FAS 6306C Spatial Sciences for Marine Environmental Characterization 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

An introduction to the geospatial technologies, concepts and methods required to acquire, analyze and manage geographic data used in a context of marine habitat mapping. Emphasis is given to the understanding and appreciation of maps as a mean of communication between stakeholders with different backgrounds and expertise.

FAS 6356 Fisheries Enhancement 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides participants with knowledge and skills required for assessing where and when enhancements can contribute to fisheries management goals, and for developing and managing such initiatives effectively. Emphasizes integrative systems approaches and the key elements of population dynamics, aquaculture production, release strategies, genetic management, governance, and social/economic costs and benefits.

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FNR 5072C Environmental Education Program Development 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Comprehensive approach, from needs assessment to evaluation, applied to youth-based, nonformal environmental education. Required field trip and group project. Offered fall term of odd-numbered years.

FNR 5335 Agroforestry 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Biological, ecological, socioeconomic, and technical-managerial aspects of tree/crop, tree/animal, and tree/crop/animal systems. Examples of traditional and modern, rotational, and intercropped systems, and analyses of their structure, functioning, and potentials, with special reference to the tropics and subtropics. Offered spring term.

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FNR 5608 Research Planning 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

History and philosophy of science, scientific method, development of a research proposal. Research facilities and programs are presented. Offered fall term.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Required for all new M.S. students.

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FNR 5625 Managing Public Lands and Waters 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Concepts, principles and practices of managing public lands and waters of the United States, and, to a lesser extent, other countries; the natural resources involved; and the roles and responsibilities of governing bodies, management organizations, constituents and the general public.

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FNR 6061 Conflict and Collaboration in Natural Resources 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Overview of major issues, theories, and approaches related to conflict management and collaboration in natural resources. Topics include conflict management, collaborative processes, and negotiation; tools and frameworks for analyzing conflict; and evolving management approaches to natural resource conflict including co-management and community-based management.

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FNR 6560 Intro to Bayesian Statistics for Life Sciences 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces life scientists to Bayesian statistics. Will explore basic ideas regarding integration through simulation (Monte Carlo integration), the philosophy and strengths of Bayesian statistics, and the Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) algorithms needed to fit such models.

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FNR 6564 Ecohydrology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introductory course on ecohydrology - the study of interactions between organisms, ecosystems, and the hydrologic cycle.  Uses a blend of theory and case studies.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor

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FNR 6628 Watershed Management and Restoration 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Addresses science and policy of watershed management, focusing on biophysical factors, socioeconomic drivers, and the legal/policy context.

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FNR 6668 Natural Resources in a Changing Climate 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course takes a multidisciplinary and systems approach to address potential global climate change (GCC) effects to our natural resources and understand how adaptive strategies may sustain these resources in a changing climate.

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FNR 6669 Policy and Economics of Natural Resources 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Factors in evolution of forest, range, wildlife and related natural resources administration and policies in the United States. Includes policy components, policy formation and implementation, change processes, and economic criteria for evaluating policy effectiveness.

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FOR 5157 Ecosystem Restoration Principles and Practice 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Application of ecological theory and economic and political constraints to restoration practice. Emphasizes regional, national, and international case studies.

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FOR 5159 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

History, structure, function and ecological and economic importance; regeneration ecology, stand dynamics, restoration techniques, ownership patterns, and socio-economic and political and policy aspects of restoration

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FOR 5161 Forest Productivity and Health 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Silviculture, disease management, and genetic improvement. Stand development and composition, competition, growth-limiting factors, epidemiology, choice of species and provenance, and tree breeding. Offered spring term of odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 5435 Forest Information Systems 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Sampling methodology for natural resource inventories, involving remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning system (GPS). Offered spring term of even-numbered years.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 5626 Forest Resource Manag 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Forest Resource Manag

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FOR 6005 Conservation Behavior 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Methods for changing behavior in various groups to improve environmental sustainability.

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FOR 6151 Forest Ecosystem Health 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Forest Ecosystem Health is an integrated course dedicated to the study of forest health and how it relates to ecological restoration.

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FOR 6154 Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Concepts of the forest ecosystem, the role of models for understanding ecosystem dynamics, disturbance regimes and stability theory, nutrient cycles, and ecosystem energetics.

Prerequisite: BSC 2010, or equivalent

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FOR 6155 Forest Ecosystem Resilience 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Offers an overview of the abiotic and biotic drivers, and management activities that can either stimulate or suppress alterations in forest structure and function. The course also covers the methods used to detect change and surveys the models used to estimate how a forest will change in the future.

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FOR 6156 Simulation Analysis of Forest Ecosystems 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Conceptual basis, evaluation, implementation, testing, and analysis of forest simulation models. Students develop and present modeling projects.

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FOR 6164 Silviculture: Concepts and Application 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Principles governing establishment, treatment, and control of forest stands; regeneration systems; intermediate cuttings; intensive cultural practices; land use ethics; and management systems.

Prerequisite: Course in ecology.

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FOR 6170 Tropical Forestry 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Promise and pitfalls of production-oriented management as a conservation strategy for naturally regenerated tropical forests. Ecological constraints to sustainable forest management in the tropics; strategies, tools, and techniques for large- and small-scale management of old growth and secondary tropical forests for timber and non-timber forest products and services; future of forests and forestry in tropical landscapes. Offered spring term.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 6215 Fire Paradigms 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Reviewing dominant fire paradigms worldwide, including in-depth review of specific paradigm, its theoretical basis, and social/ecological/management implications.

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FOR 6340 Physiology of Forest Trees 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Growth and development of woody perennial plants, with emphasis on understanding how environmental factors affect their physiology. Offered fall term of odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite: graduate status or consent of instructor.

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FOR 6543 Natural Resource Economics and Valuation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Extending microeconomic principles to problems in forest production, supply behavior, forest valuation, and multiple use of forest lands. Offered spring term of odd-numbered years.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 6628 Community Forest Management 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Integrates theory from the socio-economic and bio-physical sciences with on-the-ground realities in implementing community-based forest management and conservation.

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FOR 6665 Landscape Planning for Ecotourism 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Planning frameworks and techniques of large natural areas. Offered fall term.

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FOR 6905 Research Problems in Forest Resources and Conservation 1-6 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Research Problems in Forest Resources and Conservation

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 6910 Supervised Research 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Research

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 6933 Seminar 1 Credit, Max 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Seminar

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FOR 6934 Topics in Forest Resources and Conservation 1-4 Credits, Max 10 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Selected topics in forestry and natural resources.

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FOR 6940 Supervised Teaching 1-5 Credits, Max 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Supervised Teaching

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

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FOR 6971 Research for Master's Thesis 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Master's Thesis

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FOR 7979 Advanced Research 1-12 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for doctoral students before admission to candidacy. Designed for students with a master's degree in the field of study or for students who have been accepted for a doctoral program. Not appropriate for students who have been admitted to candidacy.

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FOR 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-15 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

Research for Doctoral Dissertation

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GIS 6116 Geographic Information Systems Analysis 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Analytical tools such as software grid modules, database query, map algebra, and distance operators; analytical operations such as database query, derivative mapping, and process modeling; sources and nature of uncertainty and error, and project planning management.

Prerequisite: SUR 3393 and SUR 3393L

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PCB 5530 Plant Molecular Biology and Genomics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Integrated overview of the fundamental mechanisms enabling plant growth, development, and function, and approaches to study these at molecular level. Topics include replication, repair, transcription, translation, cell cycle, transformation, gene tagging, structural genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Offered in fall term.

Prerequisite: undergraduate molecular biology or biochemistry.

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PCB 6528 Plant Cell and Developmental Biology 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Cellular and developmental biology of plants. Lecture format with frequent discussion of recent papers. Topics include signal transduction, organelles, protein trafficking, and developmental mechanisms. Offered in spring term.

Prerequisite: PCB 5530 and PCB 5065 or equivalent.

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PCB 6555 Introduction to Quantitative Genetics 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Intended for students of all disciplines who are interested in genetic principles and biometric evaluation of characters that exhibit continuous variation in natural populations or breeding programs.

Prerequisite: STA 6166.

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SUR 6355 Analytical Photogrammetry 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course relates the principles of precise measurement and proper data reduction through measurements of photographs followed by calculations to determine spatial information.

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