Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management

The Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation, and Management track focuses on forest resources and allows students to choose from specializations in the following areas: forest biology, ecology, ecophysiology; genetics and tree improvement; tree physiology; reproductive biology and forest regeneration; forest growth and vegetation dynamics; timber harvesting, silviculture, and sustainable forest management; landscape ecology, restoration and management; conservation of biodiversity and wildlife habitat management; forest health; disturbance (including fire) ecology; urban and community forestry; and agroforestry. Research normally focuses on forest and related ecosystems.

Faculty in Forests: Biology, Ecology, Conservation and Management

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Sample Coursework

The NRSM program does not prescribe specific coursework to its students, beyond a one-credit seminar (FNRM 8107). Each student, working with his or her advisor and exam committee, develops a program of coursework that meets the needs of his or her specific research project and, ultimately, his or her career goals. See below for a list of courses that are representative of coursework taken by students within this track. When developing a well-rounded degree plan, most students also consider coursework listed under other NRSM tracks (see other Area of Study webpages for examples of coursework within those tracks), or within other departments at the university. 

  • BBE 5001 - Chemistry of Biomass and Biomass Conversion to Fuels & Products
  • BBE 5302 - Biodegradation of Bioproducts
  • BBE 5535 - Assess/Diag of Impaired Waters
  • BIOL 5407 - Ecology
  • EEB 4609W - Ecosystem Ecology
  • EEB 5068 - Plant Physiological Ecology
  • EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
  • EEB 8200 - Sustainability Science
  • ENT 4251 - Forest and Shade Tree Entomology
  • ESPM 5071 - Ecol Restoration
  • ESPM 5101 - Conservt of Plant Biodiversity
  • ESPM 5108 - Ecology of Managed Systems¬†
  • ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils
  • ESPM 5603 - Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
  • ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Mgmt
  • FNRM 5104 - Forest Ecology
  • FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Mgmt
  • FNRM 5146 - Sci & Pol of Global Envtl Chng
  • FNRM 5153 - Forest and Wetland Hydrology
  • FNRM 5203 - Forest Fire and Disturbance Ecology
  • FNRM 5204 - Landscape Ecology and Management
  • FNRM 5205 - Productivity and Ecology of Forest Soils
  • FNRM 5218 - Measuring and Modeling Forests
  • FNRM 5262 - Rem Sen&Geo Ana Nat Res&Env
  • FNRM 5264 - Advanced Forest Mgmt Planning
  • FNRM 5411 - Managing Forest Ecosystems: Silviculture
  • FNRM 5413 - Mng for Ecosys: Silvicultre
  • FNRM 5501 - UF Mgt: Managing Greenspaces
  • FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology
  • FNRM 8102 - Research Problems: Forest-Tree Genetics
  • FNRM 8104 - Research Problems: Forest Ecology
  • FNRM 8105 - Research Problems: Silviculture
  • FNRM 8106 - Research Problems: Urban Forestry - Biology and Management
  • FNRM 8206 - Research Problems: Forest Management
  • FW 5003 - Human Dimensions of Bio/Cons
  • FW 5603W - Habitat/Regulation of Wildlife
  • FW 8051 - Statistics for Ecologists
  • FW 8452 - Conservation Biology
  • GEOG 5426 - Climate Variations
  • GEOG 5839 - Introduction to Dendrochronology
  • GEOG 8260 - Sem: Physical Geography
  • HORT 5071 - Ecological Restoration
  • PLPA 5003 - Diseases of Forest & Shade Trees
  • PLPA 5480 - Principles of Plant Pathology
  • SOIL 5611 - Soil biology & Fertility

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