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FOR 500 Master's Research and Thesis

For 500 Master's Research and Thesis (cr arr)

FOR 501 Seminar

For 501 (s) Seminar (cr arr)

Major philosophy, management, and research problems of wildlands; presentation of individual studies on assigned topics.

Prereq: Permission

FOR 502 Directed Study

For 502 (s) Directed Study (cr arr)

FOR 503 Workshop

For 503 (s) Workshop (cr arr)

Selected topics in the conservation and management of natural resources.

Prereq: Permission

FOR 504 Special Topics

For 504 (s) Special Topics (cr arr)

FOR 505 Professional Development

For 505 (s) Professional Development (cr arr)

FOR 515 Physical Hydrology

For 515 Physical Hydrology (3 cr)

A quantitative treatment of the physical processes that control water fluxes in the environment. Specific emphasis on evaporation, transpiration, snow processes and soil water flow. (Fall only, Alt/yrs)

FOR 516 Current Literature in the Hydrologic Effects of Forest Management

For 516 Current Literature in the Hydrologic Effects of Forest Management (1 cr)

Evaluation and discussion of how management activities affect hydrologic processes and flow regimes in forested watersheds. Seminar based on primary literature. May take only once. (Spring only, Alt/yrs)

FOR 526 Fire Ecology

For 526 Fire Ecology (3 cr)

Fire-related ecology of plant and animal species in wildlands; effects of fire occurrence and suppression on physical environment, landscapes, and processes in both natural and managed ecosystems. Two days of field trips. (Alt/yrs)

Prereq: general ecology course

FOR 529 Forest Ecosystem Analysis

For 529 Forest Ecosystem Analysis (3 cr)

Forest ecosystem processes and analysis from the leaf to the landscape scale; techniques for measuring forest ecosystem attributes; integration with forest management. Field trip required. (Fall only)

FOR 531 Invasion Biology

For 531 Invasion Biology (3 cr)

An introduction to the biology of invasive species, covering plants, animals, and microbial invasives. The course will review relevant readings from the primary literature, especially those dealing with the current state of our knowledge of invasives, their ecology, control, and implications for public policy. (Spring only)

Prereq: Basic introductory genetics class and ecology

FOR 535 Remote Sensing of Fire

For 535 Remote Sensing of Fire (3 cr)

See For J435/J535.

FOR 541 Stable Isotope Theory and Methods

For 541 Stable Isotope Theory and Methods (3 cr)

Theory and practice of measuring stable isotope ratios of biologically important elements; training in the use of isotope mass spectrometers. Cooperative: open to WSU degree-seeking students. (Fall Alt/yrs)

FOR 542 Conservation Genetics Lab

For 542 Conservation Genetics Lab (1 cr)

See WLF 549.

FOR 546 Science Synthesis and Communication

For 546 Science Synthesis and Communication (3 cr)

This course is an online course only. Critically review science literature and write both brief and in-depth syntheses to address applied questions in science and management. Learn best practices for summarizing and communicating science effectively. Discuss challenges for application of science in management. Examples will focus on wildland fire science and management.

FOR 547 Woody Plant Physiology

For 547 Woody Plant Physiology (3 cr)

See For J447/J547.

FOR 551 Current Literature in Forest Ecology/Tree Physiology

For 551 Current Literature in Forest Ecology/Tree Physiology (1 cr, max arr)

Review recent articles in Forest Ecology and Physiology journals. Students choose, critically review, and discuss the articles to develop critical-thinking skills and confidence in their knowledge of the literature. Graded P/F.

FOR 552 Current Literature in Remote Sensing

For 552 Current Literature in Remote Sensing (1 cr, max arr).

Review recent articles in remote sensing journals. Students choose, critically review, and discuss the articles to develop critical-thinking skills and confidence in their knowledge of the literature. Graded P/F.

FOR 554 Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke

For 554 Air Quality, Pollution, and Smoke (3 cr)

See For J454/J554.

FOR 555 Current Topics: Regeneration/Restoration

For 555 Current Topics: Regeneration/Restoration (1 cr, max arr)

Review recent articles pertaining to natural and artificial regeneration of native plants, including nursery production, restoration practices, and post-disturbance treatments. Students choose, critically review, and discuss the articles to develop critical-thinking skills and confidence in their knowledge of the literature. Graded P/F. Recommended Preparation: For 324, For 424, and For 551.

FOR 557 Advanced Fire Behavior

For 557 Advanced Fire Behavior (3 cr)

Credit may be earned in only one of the following: For 450 or For 557.This course is an online course only. Understand the processes that control fire behavior in forest and rangelands, including combustion, emissions and heat release, and related fire effects. Use theory and advanced knowledge with scientific literature and case studies to critically assess the assumptions and limitations of limitations of surface and crown fire models, including the varying influences of fuels, terrain, and environmental conditions.

FOR 570 Advanced Remote Sensing Measurements Methods

For 570 Advanced Remote Sensing Measurement Methods (3 cr)

Development of remote sensing methods to measure vegetation attributes from individual trees, to stands, to regional scales. Includes, LIDAR and hyperspectral data, non-traditional accuracy assessment, land-use/land-cover change assessment, linear and non-linear mixture models, autocorrelation, time series analysis, and application of object-orientated approaches. (Spring, alt/yrs)

Prereq: For 472 or Geog 483

FOR 572 Spatial and Biophysical Modeling

For 572 Spatial and Biophysical Modeling (cr arr)

Development of concepts, techniques, and methods for the fusion of remote sensing, GIS and biogeochemical modeling techniques for analyzing energy and material pathways and cycles; review latest methods for temporal and spatial scaling of datasets and models to develop and test hypotheses for understanding forest ecosystem structure and function.

FOR 584 Natural Resource Policy Development

For 584 Natural Resource Policy Development (3 cr)

This course is an online course only. The development of natural resource policy with emphasis on the policy process at the federal level in the U.S.; the role of and interrelationships between staff, committees, agencies and elected officials; the relationship of science and scientists with policy and politicians in the development of natural resource policy, including preparation of testimony related to natural resource science and policy issues; implementation of policy within the natural resource agencies and judicial interpretation of major natural resource policies in the U.S. Recommended Preparation: An upper-division course in natural resource and/or environmental policy (Spring only)

FOR 585 Natural Resources Policy Analysis

For 585 Natural Resources Policy Analysis (2 cr)

Theories of policy analysis, natural resource policy formulation, and applications for developing policy-relevant information. Prereq: undergraduate course in natural resource policy or political science or perm. (Alt/yrs)

FOR 587 Wildland Fire Policy

For 587 Wildland Fire Policy (2 cr)

This course is an online course only. Relationships between fire science and management and the federal laws and regulations that affect fire management in wildland ecosystems; the politics of wildland fire; and the effects of wildland fire on wildland-urban interface (WUI) communities. Recommended preparation is an upper division course in natural resource, environmental policy, or FOR 584. (Fall only)

FOR 597 Practicum

For 597 (s) Practicum (cr arr)

FOR 598 Internship

For 598 (s) Internship (cr arr)

FOR 599 Research

For 599 (s) Non-thesis Master's Research (cr arr)

Research not directly related to a thesis or dissertation.

Prereq: Permission