FOR 271 : Applied Forest Ecology
Applied Forest Ecology
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
Applies principles of forest ecology to develop a basic understanding of forest stand dynamics and silvicultural principles. Emphasis is placed on stand development, regeneration and stand analysis. Students will develop a practical understanding of stand establishment, maintenance and stand data collection. First course in sequence of FOR 271, FOR 272, and FOR 273.
1. Identify major forest pests, including insects, diseases, and parasitic plants, in the Pacific Northwest.
2. Explain the ecological role of insects and diseases in ecosystem functioning.
3. Understand and explain silvicultural, biological, chemical, and mechanical means available for control and management of forest pathogens.
4. Explain the process of integrated pest management and its role in ecosystem management.