Credits: 3. Prereq: refer to the department.
Provides students with a basic understanding of the classification, nomenclature, morphology, ecological relationships, associations and uses of the major forest tree and shrub species of North America.
Credits: 3; Prereq: STA 2023.
Basic concepts of sampling. Design of cost-effective sample surveys. Sampling methodology applicable to natural resources: simple random, stratified, systematic, multi-phase and multi-stage. Cluster sampling, ratio, regression and difference estimation. Line transects. Computer simulation of sampling methods. Intro to remote sensing, geographic information and global positioning systems.
Study of the principles of effective communications in natural resources including audience, message, media, information sources and formats; provides for practical experiences with the development and applications of communication plans, including proven natural resource programs.
Environmental Education Program Development
Credits: 3; Prereq: recommended EDG 2930 and/or WIS 5423; Coreq: FNR 4343L.
A comprehensive approach to program development, from needs assessment to evaluation, will be applied to non-formal environmental opportunities. Existing and developing programs will be analyzed, with emphasis on the role of participation and indicators in meeting environmental objectives. Required field trips will be scheduled.
Credits: 3; Prereq: SWS 3022 and SWS 3022L or the equivalent; Coreq: FNR 4343L.
Watershed hydrology, balances and models. Water quality parameters, processes and loading. Ecosystem and watershed functions. Watershed resources management.
Credits: 1; Coreq: FNR 4343C.
Examination of stuand and watershed hydrologic models, model development, calibration, scenario testing and interaction with actual hydrologic models.
Spatial Models and Decision Analysis
Credits: 1; Prereq: FOR 3434C or equivalent, basic statistics or instructor permission.
Concepts and applications of environmental modeling in a spatial context using descriptive and prescriptive tools and spatial reasoning.
Integrated Natural Resource Management
Credits: 3; Prereq: refer to the department.
An integrative approach to the study of forest resource management for the production of multiple products, such as timber, recreation, wildlife, rangeland, etc., utilizing the case study approach.
Natural Resource Policy and Administration
Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
Factors in evolution of forest, range, wildlife and related natural resources administration and policies in the United States; policy components; policy formation implementation, administration and change processes; introduction to criteria for evaluating effectiveness of policies and administration.
Examination of current environmental issues that impact individual, community, and institutional decisions about North American forest resources. Each issue will be reviewed with a framework that uses human behavior, policy options, and media messages to understand the issues. Students will be expected to understand the issues. Students will be expected to understand key issues discussed and analyze the major social and ecological variables affecting each issue. (S)
Forests, Conservation and People
A general background course for non-FRC students interested in management, use and conservation of forest resources. Topics include resource description, historical perspectives, current issues, forest biology and management principles. (B)
Ecological principles and their application to the management of forests; major sections include tree population and forest community dynamics, and ecosystem processes. (B)
Credits: 4; Prereq: FOR 3153C.
Principles governing establishment, treatment and control of forest stands; natural and artificial regeneration systems; intermediate cuttings and cultural operations.
Foundations of Natural Resources and Conservation
Credits: 3; Prereq: 3FY or permission of instructor.
An overview of current and historical views of forest conservation, utilization, and policy; principles of forest biology, ecology, Silviculture and management relevant to future courses and careers; basic field research, communications and computer skills.
Local-to-global and individual-to-institutional perspectives on natural resource values, sustainability, diversity, and social change with consideration of potential paths for working with complex human and natural resource systems. (S)
Credits: 2; Prereq: a course in ecology (e.g. FOR 3153C, PCB 3034C, PCB 4044C or the equivalent).
A detailed study of the role, occurrence and function of wildland fires in natural ecosystems and the use of prescribed burning to simulate those functions. Key topics include factors that influence natural fires, effects of fires on the environment, management and control of wildfires, and the use of prescribed burning. Students will plan and conduct several prescribed burns.
Fire Ecology and Management Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: FOR 3214 encouraged strongly.
A laboratory to assess, design and participate in the application of prescribed fire in forest ecosystem research and management.
Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2011C.
A study of tree structure and function with relationships to forest environments and forestry practices.
Credits: 3; Prereq: FNR 3410C or the equivalent.
Forest resource measurements; log and tree content estimation; forest inventory techniques; stand growth and yield.
Forest Resources Information Systems
Introduction to the concepts, principles and applications of geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems, emphasizing applications in forest resource management.
Agroforestry in the Southeast United States
Introduction to agroforestry in the Southeastern United States with emphasis on practical application to landowners.
Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Forest Resources and Conservation
Credits: 1; Prereq: 4FY status or approval of instructor.
A seminar course using the study of contemporary issues in forest resources and conservation to build critical thinking and communication, leadership, presentation, and interview skills.
Credits: 3; Prereq: 4FY or higher.
Overview of important international issues and developments related to forest resource use and tree management systems in a wide variety of contexts.
Credits: 3; Prereq: 4 FY or higher.
Introduction to the nature, scope and components of the urban forest, including biology, culture, protection and aspects of management, planning and policy.
Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems
Credits: 3; Prereq: an ecology course.
History, structure, importance, ecology, restoration and management techniques, ownership patterns and policy implications.
Credits: 2; Prereq: FOR 3162C or the equivalent.
A general survey of the significant biological, physical, and economic qualities of the major regions of the U.S. Emphasis on various silvicultural systems used in managing these forest types with respect to geographic differences in land use, market opportunities, species characteristics and economic conditions.
Credits: 3; Prereq: ECO 2023 or the equivalent.
The economics of forestry and forest resources: private and public interests in both timber and non-timber forest outputs; concepts of externalities, conservation, efficiency and equity; techniques in valuation of forest resources; application of economic principles to issues in forest resources.
Forest Economics and Management
Credits: 4; Prereq: FOR 3162C and ECO 2023 or the equivalents.
Principles of forest management; decision analysis; timber, nontimber and timberland valuation; management plans; forest regulation; harvest scheduling.
Credits: 3; Prereq: 4 FY or higher.
An integrated, tree- and forest-oriented study of forest health emphasizing the ecological and economic roles of the biotic agents and abiotic factors that incite dysfunction and the biological and ecological basis for the maintenance of forest health through integrated management of these agents and the forest.
Sustainable Ecotourism Development
An interdisciplinary and applicable study of the tools and techniques managers and planners use to provide sustainable ecotourism opportunities in Florida and worldwide. Topics include integrating ecotourism with other resource uses, landscape level ecotourism planning, sustainable community development, minimizing and monitoring ecotourism impacts, and creating a diversity of ecotourism opportunities.
Credits: 1; Prereq: 4FY status or approval of instructor; Coreq: FOR 4060C strongly encouraged.
Planning, design and implementation of urban forest inventory systems, tree ordinances and/or policy instruments and management plans.
Forest Operations and Wood Utilization
Credits: 3; Prereq: 4FY or higher.
An introduction to the various operations associated with maintaining, protecting and managing forests and forest products, including interactions with silvicultural systems, costs and environmental factors.
Credits: 3; Prereq: 4FY or 4AG.
Concepts and principles of agroforestry, including its complexity and diversity, improved agroforestry techniques in temperate and tropical zones, recent research problems and methodologies of agroforestry research, and the potentials of agroforestry in land management and development.
Individual Study in Natural Resources
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change of topic up to 8 credits. Department controlled.
Individual study of a selected topic related to forest resources and conservation as contracted with the instructor at the start of the term.
Credits: 1 to 6; Prereq: must be admitted to the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences' honors program.
A special project course restricted to students in the college's Honors Program. Students complete a project on a selected topic, issue or problem in research, teaching or extension. The project will be reviewed by at least two faculty members chosen by the honors coordinator. May be repeated for up to six credits.
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits. Department controlled.
Topics in forestry, wood science, range, recreation, wildlife and fisheries. Topics include special issues and in-depth study of topics not in other courses.
Internship in Natural Resources
Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change of experience up to 8 credits. Department controlled. Prereq: undergraduate coordinator permission.
Supervision by a faculty member and a post-internship report are required. (S-U)
Research Practicum in Forest Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: 4FY and permission.
Plan and conduct research under faculty supervision. Tailored for students desiring careers in forest science.