• FOR 110: Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Forests & the Environment

    Learn about the amazing ways that forests promote global environmental quality and human well-being. Topics include the role of forests in: mitigating climate change, creating rainfall, promoting human psychological health, and providing the materials for carbon-storing wooden skyscrapers.

  • FOR 204: Forest Vegetation

    At the end of this course you will be able to walk into any woodlot in Michigan and identify by sight virtually all of the trees and shrubs present. You will understand the evolutionary relationships among these species, as well as how they interact with their environment. If you travel to other regions of the country or world you will have the skills to easily learn to identify all the trees and shrubs you encounter.

  • FOR 222: Forestry Field Methods

    In this course, students learn a variety of basic field techniques used in forestry, including tree/forest measurements and inventory techniques, land navigation with GPS and orienteering with a map and compass. The course assumes no prior knowledge of forestry and is mostly outdoor-lab-based, with classroom lectures providing context and supplemental learning to facilitate field exercises.

  • FOR 340: Forest Ecology

    This course will provide students with an understanding of fundamental ecological processes which control the composition, structure and function of forest ecosystems, and form the foundation for sustainable forest management.