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BIOL 514H Honors Forest Ecology

Advanced course in forest ecology with applications to the classification, assessment, maintenance and certification of forest health, and a focus on sustainable and responsible forest management. Students learn and apply techniques in forest monitoring and taxonomic methods used in dendrology.

Special information

Note: This honors course is open to students who have met the criteria and been granted honors biology status, a process administered by the Natural Sciences Department. All prerequisites must be completed with grade of B or above. Contact instructor or department chair for permission.
3 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 3, 2017 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Understand and apply core theories and current research in forest ecology
  • Understand and apply methods of forest assessment, monitoring and certification that are used by local, regional and state agencies
  • Conduct botanical assessment of forests using methods of dendrology and forest mensuration
  • Analyze and evaluate forest botanical communities using methods of biological assessment
  • Understand government structures and legislation with roles in forest management and certification
  • Effectively communicate technical information between and among experts and public