ENV 659b () / 2022-2023

The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)

Credits: 4

Spring 2023: M,W, 8:30-10:20, Burke


The scientific principles and techniques of controlling, protecting, and restoring the regeneration, composition, and growth of natural forest vegetation and its plantation and agroforestry analogs worldwide. Analysis of biological and socioeconomic problems affecting specific forest stands and design of silvicultural systems to solve these problems. Applications are discussed for management of wildlife habitat, bioenergy and carbon sequestration, water resources, urban environments, timber and nontimber products, and landscape design. Recommended: some knowledge of soils, ecology, plant physiology, human behavior, and resource economics. Four to six hours lecture. One hour tutorial. Seven days fieldwork.

ENV 659 is a prerequisite for:
ENV 661: Analysis and Development of Silvicultural Prescriptions
ENV 954: Management Plans for Protected Areas (includes Friday and Saturday Field trips)
ENV 955: Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology