James B Mccarter
F M 503
Emphasizes current research and sources of knowledge about forest stand development and responses to manipulations. Development of pure and mixed species forests, even-aged and uneven-aged stands. Responses to disturbances, interactive changes with time, patterns and responses to manipulation, growth and yield quantification. Prerequisite: previous ecology courses. Offered: A.
The purpose of the course is to provide in-depth exposure to the important concepts, literature, and research methods involved in the study of tree growth and forest stand development.
Instruction will consist of class lectures and lab periods with assignments or field trips.
Students should have a general background in plant physiology, ecology, and silviculture.
Class Assignments and Grading
Assignments will consist of mostly reading assignments and class participation.
Grades will be based on the midterm exam and final exam, in-class assignments, a project, and class participation.