Forestry & Wildlife Sci. - FOWS

Courses

FOWS 1010 INTRODUCTION TO RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES (1) LEC. 1. Introduction to the wealth and breadth of renewable natural resources in the state, region, nation, and world. Speakers cover topics in forestry, wildlife, water, and soil. Fall, Spring.

FOWS 2010 ENVIRONMENTAL INTERPRETATION (3) LEC. 3. Pr., NATR major/ Nature-based Recreation minor or Departmental approval. Communication theory as management and public relations tool for natural resource management. Fall.

FOWS 2033 INTRO TO ENVIRON EDUCATION (3) LEC. 3. Students will learn about the historical and theoretical foundations of environmental education while participating in experiential learning exercises.

FOWS 2060 INTRODUCTION TO FORESTED LANDSCAPES (2) LEC. 2. Pr. BIOL 1020 or BIOL 1027. This course will serve as an introduction to forest tree biology, forest types of North America, forest ecology and tree identification. The overall course objective is to introduce students to important concepts in forest ecosystem science and management.

FOWS 3015 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3) FLD. 3. Examination of contemporary natural and cultural resource management practices and conservation programs through national and international program placements. Spring, Summer and Fall.

FOWS 3025 INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT (3) FLD. 3. Examination of contemporary natural and cultural resource management practices and conservation programs through national and international program placements. Spring, Summer and Fall.

FOWS 3310 NATURE BASED RECREATION (3) LEC. 3. Introduction to fundamentals of nature-based recreation; recreationist’ motivations, society benefits, and management of the outdoor recreational environment. Spring.

FOWS 3950 UNDERGRADUATE SEMINAR (1) LEC. 1. Students will practice speaking in front of a scientific audience, learn to research topics, and organize presentations for professional audiences, faculty, and other students.

FOWS 4310 ECOTOURISM (3) LEC. 3. Principles, business considerations, and issues surrounding ecotourism, with emphasis on critique and connections to other industries. Spring.

FOWS 4970 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-4) LEC. Overview of forest soil composition, formation, biota, classification, chemistry, ecology, and sustainable management. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 8 credit hours.

FOWS 4980 UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH (1-4) IND. Departmental approval. Directed research in the area of specialty under faculty supervision. Course may be repeated for a maximum of 4 credit hours.

FOWS 5050 URBAN ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Examination of urban ecosystems and the influence of urbanization on rural and forested lands. Junior standing. Fall. May count either FOWS 5050 or FOWS 6050.

FOWS 5140 WATERSHED SERVICES (2) LEC. 2. This class examines the livelihoods and ecological impacts of Costa Rica's program of payments for watershed services. Travel required. Senior. Fall. May count either FOWS 5140 or FOWS 6140.

FOWS 5220 LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. BIOL 3060 or FORY 4230. Ecological effects and management of heterogeneous spatial pattern on ecosystems over large areas. Spring Even Years. May count either FOWS 5220 or FOWS 6220.

FOWS 5270 NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Examination of attitudes, philosophies and policies that govern management of the natural resource. Spring.

FOWS 5320 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (3) LEC. 3. Environmental services provided by ecosystems, with emphasis on human well-being and livelihood, and emerging market mechanisms. Spring.

FOWS 5453 CONFLICT AND COLLABORATION IN NATURAL RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3) DSL. 45. Overview of issues, theories, and approaches to conflict management and collaboration in natural resources. Topics include conflict management, collaborative processes, and negotiation; tools and frameworks for analyzing conflict; and evolving management approaches to natural resource conflict.

FOWS 5620 NATURAL RESOURCE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (3) LEC. 3. Pr. (ECON 2020 or ECON 2023 or ECON 2027). Principles of corporate and real estate finance as applied to natural resources and the place of natural resources in individual and institutional portfolios. May count one of: FORY 6620, FOWS 5620, FOWS 6620.

FOWS 5880 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS (3) LEC. 3. Foundations, principles and empirical application of ecological economics to address current social and economic issues. Spring.

FOWS 6140 WATERSHED SERVICES (2) LEC. 2. This class examines the livelihoods and ecological impacts of Costa Rica's program of payments for watershed services. Travel required. Graduate Standing. Fall. May count either FOWS 5140 or FOWS 6140.

FOWS 6220 LANDSCAPE ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3. Ecological effects and management of heterogeneous spatial pattern on ecosystems over large areas. Spring Even Years. May count either FOWS 5220 or FOWS 6220.

FOWS 6270 NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Departmental approval. Examination of attitudes, philosophies and policies that govern management of the natural resource.

FOWS 6320 ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES (3) LEC. 3. Environmental services provided by ecosystems, with emphasis on human well-being and livelihood, and emerging market mechanisms. Spring.

FOWS 6456 CONFLICT AND COLLABORATION IN NATURAL RESOURCES (3) DSL. 45. Overview of issues, theories, and approaches to conflict management and collaboration in natural resources. Topics include conflict management, collaborative processes, and negotiation; tools and frameworks for analyzing conflict; and evolving management approaches to natural resource conflict.

FOWS 6620 NATURAL RESOURCE FINANCE AND INVESTMENT (3) LEC. 3. Principles of corporate and real estate finance as applied to natural resources and the place of natural resources in individual and institutional portfolios. Spring. May count either FORY 5620 or FORY 6620.

FOWS 7150 SPATIAL STATISTICS FOR NATURAL RESOURCES (3) LEC. 3. LAB. 1. Pr. STAT 7020. And any GIS class (or consent of instructor). Applications of spatial statistics in the natural resources. Three types of spatial data including point pattern data, geostatistical data and lattice (areal) data will be covered to introduce basic concepts, theories and methodology of spatial (spatial-tempo) data analyses and modeling.

FOWS 7216 RESTORATION ECOLOGY (3) DSL. 3. Overview of the history, science, ethics, and current practice of restoration ecology to recognize and understand the need for restoration.

FOWS 7226 FOREST HISTORY OF ALABAMA AND THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES (3) DSL. 3. This course will focus on the natural, human and societal factors that influenced forests and land management in the southeastern United States from the 1700s to present. FOWS 7220 or FOWS 7226.

FOWS 7236 FOREST STAND DYNAMICS (3) DSL. 3. Forest stand dynamics studies the changes in stand structure over time. Examines phases of stand development and how we can help and aid forest, wildlife and restoration management decisions.

FOWS 7246 FIRE ECOLOGY (3) DSL. 3. Examines history of fire management, fire behavior, fuel management and models, ignition techniques, fire suppression techniques, urban interface, smoke management, fire weather, elements of a prescribed burn plan, fire and wildlife, and outreach.

FOWS 7256 LONGLEAF PINE ECOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, AND RESTORATION (3) DSL. 3. Covers the ecology of the once-dominant species, the role fire played in maintaining these ecosystems, management possibilities, conversion to longleaf pine, and an overview of the current restoration efforts.

FOWS 7480 ADVANCED NATURAL RESOURCE POLICY (3) LEC. 3. Pr. FORY 5400 or FORY 6400. Policy process and players, theory and evolution of property rights, public choice theory, land ethics, policy analysis, programs and statutory laws, forest policy in an international context. Spring odd years.

FOWS 7950 GRADUATE SEMINAR (1) SEM. 1. SU. Students develop ability and confidence in making oral presentations based upon research and provide constructive criticism of their peers' presentations.