Forestry

Listing of Course Designations & Rubrics

Forestry - FOR

1001 Conservation of Forest Resources (2) F,S Resources of forest and range land, including wood, wildlife, recreation, forage, and water; techniques of multiple-use management of forest lands.

2001 Dendrology (3) F 1 hr. lecture; 6 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Principal trees of the U.S.; their identification, classification, nomenclature, and distribution.

2011 Forest Measurements (2) F 1 hr. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Use of forestry tools and instruments; techniques for measuring standing trees and wood products; estimating stand volume.

2043 Wood Science and Forest Products (4) F 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Structure and identification of wood; basic physical properties and defects; manufacture and uses of forest products.

3001 Cultural Practices in Forestry (4) S Prereq.: FOR 3061 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Credit will not be given for this course and FOR 3002. Primarily for students minoring in forestry. Transportation fee. Silvicultural systems and intermediate treatments; cultural practices for multiple-use management of forests.

3002 Silviculture (4) S Prereq.: FOR 2011 and 3061; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Students are responsible for paying for their transportation. Because this is an 8-week course, the general University drop/add dates do not apply. The instructor will provide students with the drop/add dates established by the Office of Student Records and Registration. Reproduction cutting systems, direct seeding, field planting, prescribed burning, intermediate cultural treatments, and application of forest tree improvement programs.

3003 Forest Biometrics (4) S Prereq.: EXST 2000, 2201, FOR 2011, and MATH 1431. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Students are responsible for paying for their transportation. Because this is an 8-week course, the general University drop/add dates do not apply. The instructor will provide students with the drop/add dates established by the Office of Student Records and Registration. Principles in measuring forest resources; measuring trees and stands for volume, quality, and growth; measuring land area, wood products, and other forest resources; sampling and inventory techniques; statistical inference; techniques for growth and yield prediction.

3004 Forest Photogrammetry, GPS and GIS (3) F Prereq.: credit for or registration in FOR 2011 and EXST 2000. 2 hrs. lecture, 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Principles, interpretation, and use of aerial photos, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in stand measurements and forest management applications.

3034 Field Studies in Dendrology (1) S Prereq.: FOR 2001. One week of field practice. Transportation fee. Review of species studied in FOR 2001; 60 to 70 more species of trees, shrubs, and woody vines indigenous to the southeastern U.S. studied; herbarium collection required.

3036 Field Studies in Mensuration (2) S Prereq.: FOR 3003. Two weeks of field practice. Transportation fee. Exercises in designing and conducting timber and multipurpose cruises; boundary location and other types of land surveying associated with forest resource management.

3037 Field Studies in Silviculture (2) S Prereq.: FOR 3002. Two weeks of field practice. Transportation fee. Field application of silviculture with studies of tree vigor, selecting trees for thinning, timber stand improvement, regeneration methods, and soil-site relationships; field trips to view on-site silvicultural practices.

3038 Field Studies in Timber Harvesting (1) S Prereq.: FOR 3002 and 3003. One week of field practice. Transportation fee. On-site studies of harvesting systems used in southern forestry; participation in timber harvesting; exercises in time and production.

3039 Field Studies in Wood Utilization (1) S Prereq.: FOR 3002 and 3003. One week of field practice. Transportation fee. On-site studies of wood manufacturing facilities; exercises in product/raw material relationships.

3040 Silvicultural Prescriptions (1) Prereq.: FOR 3002 and 3003. One week of field practice. Transportation fee. Field analysis of forest stands and related resources; development of written prescriptions of silvicultural treatments of stands from regeneration to final harvest; application of best management practices and other safeguards to protect the environment.

3051 Forestry for Private Landowners (2) F 1 hr. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Not for degree credit for forestry majors. Transportation fee. Improvement, conservation, and use of farm forests for production of goods and services and environmental protection.

3061 Forest Ecosystem Ecology (3) F Prereq.: BIOL 1201, 1208, and BIOL 1402; or equivalent. Occasional extended field trips. Transportation fee. Ecological theory applied to enhancement and protection of forest ecosystems and their resources; ecosystem concepts and structure, ecological energetics, biogeochemistry, genetics and evolutionary aspects, autoecology, succession, competition, biodiversity, silvics, population ecology, classification principles.

4021 Recreation in the Forest Environment (3) F Prereq.: senior standing. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Resource-oriented recreation in the forest; demand and supply; recreational planning and development of forest lands and waters; basic recreation management policies and principles.

4030 Tropical Forestry (1) V Distribution and characteristics of tropical forests; conservation and sustained management; managing the tropical forest resources of the world.

4032 Forest Fire Protection and Use (3) S Prereq.: FOR 3037. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Forest fire control and use; emphasis on southern forests.

4033 Silviculture and Management of Hardwoods (3) S Prereq.: FOR 3002 or consent of instructor. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Culture and management of hardwood forests and related resources; improvement, conservation, and use for forest products, wildlife habitats, and other amenities.

4034 Procurement and Timber Harvesting (4) F 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Field trips and practical exercises included. Purchasing, marketing, and harvesting timber crops; timber and pulpwood purchasing systems; value assessments, wood specifications, human relations, negotiations, ethics, competitive bidding, planning, road layout; legal and social issues; financial analysis of logging operations; contracts, records, wood storage.

4035 Ecology and Management of Upland Wildlife (3) F 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab; extended field trips. Transportation fee. Also offered as WILD 4035. Ecology and management of wildlife in upland habitat; recreational leasing of forest land; current issues related to upland wildlife.

4036 Forest Management (4) F Prereq.: EXST 2000 and FOR 3036 and 3037. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles of forest management; stand-level management planning, including growth and yield modeling and management decisions, decision variables, and decision criteria for managing future and current even- and uneven-aged forest stands; forest-level management planning, including traditional forest regulation concepts, harvest scheduling, and multiple-use management.

4038 Forest Economics (3) F Prereq.: FOR 3037 and either ECON 2030 or AGEC 2075 or equivalent. Economic theory applied to forest resources and their utilization; application of marginal analysis to forest production; capital budgeting; supply of forest products; application of economic theory to multiple-use forest management.

4039 Renewable Natural Resources Policy (3) S History of forestry and forest legislation; development and evaluation of policies in forestry, wildlife, and fisheries; current issues.

4040 Urban Forestry (3) V 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Conceptual role of trees in urban environments; optimum use of existing forested areas; species selection and tree establishment in suitable planting spaces; street tree ordinances; tree appraisal and evaluation; street tree planning and tree inventory systems; projects to acquaint students with actual urban forest programs.

4041 Wood Procurement (3) S Prereq.: FOR 3038 and 3039. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee. Systematic approach to purchasing timber through understanding timber taxation, long- and short-term contracts, and use of public records; timber owner and buyer relations in land and timber acquisition; mill studies and marketing of wood raw materials.

4042 Forest Products Marketing (3) S Marketing principles; forest products industry, structure, marketing activities, and competition in a global environment.

4044 Mechanical and Physical Properties of Wood (3) V Prereq.: FOR 2043 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Standard laboratory testing procedures, basic strength determination, working stresses, and timber design.

4045 Design and Control of Wood-Using Processes (3) V Prereq.: FOR 2043. Relationship of basic physical properties of wood to utilization processes involving machining, gluing, and finishing.

4046 Chemical Properties of Wood (4) V Prereq.: FOR 2043; and either CHEM 2060 or 2262. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Chemistry of wood, cellulose, lignin, and extraneous materials in wood and bark; chemical utilization and modification of wood.

4047 Seasoning and Preservation (4) V Prereq.: FOR 2043 or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Principles of lumber drying and wood preservation; economics of the treating industry.

4050 Industrial Forestry Operations (2) F Survey of major forest products corporations; upper management personnel; corporate structure, philosophy, strategy; business outlook, employment and personnel trends; wood procurement, land management, environmental concerns.

4061 Selected or Assigned Forestry Problem (1-4) F,S,Su May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit.

4064 Forest Tree Improvement (3) F Prereq.: FOR 3002. Genetic basis of variation in natural populations of forest trees; principles for using this variation to obtain genetically improved trees for reforestation; techniques of genetic selection, breeding, progeny testing, tree introduction, and provenance testing.

7001 Research Methodology (3) F Also offered as WILD 7001. Planning, conducting, and reporting of research in the renewable natural resources.

7002 Advanced Silviculture (3) S-O Silvics and silvicultural practices related to the commercially important Southern tree species, especially the pines; silvics and silviculture of several major commercial species outside the southern U.S.

7003 Advanced Forest Soils (3) S-E Prereq.: AGRO 2051 or equivalent. 2 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Transportation fee.

7004 Forest Ecophysiology (4) S-E Prereq.: PLHL 3060 and FOR 3061; or equivalent. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Whole-plant physiological responses that affect survival, growth, and reproduction of forest trees and other woody plants; effects of various forest site factors on physiological processes affecting survival, growth, and yield of trees; interpretation of response of trees to environmental stresses.

7029 Advanced Topics in Forestry (1-4) V May be taken for a max. of 6 sem. hrs. of credit when topics vary.

7036 Advanced Topics in Forest Biometrics and Forest Management (3) V Prereq.: EXST 7014 and FOR 4036; or equivalent. Theory and practices involved in predicting growth and yield of forest stands; applications of linear and goal programming, biometrics, and capital budgeting to timber and multiple-use management.

7041 Advanced Wood Science (4) V Prereq.: FOR 2043. 3 hrs. lecture; 3 hrs. lab. Topics in wood science, including review of selected literature; anatomical, physical, and chemical properties of wood, with emphasis on wood products.

7071 Graduate Seminar in Forestry (1) F,S May be taken for a max. of 3 hrs. of credit. Pass-fail grading.

8000 Thesis Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

8900 Research Problems in Forestry (1-3) F,S,Su May be repeated for credit. Pass-fail grading.

9000 Dissertation Research (1-12 per sem.) "S"/"U" grading.

 

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