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  • Forest Resources and Conservation
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    FNR 3131C Dendrology/Forest Plants
    Credits: 3. Prereq: refer to the department.
    Provides a basic understanding of the classification, nomenclature, morphology, ecological relationships, associations and uses of the major forest tree and shrub species of North America.
    FNR 3410C Natural Resource Sampling
    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. Introduces remote sensing, geographic information and global positioning systems.
    FNR 4070C Environmental Education Program Development
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior standing.
    A comprehensive approach to program development, from needs assessment to evaluation, are applied to non-formal environmental opportunities. Existing and developing programs are analyzed, with emphasis on the role of participation and indicators in meeting environmental objectives. Required field trips.
    FNR 4343C Forest Water Resources
    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.
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    FNR 4345 Models for Water Resources
    Credits: 1; Coreq: FNR 4343C.
    Examination of stand and watershed hydrologic models, model development, calibration, scenario testing and interaction with actual hydrologic models.
    FNR 4461 Spatial Models and Decision Analysis
    Credits: 1; Prereq: FOR 3434C or the equivalent, basic statistics or instructor permission.
    Concepts and applications of environmental modeling in a spatial context using descriptive and prescriptive tools and spatial reasoning.
    FNR 4623C 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, utilizing the case study approach.
    FNR 4624C Field Operations for Management of Ecosystems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FOR 3153C and FNR 3410C or WIS 4954C or FOR 3162C.
    Covers the common operations utilized by natural resource managers to manipulate ecosystems to reach a goal (commodity production, ecological enhancement, aesthetics, recreational opportunities, etc.). Addresses the use of heavy machinery, herbicides and prescribed fire; and the regulations, contracting markets and safety concerns governing each.
    FNR 4660 Natural Resource Policy and Economics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: junior or senior standing.
    Factors in evolution of forest, range, and wildlife natural resources administration and policies in the United States; policy components; policy formation implementation, change processes; and economic criteria for evaluating the effectiveness of policies.
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    FOR 2662 Forests for the Future
    Credits: 3.
    Examines current environmental issues that impact individual, community and institutional decisions about North American forest resources. Each issue is reviewed with a framework that uses human behavior, policy options and media messages. Students are expected to understand the issues and to discuss and analyze the major social and ecological variables affecting each issue. (S) (WR)
    FOR 3004 Forests, Conservation and People
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    FOR 3153C Forest Ecology
    Credits: 3.
    Ecological principles and their application to the management of forests; major sections include tree population, forest community dynamics and ecosystem processes. (B)
    FOR 3162C Silviculture
    Credits: 4; Prereq: FOR 3153C.
    Principles governing establishment, treatment and control of forest stands; natural and artificial regeneration systems; intermediate cuttings and cultural operations.
    FOR 3200C Foundations of Natural Resources and Conservation
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 3FY or instructor permission.
    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.
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    FOR 3202 Society and Natural Resources
    Credits: 3.
    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)
    FOR 3214 Fire Ecology and Management
    Credits: 2; Prereq: FOR 3153C or PCB 3034C or PCB 4044C, or the equivalent.
    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.
    FOR 3214L Fire Ecology and Management Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: FOR 3214 encouraged strongly.
    Laboratory to assess, design and participate in the application of prescribed fire in forest ecosystem research and management.
    FOR 3342C Tree Biology
    Credits: 3; Prereq: BOT 2010C or BSC 2011C.
    Studies tree structure and function with relationships to forest environments and forestry practices.
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    FOR 3430C Forest Mensuration
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FNR 3410C or the equivalent.
    Forest resource measurements, log and tree content estimation, forest inventory techniques, and stand growth and yield.
    FOR 3434C Forest Resources Information Systems
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces the concepts, principles and applications of geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems that emphasize applications in forest resource management.
    FOR 3855 Agroforestry in the Southeast United States
    Credits: 3.
    Introduces agroforestry in the Southeastern United States with emphasis on practical application to landowners.
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    FOR 4020 Seminar in Contemporary Issues in Forest Resources and Conservation
    Credits: 1; Prereq: 4FY status or instructor permission.
    Seminar using the study of contemporary issues in forest resources and conservation to build critical thinking and communication, leadership, presentation, and interview skills.
    FOR 4060 Global Forests
    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.
    FOR 4090C Urban Forestry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 4FY or higher.
    Introduces the nature, scope and components of the urban forest, including biology, culture, protection and aspects of management, planning and policy.
    FOR 4110 Ecology and Restoration of Longleaf Pine Ecosystems
    Credits: 3; Prereq: FOR 3153C or PCB 3034C or PCB 4044C, or the equivalent.
    History, structure, importance, ecology, restoration and management techniques, ownership patterns and policy implications.
    FOR 4621 Forest Economics and Management
    Credits: 4; Prereq: FOR 3162C and ECO 2023, or the equivalents.
    Principles of forest management for timber, non-timber and timberland valuation: decision analysis, management plans, forest regulation and harvest scheduling.
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    FOR 4624C Forest Health Management
    Credits: 3; Prereq: 4 FY or higher.
    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.
    FOR 4664 Sustainable Ecotourism Development
    Credits: 3.
    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.
    FOR 4854 Agroforestry
    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.
    FOR 4900 Supervised Extension Experience in Forest Resources and Conservation
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic extension experiences in agricultural and life sciences under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation. (S-U)
    FOR 4905 Individual Study in Natural Resources
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits; registration is 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.
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    FOR 4909 Honors Project
    Credits: 1 to 6; can be repeated with change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: admission to the CALS honors program.
    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.
    FOR 4911 Supervised Research in Forest Resources and Conservation
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic research in forest resources and conservation under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    FOR 4934 Topics in Natural Resources
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change in content up to 8 credits; registration is 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.
    FOR 4941 Internship in Natural Resources
    Credits: 1 to 4; can be repeated with change of experience up to 8 credits; registration is department controlled. Prereq: undergraduate coordinator permission.
    Supervision by a faculty member and a post-internship report are required. (S-U)
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