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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    Program Courses

    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 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 654
    Structure, Function, and Development of Trees
    Berlyn
    Tu,Th 4:00-5:20
      Berlyn  
    ENV 671
    Temperate 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
    Th 1:00-3:50
           
    b. Forest Ecology, Forest Dynamics
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 660
    Forest Ecology & Dynamics
    Duguid
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:15
      Duguid  
    c. Ecosystem and Community Ecology
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 602
    Ecosystems and Landscapes
    Bradford
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:20
      Bradford  
    ENV 723
    Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
    Freidenburg
    M,W 1:00-2:15
             
    d. Forest Health/Restoration
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 650
    Seminar in Wildland Fire Ecology and Management
      Ashton
    M 4:00-5:20
           
    ENV 674
    Forest Ecosystem Health
              Faculty
    ENV 677
    Ecological Restoration
              Duguid
    ENV 683
    Seminar in Tropical Forest Restoration
              Ashton
    ENV 694
    Invasive Species: Ecology, Policy, and Management
      Duguid
    Tu,Th 10:00-11:20
           

    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 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 709
    Lectures, Discussions and Applications of Soil Science
              Bradford
    EPS 110
    Dynamic Earth
           
    EPS 350
    Rock Formation
           
    b. Hydrology
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 712
    Water Management
      Anisfeld
    M,W 4:00-5:20
    Anisfeld  
    c. Biometeorology and Climate
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 630
    The Physical Science of Climate Change
      Raymond
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Raymond
    EPS 100
    Natural Disasters
           
    EPS 101
    Climate Change
           
    EPS 140
    Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate Change
           
    EPS 322
    Physics of Weather and 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 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 618
    Anthropology of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries
    Carpenter
    W 9:00-11:50
             
    ENV 684
    Forest Finance
    Spalding
    M,W 4:00-5:20
      Spalding  
    ENV 685
    Engaging Landholders and Communities in Conserving and Restoring Tropical Forest Landscapes
      Garen
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Tentative
    ENV 723
    Wetlands Ecology, Conservation & Management
    Freidenburg
    M,W 1:00-2:15
             
    ENV 742
    Fundamentals of Working with People
      DeCew
    Tu,Th 8:30-9:50
      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
    W 8:00-10:50
             
    ENV 770
    Western Lands and Communities Field Clinic: Research to Practice
      Farrell
    Th 4:00-6:50
           
    ENV 839
    Power in Conservation
      Carpenter
    Tu 1:00-3:50
    Carpenter  
    b. Policy Science and Law
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 760
    Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
      Vedder
    Tu,Th 5:30-6:50
      Vedder
    ENV 775
    Federal Indian Law
      Torres
    Tu,Th 2:10-3:35
      Torres
    ENV 820
    Land Use Law and Environmental Planning
      Shansky
    M,W 4:00-5:20
           
    ENV 821
    Environmental Policymaking: From Local to Global
    Sanford
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Sanford  
    ENV 824
    Environmental Law and Policy
      Klee
    M,W 1:00-2:20
      Klee

    B. Frameworks and Skills

    One course from each category

    1. Economics

    One course.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 795
    Nature as Capital: Merging Ecological and Economic Models
      Fenichel
    M,W 9:00-10:20
      Tentative
    ENV 804
    Economics of Environmental & Natural Resource Management
    Mendelsohn
    M,W 10:30-11:20
             
    ENV 834
    Environmental Economics and Policy
      Conte
    W 9:00-11:50
           

    2. Silviculture

    One course.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 659
    The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)
      Ashton
    M,W 8:30-10:20
      Ashton

    3. Measurement

    One course.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    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
    M,W 10:30-11:50
      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
    Tu,Th 1:00-2:15
      Reuning-Scherer
    ENV 781
    Applied Spatial Statistics
      Gregoire
    Tu,Th 10:30-11:50
      Gregoire

    4. GIS

    One course strongly recommended.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 726
    Observing Earth from Space
      Lee
    Tu,Th 9:00-10:15
      Lee
    ENV 755
    Modeling Geographic Space
      Tomlin
    Th 1:00-3:50
      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 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 688
    Forest Management and Operations
      Orefice
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Orefice
    ENV 954
    Management Plans for Protected Areas (includes Friday and Saturday Field trips)
    Ashton
    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 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 573
    Urban Ecology for Local and Regional Decision Making
    Grove
    W 1:00-3:50
      Grove  
    ENV 760
    Conservation in Practice: An International Perspective
      Vedder
    Tu,Th 5:30-6:50
      Vedder
    ENV 767
    Building a Conservation Toolkit: From Project Design to Evaluation
      Vedder
    M,W 2:30-3:50
      Vedder
    ENV 817
    Urban, Suburban, and Regional Planning Practice
    Kooris
    Tu 4:00-6:50
      Kooris  
    ENV 956
    Strategies for Land Conservation
      Gentry
    Tu 2:30-5:20
      Gentry

    3. Professional Ethics

    Required.
    ENV 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 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 955
    Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology
      Ashton
    W 5:00-7:00
    Ashton Ashton

    E. Field Trips

    One week-long field trip.
    Course Fall 2022 Spring 2023 Fall 2023 Spring 2024
    ENV 668
    Field Trips in Forest Resource Management and Silviculture
      Tentative
      Tentative
    ENV 670
    Southern Forest and Forestry Field Trip
      Tentative
      Tentative
    ENV 005
    Forest Apprenticeship
    Western Forests Southern Forests