Forestry and Wildlife Sciences

  • 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 2020 NATURAL RESOURCES SAMPLING TECHNIQUES (3) LAB. 3.
    Sampling methods and analytical methods relevant to the evaluation of the environment. Topics include sampling methods, quality assurance procedures, and data management.
  • 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 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 4310 ECOTOURISM (3) LEC. 3.
    Principles, business considerations, and issues surrounding ecotourism, with emphasis on critique and connections to other industries. Spring.
  • 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. 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 5880 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS (3) LEC. 3.
    Foundations, principles and empirical application of ecological economics to address current social and economic issues. Spring.
  • FOWS 6050 URBAN ECOLOGY (3) LEC. 3.
    Examination of urban ecosystems and the influence of urbanization on rural and forested lands. May count either FOWS 5050 or FOWS 6050.
  • 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. Pr. BIOL 3060 or FORY 4230.
    Ecological effects and management of heterogeneous spatial pattern on ecosystems over large areas. 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 6880 ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS (3) LEC. 3.
    Foundations, principles and empirical application of ecological economics to address current social and economic issues. Spring.
  • 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.