planning, development, and management of forestry business operations. Content is divided into two components: operations strategy formulation and operations strategy implementation. Special emphasis will be placed on the application of advanced quantitative techniques to forestry operations management problems.
Athena Title:FOR OPER MGT
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 7980. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 24 hours credit.
Course Title:Forestry Problems
Course
Description:
Individual student problems pertaining to forestry at the masters level.
Athena Title:FORESTRY PROBLEMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 7982
Nontraditional Format:Formal classes are not held. Faculty assist students as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8010. 1 hour.
Course Title:Forest Business Seminar
Course
Description:
Current and emerging issues in forest business management, including literature review and case presentations. Students will be expected to give brief presentations on assigned topics.
Athena Title:FORS BUS SEMINAR
Prerequisite:Permission of major or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS(ENGR) 8020. 1-3 hours.
Course Title:Bio-Based Economy Seminar
Course
Description:
Issues and opportunities associated with generating electric power or producing liquid fuels or other products from biomass. Topics include the economics of bio-based products, potential feedstock sources, alternative conversion processes for energy or fuels, harvesting and handling issues, production cost, and energy balances in alternative systems.
Athena Title:BIOECONOMY SEMINAR
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8030. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Tree Physiology
Course
Description:
Recent research in the processes that directly or indirectly affect carbon gain and allocation, including photosynthesis, respiration, nutrient uptake, water relations, and growth of trees.
Athena Title:ADV TREE PHYSIOL
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8050. 3 hours.
Course Title:Forest Stand Dynamics
Course
Description:
Dynamics of mortality, growth, and biomass allocation in forest stands during the four stages of development (stand initiation, stem exclusion, transition, and old growth) with emphasis on silviculture of southeastern United States forests.
Athena Title:FOR STAND DYNAMICS
Prerequisite:FORS 4010-4010L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8080. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 5 hours credit.
Course Title:Forest Health Seminar Series
Course
Description:
Seminar series delivered by invited guest speakers on topics related to forest health and protection, such as forest entomology, forest pathology, fire ecology, and wildfire management. Students are required to attend all seminars, which are offered every other week, and participate in the following moderated discussion group.
Athena Title:Forest Health Seminar Series
Nontraditional Format:100-minute-long classes will be offered every other week, with a final shorter review class of 50 minutes (for a total of 750 minutes). Class format will be the following: 50-minute seminar followed by 50 minutes of moderated discussion in which students will have time to interact with the speaker.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:FORS 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Ecology
Course
Description:
Factors regulating the structure and function of forest ecosystems, forest energetics, community dynamics, and research methods.
Athena Title:ADV FOREST ECOLOGY
Prerequisite:FORS 3020-3020L or FANR 3200-3200L or ECOL(BIOL) 3500-3500L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8180. 2 hours.
Course Title:Principles of Forest Land Treatment
Course
Description:
Basic principles for designing forested systems for treatment of municipal and industrial biosolids and wastewater. Hydrologic loading and assimilation/degradation pathways for N, P, metals and organics; methods for determining land-limiting constituents.
Athena Title:PRIN FOR LAND TRT
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8220-8220L. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Entomology
Course
Description:
Provides an understanding of the impacts and interactions of forest insects and their allies with trees. Students will learn about their natural histories and effective management options.
Athena Title:ADV FOREST ENTOMOL
Prerequisite:FORS 4210/6210 or ENTO 4000/6000-4000L/6000L or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8230-8230D. 3 hours.
Course Title:Tree Resistance Mechanisms and Plant Defense Theories
Course
Description:
Mechanical and chemical defense mechanisms of forest trees against pests and pathogens; constitutive and induced defense strategies; qualitative vs. quantitative resistance traits; classes of defense compounds; plant defense theories applied to forest environment; cutting-edge techniques for resistance selection. Direct lectures will alternate with discussion groups on peer-reviewed papers.
Athena Title:Tree Resistance Mechanisms
Prerequisite:FORS 4210/6210 or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8450. 3 hours.
Course Title:Advanced Forest Planning
Course
Description:
This course is designed to provide students with the theory, techniques, and tools associated with the most common, and more recently introduced, operations research techniques used in developing forest plans.
Athena Title:ADV FOREST PLANNING
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8460. 3 hours. 2 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Management and Modeling of Forest Carbon Resources
Course
Description:
An in-depth understanding of policies which are governing forest carbon management at regional and global levels coupled with the development of suitable quantitative modeling skills needed to determine the cost effectiveness of forestry as a carbon mitigation tool at the stand level.
Athena Title:Mgmt and Model Forest Carbon
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8470. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Self-Referencing Modeling for Environmental Sciences
Course
Description:
Application of statistical, mathematical, and computational, modeling concepts to the development of advanced self- referencing functions describing the dynamics of multi- dimensional systems affected by unobservable variables. Use of the generalized algebraic difference approach and stochastic parameter estimation to develop theory-based, base-age and path invariant, generalized, unbiased self-referencing models with base-age independent parameter estimates.
Athena Title:SELF REF MOD ENV SC
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8470
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8480. 3 hours.
Course Title:Quantitative Modeling of Forest Stands
Course
Description:
Application of statistical and mathematical modeling concepts along with computer technology to develop models of forest tree and stand growth and yield. Formulation of mathematical models with proper biological behavior and estimation of parameters using compatible growth and yield structures and systems fitting methods.
Athena Title:QUANT MODELS FOREST
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8490. 3 hours.
Course Title:Sampling Techniques for Biological Populations
Course
Description:
Theory of probability sampling procedures for populations of interest to forest resource managers.
Athena Title:SAMP TECH BIO POP
Prerequisite:[STAT 4240/6240 and STAT 4510/6510] or permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every odd-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBIO(FORS)(ECOL) 8770. 3 hours.
Course Title:Communities and Ecosystems
Course
Description:
Advanced synthesis of physiological, population, community, and ecosystem studies in the major terrestrial plant associations of the world.
Athena Title:Communities and Ecosystems
Semester Course
Offered:
Not offered on a regular basis.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:ECOL(PBIO)(CRSS)(FORS) 8850-8850L. 4 hours. 2 hours lecture and 4 hours lab per week.
Course Title:Terrestrial Biogeochemical Cycling
Course
Description:
Plant processes which mediate biogeochemical cycling on land. Includes survey of global element cycling, functions of essential elements, element acquisition, translocation and loss by plants, litter decomposition, and methods of estimating standing stocks of elements in and transfer rates of elements between ecosystem components.
Athena Title:Terrestrial Biogeochem Cycling
Prerequisite:ECOL 3500-3500L or STAT 4210 or STAT 4220
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:FORS 8980. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Forestry Problems
Course
Description:
Individual student problems pertaining to forestry at the doctoral level.
Athena Title:FORESTRY PROBLEMS
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in FORS 8982
Nontraditional Format:Formal classes are not held. Faculty assist students as needed.
Prerequisite:Permission of school
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
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