Natural Resources and the Environment (SANR)

215. Dendrology

Three credits. Recommended preparation: SAPL 120 and SAPL 300. Taught with NRE 2415.

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.

255. Forest Ecology

Three Credits. Recommended preparation: SANR 215. Taught with NRE 2455.

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.

310. Introduction to Wildlife Management

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.

325. Fundamentals of Arboriculture

Three credits. Prerequisite or corequisite: SANR 215. Taught with NRE 3425.

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.

495. Special Topics

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.

699. Independent Study

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.

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