MF Curriculum Courses

Students are required to choose courses from the lists in each category, as indicated in the program outline below  The capstone course is a requirement.

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    A. Basic Knowledge

    1. Biological Sciences

    Three courses from three different topic areas. Substitutions for individual courses are allowed, but must be approved. 

    a. Tree Physiology, Morphology, and Taxonomy

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 652
    Wood: Structure and Function
      Brodersen   Tentative
    ENV 654
    Structure, Function, and Development of Trees
    Berlyn
    Tu,Th 4:00-5:20
      Berlyn
    Tentative
     
    ENV 671
    Woody Plant Taxonomy and Dendrology
    Duguid
    Th 1:00-5:00
      Duguid  
    ENV 679
    Plant Ecophysiology
    Brodersen
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Brodersen  
    ENV 731
    Tropical Field Botany
              Michelangeli

    b. Forest Ecology, Forest Dynamics

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 660
    Forest Ecology & Dynamics
    Duguid
    Tu,Th 10:00-11:20
      Duguid  
    ENV 752
    Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Forests
            Comita
    Tentative
     

    c. Ecosystem and Community Ecology

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 602
    Ecosystems and Landscapes
    Bradford
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Bradford  

    d. Forest Health

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 650
    Seminar in Wildland Fire of the Western US
              Ashton
    ENV 674
    Seminar in Forest Ecosystem Health and Stability in a Changing Climate
      Ashton        
    ENV 677
    Ecological Restoration
              Duguid
    ENV 683
    Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration
      Ashton        

    2. Physical Sciences

    Two courses from two different topic areas. Substitutions for individual courses are allowed, but must be approved.  

    a. Soils and Geology

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 709
    Lectures, Discussions and Applications of Soil Science
      Bradford   Tentative
    G&G 110
    Dynamic Earth
           

    b. Hydrology

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 712
    Water Management
    Anisfeld
    Th 12:00-5:00
        Anisfeld
    ENV 714
    Environmental Hydrology
      Saiers   Saiers
    ENV 724
    Watershed Cycles and Processes
    Saiers
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Saiers  

    c. Biometeorology

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 630
    The Physical Science of Climate Change
      Lee   Lee
    ENV 722
    Boundary Layer Meteorology (First Organizational Meeting, TBD)
            Lee
    Tentative
     
    G&G 322a
    Physics of Weather and Climate
           
    G&G 140a
    Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate Change
           
    G&G 120a
    Earths Changing Climate
           

    3. Social Sciences

    Two courses, one from each topic area. Substitutions for individual courses are allowed, but must be approved.

    a. Social and Political Ecology & Anthropology

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 685
    Engaging Landholders and Communities in Conserving and Restoring Tropical Forest Landscapes
      Tentative   Tentative
    ENV 742
    Fundamentals of Working with People
      DeCew   DeCew
    ENV 759
    Power, Knowledge, and the Environment: Social Science
    Dove
    M 1:00-3:50
      Dove  
    ENV 764
    Sociology of Sacred Values: Modernity, Ecology, and Policy
    Farrell
    Th 8:00-10:50
      Farrell  
    ENV 831
    Society and Natural Resources Seminar: A “Reflexive Conversation"
      Clark Clark
    Tentative
     
    ENV 839
    Power in Conservation
      Carpenter   Carpenter
    ENV 952
    Political Ecology of Conservation and Restoration of Tropical Forest Landscapes
                   

    b. Policy Science and Law

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 760
    Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
      Vedder   Vedder
    ENV 775
    Federal Indian Law
    Torres
    M,W 10:35-12:00
      Torres
    Tentative
     
    ENV 820
    Land Use Law and Environmental Planning
      Shansky   Shansky
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
    Klee
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Klee  
    ENV 826
    Foundations of Natural Resource Policy and Management
    Clark
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Clark
    Tentative
     

    B. Frameworks and Skills

    One course from each category

    1. Economics

    One course.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 795
    Nature as Capital: Merging Ecological and Economic Models
              Fenichel
    ENV 802
    Environmental Valuation
            Mendelsohn  
    ENV 804
    Economics of Environmental & Natural Resource Management
    Mendelsohn
    M,W 10:30-11:20
      Mendelsohn  

    2. Silviculture

    One course.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 659
    The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
      Ashton   Ashton

    3. Measurement

    One course.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 728
    Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
    Reuning-Scherer
    Tu,Th 2:30-3:50
      Reuning-Scherer  
    ENV 751
    Sampling Methodology and Practice
      Gregoire   Gregoire
    ENV 753
    Regression Modeling of Ecological and Environmental Data
    Gregoire
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire  
    ENV 758
    Multivariate Data Analysis in the Environmental Sciences
      Reuning-Scherer   Reuning-Scherer
    ENV 781
    Applied Spatial Statistics
      Gregoire   Gregoire

    4. GIS

    One course strongly recommended.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 726
    Observing Earth from Space
      Smith   Tentative
    ENV 755
    Modeling Geographic Space
      Tomlin   Tomlin
    ENV 756
    Modeling Geographic Objects
    Tomlin
    Th 1:00-3:50
      Tomlin  

    C. Synthesis and Analysis

    One course from each category

    1. Management of Forest Resources

    One course.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 688
    Forest Management and Operations
      Orefice   Orefice
    ENV 954
    Management Plans for Protected Areas (includes Friday and Saturday Field trips)
    Faculty
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Faculty  

    2. Professional Skills - Concentration Area

    Examples of courses often taken for a self-designed concentration area.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 573
    Urban Ecology for Local and Regional Decision Making
      Grove Grove  
    ENV 760
    Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
      Vedder   Vedder
    ENV 767
    Building a Conservation Toolkit: From Project Design to Evaluation
      Vedder   Vedder
    ENV 817
    Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
    Kooris
    Tu 4:00-6:50
      Kooris
    Tentative
     
    ENV 819
    Strategies for Land Conservation
      Gentry   Gentry

    3. Professional Ethics

    Required.
     

    F&ES 009 Professional Ethics

    4. Workshops and Skill Modules

    PSC Short Course

    D. Capstone

    One course. Other project courses may be substituted with prior approval.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 955
    Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology
    Ashton
    W 4:00-6:50
    Ashton Ashton Ashton

    E. Field Trips

    One week-long field trip.

    Course Fall 2021 Spring 2022 Fall 2022 Spring 2023
    ENV 668
    Field Trips in Forest Resource Management and Silviculture
      Tentative   Tentative
    ENV 670
    Southern Forest and Forestry Field Trip
      Tentative   Tentative
    F&ES 005
    Forest Apprenticeship
    Western Forests Southern Forests    

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