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2019 September Semester
Jun 17, 2019
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FSTY 201 - Forest Plant Systems
This course provides knowledge and understanding of classification, nomenclature and identification, morphology, phenology, range, natural history, evolutionary relationships, and basic ecology of important trees (native and exotic) and forest plant families (woody and herbaceous) in western Canada. The course also provides a survey of plant indicator potential and attributes significant to vegetation management. The course includes the development of a plant collection and field trips are required.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 205 - Introduction to Soil Science
Chemical, physical, and biological properties of forest soils; fundamentals of soil formation; soil-water-plant relations, soil ecology and soil fertility. Field trips required.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial
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FSTY 207 - Terrestrial Ecological Classification
This course explores the critical concepts and methodology of classifying terrestrial ecosystems. The course explores the historical context and attributes of several systems of ecological classification. The primary focus is Biogeoclimatic Ecosystem Classification, the standard for natural resource managers in BC. The course also explores regional examples of site classification.
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

FSTY 209 - Forest Biology and Silvics
This course explores critical aspects of the biology of forest floor organisms and the autecology of associated regional tree species. The course also examines the biology and ecology of forest ecosystems, the structure and function of forest trees and stands, the influence of biotic and abiotic factors on tree and stand growth, interactions between forest ecosystems and ecological site conditions, and silvicultural attributes of tree species of Western Canada.
Credits: 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 305 - Silviculture
Silviculture examines forest ecology, stand dynamics, basic management practices and harvesting. Content includes stand dynamics, natural and artificial regeneration methods, site preparation, intermediate stand treatments, silvicultural systems, forest harvesting concepts and practices, and relationships of natural resource management to silviculture practices. Field trips are required.
Credits: 0.000 OR 4.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Field Trip, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 307 - Disturbance Ecology and Forest Health
This lecture course explores principles and concepts of disturbance ecology, including examples of fire, disease and insects. Links between anthropomorphic disturbances, forest health problems, and approaches to forest health management are explored.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 310 - Forest Economics
Contemporary issues in the allocation of natural resources. Economic concepts and tools applied to the forestry, recreation, and other natural resource sectors.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 317 - Forest Disturbance Agents
This laboratory course focuses on the identification of pathogens and insects of importance in forest health. The course is required for students in the Forest Ecology and Management major, and it should be taken concurrently with FSTY 307-3. Field trips are required.
Credits: 1.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory

FSTY 345 - Wood Materials Science
This course provides students with a broad knowledge of wood as a material and introduces various topics of wood science. The topics include: anatomical structure of softwood and hardwood; identification of local wood species; wood-water relationships influencing strength and physical properties; and processing of forest products. Value-added strategies and product diversification through manufacturing and marketing are discussed as well as life-cycle analysis.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

FSTY 403 - Timber Harvest Planning and Operations
This course provides students with an understanding of operational practices in timber harvest planning and implementation. Topics focus on supply chain flow: planning (operational and strategic); field operations and permitting; operations including logging, hauling and road building; and finally manufacturing and marketing. This course has mandatory field trips.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

FSTY 405 - Forest Ecosystem Modelling
This course introduces students to a range of quantitative models that form the basis of modern forest management and conservation. This course includes an overview of models to evaluate forest dynamics from the scale of individual trees up to forested landscapes; models used to assess and manage forests and their ecosystem services; and models for strategic forest planning.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 407 - Forest Products
Properties, values and the processing of forest products including wood, pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, and other botanical products. Life cycle analysis of products manufactured from wood and its derivatives. Value-added strategies and product diversification through manufacturing and marketing. Field trips required.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Practicum

FSTY 408 - Forest Practices and Management
This course examines principles and operational practices for the management of forest land, including forest estate planning, harvest scheduling, and legislative requirements.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Laboratory

FSTY 415 - Forest Soils
This course examines the distinctive physical, chemical and biological properties of forest soils from an ecological perspective, emphasizing western Canadian examples. Major themes include the role of soils in forest site classifications, carbon and nutrient cycling in forests, soil determinants of forest productivity, and the responses of soils to forest management practices. Field trips and laboratory exercises provide experience in techniques used for assessing forest soil properties and management impacts.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

FSTY 425 - Soil Formation and Classification
Examination of soil formation with emphasis on environmental forces including human activity as a factor of soil formation; distribution and classification of soils of northern and interior BC; correlation of Canadian System of Soil Classification with international systems of classification such as Soil Taxonomy and FAO-UNESCO Soil Map of the World. Field trips required.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, World Wide Web

FSTY 440 - Internship
May be repeated for credit (maximum 6 credit hours).
Credits: 2.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

FSTY 498 - Special Topics
May be repeated for credit (maximum of 3 credit hours).
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Field Camp

FSTY 499 - Independent Study
May be repeated for credit (maximum of 6 credit hours).
Credits: 1.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

FSTY 605 - Forest Ecosystem Modelling
This course introduces students to a range of quantitative models that form the basis of modern forest management and conservation. This course includes an overview of models to evaluate forest dynamics from the scale of individual trees up to forested landscapes; models used to assess and manage forests and their ecosystem services; and models for strategic forest planning.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory


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