2017-2018 Catalog

FORS271 Forest Health and Disturbance

Forest Health and Disturbance examines the roles of insects, disease, fire, and abiotic factors such as drought in altering forest succession and dynamics. Specific insects and fungi species will be examined, as will characteristics and behavior of forest fires. The role of disturbance in shaping forest stands will be examined as will human management options to control and modify the influence of natural and introduced disturbance agents.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

FORS 145 or consent of instructor

Corequisite

none

Offered

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