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.
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.
Three credits. Three class periods.
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.
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.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open only with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit with a change of topic. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks Section.
Credits and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor required. Course may be repeated for credit. Total credits allowed toward graduation requirements are restricted as outlined in Ratcliffe Hicks Section.
An independent study project is mutually arranged between a student and an instructor.