Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management

The Forest Hydrology and Watershed Management track is designed to bring together the integrally related areas of earth sciences, soils, and water resources management with an applied focus on wildland ecosystems, which may include the interface of forests with grasslands, wetlands, and agriculture. Graduate students in this track may specialize in areas such as: forest hydrology, water quality, and watershed management. Research would focus on forest, riparian, and wetland ecosystems.

Faculty in Forest Hydrology and Watershed 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 5513 - Watershed Engineering
  • BBE 5523 - Ecological Engineering Design 
  • BBE 5535 - Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters
  • BBE 8013 - Parameter Estimation
  • BBE 8513 - Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds
  • CEGE 4501 - Hydrologic Design
  • CEGE 4512 - Open Channel Hydraulics
  • CEGE 5541 - Environmental Water Chemistry
  • CEGE 8506 - Stochastic Hydrology
  • CEGE 8511 - Mechanics of Sediment Transport
  • CEGE 8561 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I (Not Offered Since 2011)
  • CEGE 8562 - Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments II (Not Offered Since 2008)
  • CEGE 8601 - Stream Restoration 
  • EEB 5053 - Ecology: Theory and Concepts
  • EEB 5601 - Limnology
  • EEB 5609 - Ecosystem Ecology
  • EEB 8601 - Introduction to Stream Restoration
  • EEB 8602 - Stream Restoration Practice
  • ESCI 4401 - Aqueous Environmental Chemistry
  • ESCI 4702 - General Hydrogeology
  • ESCI 4703 - Glacial Geology
  • ESCI 5205 - Fluid Mechanics in Earth Sciences
  • ESPM 4216 - Contaminant Hydrology
  • ESPM 5061 - Water Quality: Natural Resources
  • ESPM 5071 - Ecological Restoration
  • ESPM 5111 - Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods
  • ESPM 5241 - Natural Resource & Environmental Policy
  • ESPM 5261 - Economics of Natural Resources Management 
  • ESPM 5295 - GIS in Environmental Science & Management
  • ESPM 5402 - Biometeorology
  • ESPM 5555 - Wetland Soils
  • ESPM 5575 - Wetlands Conservation
  • ESPM 5703 - Agroforestry in Watershed Management
  • FNRM 5114 - Hydrology and Watershed Management
  • FNRM 5153 - Forest and Wetland Hydrology
  • FNRM 8101 - Research Problems: Physiological Ecology
  • FNRM 8103 - Research Problems: Forest Hydrology
  • FW 8051 - Statistics for Ecologists
  • GEOG 8260 - Seminar: Physical Geography
  • GIS 5577 - Spatial Data Design
  • LAAS 5311 - Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
  • PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry
  • SOIL 5232 - Vadose Zone Hydrology
  • WRS 5101 - Water Policy

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