ENV 955a,b () / 2023-2024

Seminar in Research Analysis, Writing and Communication in Forest Ecology

Credits: 1 or 3
Fall 2023: Tu, 4:00-6:50, Marsh Rotunda
Spring 2024: Th, 4:00-6:50, Marsh Rotunda


A seminar for students in their second year working on research projects. Students start by working through the peer-review publication process. They identify the scope and scale of the appropriate journal for their work. They then work on their projects, which comprise data and projects in applied forest ecology. Discussions involve rationale and hypothesis testing for a project, data analysis techniques, and reporting and interpretation of results. It is expected that manuscripts developed in the course are worthy of publication and that oral presentations are of a caliber for subject-area conferences and meetings. Extensive training in writing and presenting work is provided. 

1 credit option is available for incoming students only. Must be taken for 3 credits to count as a capstone course.

Prerequisites for ENV 955:
ENV 659: The Practice of Silviculture: Principles in Applied Forest Ecology (Friday field trips)

Limited to 12