BIOL 4100 - Management of Forest Ecosystems
Studies processes in forest ecosystems which effect management decisions. Emphasizes the interactions between the physiological processes of plants & system-level functions such as the cycling of nutrients & the flow of energy and water. Examples of current & projected uses of forest systems are discussed throughout, including harvesting for fiber & energy, and the preservation of forests as water purification and air pollution control systems.
Prerequisites: EVSC 3200 or equivalent exposure to basic ecology is recommended.