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Course Descriptions

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FO 6113 - Forest Resource Economics
Three hours online. Basic principles of forest resource valuation; economics applied to production, conversion, marketing and consumption of forest products and benefits.

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FO 6323 - Forest Resource Management
Three hours online. Three hours lecture and laboratory. Application of quantitative decision making techniques to stand-level and forest-wide management problems. Topics include land classification, forest production, optimal rotation analysis, and harvest scheduling.

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FO 6353 - Natural Resource Law
Three hours online. A comprehensive study of the laws relating to natural resources with emphasis on tort law, contract law, property law, business organization, administrative law and environmental law

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FO 6413 - Natural Resources Policy
Three hours online. Current topics relating to natural resources policy which affect management decisions and practices in the public and private sectors of natural resources use.

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FO 6573 - Ecology of Managed Forests
Three hours online. This course seeks to provide students with a broad, non-technical overview of the underlying ecological and silvicultural concepts that are associated with the sustainable management of the major forest types in North America.

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FO 6683 - Intro to Urban Forestry
Three hours online. Addresses urban forest management issues and opportunities as well as educational extension/outreach program strategies within the urban forest context.

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FO 8111 - Graduate Seminar
One hour online. Review of and discussion of current forestry issues. Presentation of student reports.

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FO 8143 - Advanced Forest Economics
Three hours online. Application of current theory and techniques of economics in forestry. Emphasis is on the use of quantitative tools to improve decision-making in forest resource management.

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FO 8163 - Nonmarket Forest Values
Three hours online. The course will deal with the valuation or nonmarket, non-timber outputs or amenities derived from the forest.

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FO 8211 - Graduate Seminar
One hour online. Review of and discussion of current forestry issues. Presentation of student reports.

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FO 8243 - Advanced Forest Resource Management & Planning
Three hours online. Emphasis is on the assessment of multiple-use alternative. Data needs, resource trade-offs, and economic and policy implications are discussed.

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FO 8293 - Master of Forestry Professional Paper - For non-thesis option students only
For Master of Forestry students only. Demonstration of ability to compile, synthesize, and evaluate information, and to effectively communicate analyses and conclusions.


FO 8443 - International Forest Resources & Trade
Three hours online. A study of the world's wood consumption, marketing arrangements, community forestry, and forestry in economic development.

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FO 8571 - Emerging Issues in Forest Ecosystems
One hour online. This course seeks to introduce students to some of the pressing topics/issues surrounding forest ecosystems and conservation.

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