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. 

Course
Title
Course Typically Offered
Credits
AGRO 5121
Applied Experimental Design
Every Spring 4
APEC 5031
Methods of Economic Data Analysis
Every Fall 3
APEC 5032
Economic Data Analysis for Managerial and Policy Decisions
Every Spring 3
APEC 8211
Econometric Analysis I
Every Fall 4
APEC 8212
Econometric Analysis II
Every Spring 4
BBE 5513
Watershed Engineering
Every Fall 3
BBE 5523
Ecological Engineering Design
Every Spring 3
BBE 5535
Assessment and Diagnosis of Impaired Waters
Every Fall 3
BBE 8013
Parameter Estimation in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering
Periodic Fall & Spring 3
BBE 8513
Hydrologic Modeling of Small Watersheds
Spring Even Year 3
CEGE 4501
Hydrologic Design
Every Fall & Spring 4
CEGE 4512
Open Channel Hydraulics
Periodic Fall & Spring 4
CEGE 5541
Environmental Water Chemistry
Every Fall 3
CEGE 8506
Stochastic Hydrology
Periodic Fall 4
CEGE 8511
Mechanics of Sediment Transport
Every Fall 3
CEGE 8561
Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments I
Every Spring 3
CEGE 8562
Analysis and Modeling of Aquatic Environments II
Periodic Fall & Spring 3
CEGE 8601
Introduction to Stream Restoration
Every Fall 3
CI 8149
Qualitative Research: Coding, Analysis, Interpretation, and Writing
Periodic Fall 3
DES 8103
Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research
Fall Odd Year 3
EEB 5053
Ecology: Theory and Concepts
Fall Odd Year 4
EEB 5601
Limnology
Every Fall 3
EEB 5609
Ecosystem Ecology
Every Spring 3
EEB 8601
Introduction to Stream Restoration
Fall Even Year 3
EEB 8602
Stream Restoration Practice
Fall Odd Year 2
EPSY 5221
Principles of Educational and Psychological Measurement
Every Fall 3
EPSY 5244
Survey Design, Sampling, and Implementation
Every Fall 3
EPSY 5247
Qualitative Methods in Educational Psychology
Every Fall 3
EPSY 5261
Introductory Statistical Methods
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
EPSY 5262
Intermediate Statistical Methods
Every Fall & Spring 3
EPSY 8266
Statistical Analysis Using Structural Equation Methods
Periodic Spring 3
ESCI 4401
Aqueous Environmental Geochemistry
Periodic Spring 3
ESCI 4702
General Hydrogeology
Every Spring 4
ESCI 4703
Glacial Geology
Fall Odd Year 4
ESCI 5205
Fluid Mechanics in Earth and Environmental Sciences
Fall Even Year 3
ESPM 4216
Contaminant Hydrology
Every Fall 3
ESPM 5061
Water Quality and Natural Resources
Every Fall & Spring 3
ESPM 5071
Ecological Restoration
Every Fall 4
ESPM 5111
Hydrology and Water Quality Field Methods
Every Spring 3
ESPM 5211
Survey, Measurement, and Modeling for Environmental Analysis
Every Spring 3
ESPM 5241
Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Every Spring 3
ESPM 5242
Methods for Environmental and Natural Resource Policy Analysis
Fall Even Year 3
ESPM 5261
Economics and Natural Resources Management
Every Spring 4
ESPM 5295
GIS in Environmental Science and Management
Every Fall 4
ESPM 5402
Biometeorology
Fall Even Year 3
ESPM 5555
Wetland Soils
Every Fall 3
ESPM 5575
Wetlands
Every Spring 3
ESPM 5603
Environmental Life Cycle Analysis
Every Fall 3
ESPM 5703
Agroforestry in Watershed Management
Spring Even Year 3
ESPM 5811
Environmental Interpretation
Every Spring 3
FNRM 5114
Hydrology and Watershed Management
Every Fall 3
FNRM 5131
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for Natural Resources
Every Fall 4
FNRM 5153
Forest Hydrology & Watershed Biogeochemistry
Spring Odd Year 3
FW 8051
Statistical Modeling of Ecological Data using R and WinBugs/JAGS
Every Spring 4
GEOG 8260
Seminar: Physical Geography
Every Spring 2
GIS 5555
Basic Spatial Analysis
Every Fall 3
GIS 5577
Spatial Database Design and Administration
Every Spring 3
LAAS 5311
Soil Chemistry and Mineralogy
Every Fall & Spring 3
NR 5021
Statistics for Agricultural and Natural Resource Professionals
Every Fall 3
OLPD 5061
Ethnographic Research Methods
Every Fall & Spring 3
OLPD 5528
Focus Group Interviewing Research Methods
Every Fall 1.0-3.0
PA 5002
Introduction to Policy Analysis
Every Fall & Spring 1.5
PA 5031
Empirical Analysis I
Every Fall 4
PA 5035
Survey Research and Data Collection
Every Spring 1.5
PA 5041
Qualitative Methods for Policy Analysts
Every Fall 4
PA 5920
Skills Workshop
Every Fall & Spring 0.5-4.0
POL 8126
Qualitative Methods
Fall Even, Spring Odd Year 3
PUBH 6190
Environmental Chemistry
Every Fall 3
PUBH 7250
Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews
Every Spring & Summer 1
PUBH 7407
Analysis of Categorical Data
Every Spring 3
SOC 5811
Social Statistics for Graduate Students
Every Fall 4
SOC 8801
Sociological Research Methods
Periodic Fall & Spring 4
SOC 8811
Advanced Social Statistics
Every Fall & Spring 4
SOIL 5232
Vadose Zone Hydrology
Every Fall 3
STAT 5021
Statistical Analysis
Every Fall & Spring 4
STAT 5201
Sampling Methodology in Finite Populations
Every Spring 3
STAT 5302
Applied Regression Analysis
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 4
STAT 5303
Designing Experiments
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 4
STAT 5401
Applied Multivariate Methods
Periodic Fall 3
STAT 5421
Analysis of Categorical Data
Every Fall & Spring 3
STAT 5601
Nonparametric Methods
Every Fall & Spring 3
STAT 8051
Advanced Regression Techniques
Every Fall 3
STAT 8052
Applied Statistical Methods 2
Every Spring 3
STAT 8053
Applied Statistical Methods 3
Every Fall 3
STAT 8054
Statistical Methods 4
Every Spring 3
WRIT 5051
Graduate Research Writing for International Students
Every Fall, Spring & Summer 3
WRS 5101
Water Policy
Every Spring 3