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FOR 2004:  FOREST ECOSYSTEMS

Living and non-living components of forest ecosystems,

including plants, soils, microbes, and the atmosphere. 

Water, energy, and nutrient cycles in forest ecosystems. 

Relationships between forest ecosystem structure and

function.  Changes in properties and processes of forest

ecosystems over time and in response to human activities. 

Capacity and management of forest ecosystems to provide

goods and services, including climate regulation, clean

water, wildlife habitat, forest products, and recreation

opportunities. (Spring)


FOR 4354:  FOREST SOIL AND WATERSHED MGMT
Properties and processes of soil and water that are

important to the management of forested watersheds for

the delivery of ecosystem goods and services.  Basic

principles of forest soil and hydrologic science and the

application of those concepts to forest and watershed

management. (Fall)


FOR 5354:  ADVANCED FOREST SOILS

Synthesis of historical and current information on the

fundamental properties and processes of forest soils,

with particular reference to the application of soil science

to forest ecology, silviculture and global change. (Spring)