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215. Dendrology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SAPL 120 and SAPL 300.

Grading Basis: Graded

Identification, taxonomic classification, silvics, and distribution of trees and woody shrubs of the United States with emphasis upon Northeastern species. Focus is on field-based identification skills in natural forest, woodland and shrubland settings. Lab sessions take place primarily outdoors. Field trips are planned. Taught concurrently with NRE 2415.

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255. Forest Ecology

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SANR 215.

Grading Basis: Graded

Forest structure and functional processes and their relation to physical environment (light, temperature, water, soil); the influence of time (succession, disturbance, stand dynamics) and space (landscape ecology, ecosystem management). Laboratory will be in the field or computer lab. Taught concurrently with NRE 2455.

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310. Introduction to Wildlife Management

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Not open to students in an undergraduate program.

Grading Basis: Graded

Basic wildlife techniques including habitat evaluation and identification signs. Emphasis will be placed on keeping a wildlife field journal. Field exercises and laboratory provide an opportunity to use and evaluate techniques for wildlife management.

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325. Fundamentals of Arboriculture

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Prerequisite or corequisite: SANR 215.

Grading Basis: Graded

Theory, science, and practice of evaluating, growing, managing and safe removal of trees within or in close proximity to built environments. Laboratories are field-based and will take place in outdoor conditions. Taught concurrently with NRE 3425.

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425. Fundamentals of Urban and Community Forestry

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: SANR 215 and 325.

Grading Basis: Graded

The theory, science and practice of evaluating and managing urban trees and forest resources, recognizing urban forest resources as part of socio-ecological-economic systems.

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495. Special Topics

Also offered as: SARE

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks section.

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699. Independent Study

Also offered as: SARE

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

An independent study project is mutually arranged between a student and an instructor. May be repeated for credit. Total credits allowed toward graduationn requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks section.

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