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FNR 10000 - Introduction To Forestry: Luger-Purdue Future Of Forestry
Credit Hours: 3.00. The Lugar-Purdue Future of Forestry Program is an academic program designed to introduce students to the science of forestry. The program consists of two parts. One part is this online course. The second part is a research project that is designed and implemented by the student under the guidance of a natural resource professional and the program facilitator. The general intent of the program is to introduce students to forest science and to encourage students to pursue forestry as a career. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Students completing this course should have a basic knowledge of what is forest science. 2. In the 7-module online component, students will demonstrate knowledge of forest science by completing quizzes, conducting and reporting on field observations and individual investigations, and post observations and comments in the online course management tools. 3. In the research part of the course, students will demonstrate knowledge of research methods by designing, implementing, and reporting on a forestry research project which they develop with the assistance of a practicing forestry professional.


FNR 10300 - Introduction To Environmental Conservation
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to ecological principles, history of conservation, natural resource management, human impacts on the environment, and environmental ethics. For all students interested in an introductory natural resource or environmental science elective. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      West Lafayette


FNR 19800 - Introductory Topics In Forestry And Natural Resources
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Subjects and problems of interest to the student. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 20100 - Marine Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the major groups of marine organisms and their habitats. Emphasis on application of ecological principles to the conservation of important marine species. Offered in even numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 20300 - Freshwater Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Comprehensive overview of the form, function, and biological organisms of freshwater ecosystems. Students will learn the fundamental biological and ecological components of continental streams, rivers, and lakes with some additional consideration given to global freshwaters. Concepts will be taught based upon two lectures and one laboratory each week during the fall semester. Labs are partially field-based and require outside activities. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 21000 - Natural Resource Information Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to natural resource and land information systems and data management technologies. Principles of data storage, organization, and retrieval for both textual and spatial data (geographic information systems), data acquisition, accuracy assessment, mapping, and use of this data in natural resource management are presented. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 22500 - Dendrology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Field identification, taxonomy, and ecological characteristics of trees, shrubs, and herbs found in forests, prairies, old fields, and wetlands. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      Calumet
      West Lafayette


FNR 23000 - The World's Forests And Society
Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of structure, function, and environmental and cultural significance of forest ecosystems throughout the world. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 24000 - Wildlife In America
Credit Hours: 3.00. History of the occurrence, exploitation, and management of North America's wildlife resources. Life histories, habitat relationships, and human impacts on selected species. Current conservation practices and future prospects. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 24100 - Ecology And Systematics Of Fishes And Mammals
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the ecology and systematics of fishes and mammals. Discuss the evolutionary adaptations and ecological processes of these vertebrate groups at the individual, population, and community levels. Examine the roles of phylogeny, physiology, morphology, and behavior in influencing organismal responses to the environment. Assess issues related to the conservation of fishes and mammals. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 24200 - Laboratory In Ecology And Systematics Of Fishes And Mammals
Credit Hours: 1.00. Basic anatomy, classification, and identification of fishes and mammals. Identification deals with representative species from selected phylogenetic and geographic groupings in North America. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 25100 - Ecology And Systematics Of Amphibians, Reptiles, And Birds
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the ecology and taxonomy of amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Discuss the evolutionary adaptations and ecological processes of these vertebrate classes at the individual, population, and community levels. Examine the roles of phylogeny, physiology, morphology, and behavior in influencing organismal responses to the environment. Assess the issues related to the conservation of amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 25200 - Laboratory In Ecology And Systematics Of Amphibians, Reptiles, And Birds
Credit Hours: 1.00. Basic anatomy, classification, and identification of amphibians, reptiles, and birds. Identification deals with representative species from selected phylogenetic and geographic groupings in North America. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Lower Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 30100 - Wood Products And Processing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Wood processing methods, including hardwood and softwood sawmilling, veneering, pallets, lumber drying, plywood, particleboard, medium density fiberboard, and oriented strandboards; wood preservation including crossties, poles, and pilings; furniture; cabinets; millwork; pulp and paper; and wood residues. In addition to processing methods, the grading of material, including logs, and consideration of applicable standards, and trade journals are emphasized. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 30500 - Conservation Genetics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Fundamentals and principles of genetics, including Mendelian inheritance, genetic mapping & linkage, DNA fingerprinting, phylogeography, and speciation. Topics cover the theoretical and empirical evidence illustrating how mutation, migration, drift, and natural selection influence the evolution of genes in natural populations. Designed for ecologists and natural resource professionals. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 31000 - Harvesting Forest Products
Credit Hours: 2.00. Principles and techniques of timber harvesting. Terminology, machine performance, operating costs, and efficient management of labor, capital, machines, and timber. Typically offered Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 31100 - Wood Structure, Identification, And Properties
Credit Hours: 3.00. An outline of the macroscopic, and to a lesser extent, the microscopic characteristics of commercial North American woods. These characteristics allow identification of most woods on sight. Uses, availability, distribution, and unique characteristics are discussed. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 32200 - Forest Soil: Properties, Processes, And Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Forest soil characteristics with respect to site evaluation, watershed management, planting, problems, and silvicultural applications. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 33100 - Forest Ecosystems
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to ecosystem processes, with emphasis on structural dynamics, energy flows, nutrient cycling, spatial patterns, classification and interaction of plant and animal populations. Processes will be related to human activities. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 33300 - Fire Effects In Forest Environments
Credit Hours: 1.00. Use of natural and set prescribed fire as a tool in management of forest and prairie ecosystems. Requires class trips. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses when necessary. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 33900 - Principles Of Silviculture
Credit Hours: 3.00. Silviculture systems; establishment of stands; control of stand composition, growth, and quality. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 34100 - Wildlife Habitat Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Principles, practices, and justification of the habitat management approach to the manipulation of wildlife populations. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 34800 - Wildlife Investigational Techniques
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to current wildlife research techniques that are used in managing populations and habitats. Laboratory and field exercises are used to gather and analyze data; basic data analysis and written dissemination of results is emphasized. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 35100 - Aquatic Sampling Techniques
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to laboratory and field sampling methods in aquaculture, limnology, and fisheries biology. Emphasis will be placed on the proper use of laboratory equipment and sampling gears, as well as the development of sampling protocols for collecting representative, non-biased fisheries and aquatic sciences data. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 35300 - Natural Resources Measurement
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to sampling techniques and fundamental principles for measuring natural resources. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3 . Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 35500 - Quantitative Methods For Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of analytical and computational techniques for the purpose of making decisions regarding the management of forests. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 35700 - Fundamental Remote Sensing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the principles of remote sensing, aerial photo interpretation, photogrammetry, geographic information systems, and global positioning systems. Primary applications of geospatial science and technology in forestry and natural resources. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 35900 - Spatial Ecology And GIS
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the principles of landscape ecology and biogeography with a laboratory devoted to the analysis of spatial data using geographic information systems. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 36500 - Natural Resources Issues, Policy, And Administration
Credit Hours: 3.00. The process, history, and development of natural resource conservation laws and policies, and current issues as they affect resource management in the United States. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 37000 - Natural Resources Practicum
Credit Hours: 2.00. Field instruction and practice during the summer following the sophomore year. All students focus on land measurement and surveying, inventory of forest, wildlife, and aquatic resources, and integrated resource management. Followed by specific modules in fisheries, foresty, and wildlife management. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 37100 - Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences Practicum
Credit Hours: 4.00. Specific field instruction in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 37200 - Forestry Practicum
Credit Hours: 4.00. Specific field instruction in forestry. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 37300 - Wildlife Practicum
Credit Hours: 4.00. Specific field instruction in wildlife science and management. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 37400 - International Natural Resources Practicum
Credit Hours: 4.00. This is an international alternative to the required departmental summer practicum that may be elected by students in the different disciplines in FNR. Field instruction and practice in an international setting during the summer following the sophomore year. Students take two weeks of common coursework with FNR 37000 students in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, and natural resources, and then undertake international training according to area of interest for three or more weeks. The location of international training is open, but a plan of study, and a cooperating institution must be approved by departmental faculty. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 37500 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the human dimensions of foresty, wildlife, and recreation; students will learn how values, attitudes, community, and behavior relate to natural resource management and decision-making; various natural resource management stakeholders such as private landowners, natural resource agencies, the judiciary, and environmental and natural resource interest groups will be discussed; course will utilize case studies specific to Indiana and the Midwest; course includes weekly discussions during recitations. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture, Recitation

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 38200 - Natural Resources And Man
Credit Hours: 3.00. A survey of the interrelationships among man, natural resources, and the environment. Course satisfies conservation requirement for teacher certification. . Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Credit By Exam, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central


FNR 38800 - Ichthyology
Credit Hours: 2.00. Functional morphology, physiology, behavior, and ecological relationships of fish; classification and identification of freshwater species; introduction to fishery management principles. . Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central


FNR 38900 - Ichthyology Laboratory
Credit Hours: 1.00. Laboratory on classification and identification of freshwater species; introduction to fisheries management principles. . Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central


FNR 39000 - Cooperative Professional Program
Credit Hours: 0.00. Supervised professional experience in forestry. Programs must be preplanned and conducted under the direction of a forestry faculty coordinator with the cooperation of an employer. Students must submit a summary report. Admission to forestry Co-op program. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Coop, Full-Time Privileges, Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 40000 - Forestry And Natural Resources Study Abroad
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 8.00. Utilized to record credits earned through participation in Purdue study abroad programs with cooperating foreign universities. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 8.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 40600 - Natural Resource And Environmental Economics
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGEC 40600) Introduction to economic models of renewable and nonrenewable natural resources and the use of these models in the analysis of current resource use and environmental issues. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 40700 - Forest Economics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Implications of unique economic characteristics of forest resources, including a tree as both capital and output, high capital to output ratio, location utility of in-forest uses, long investment periods, and non-market outputs. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 40800 - Natural Resources Planning
Credit Hours: 3.00. Management concepts and decision making emphasizing formal planning processes including development of objectives, analysis of alternatives, and decision making within the constraints of changing social and political trends, economic feasibility, and sustainability of ecosystem functions for a property. Laboratory activities are focused on the development of a management plan by an interdisciplinary team for a specific area and set of objectives. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 40900 - Timber Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Application of financial and biological principles to determine optimal production of wood as a raw material on industrial and non-industrial ownerships. Optimal rotation and stocking level for individual trees and stands. Forest regulation for both even-aged and uneven-aged stands for long-term sustainability and certification. Timber harvest scheduling using mathematical programming techniques. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 41200 - Natural Resources Decision Making
Credit Hours: 3.00. Students will learn decision analysis and how to apply it to a mix of natural resource problems. Students will learn the elements of a decision model, how to structure decision problems, making choices, and conducting sensitivity analyses under certainty. Decision making under conditions of uncertainty and the preferences of one or more decision makers will be introduced to reflect real world decision making. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 41800 - Properties Of Wood Related To Manufacturing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Orthotopic nature of wood, grain, texture, moisture content, shrinking, swelling, specific gravity, machining, thermal properties, electrical properties, elastic properties, strength properties, vibration properties, bending, natural characteristics affecting mechanical properties, effect of manufacturing and service environment on mechanical properties, changing quality of available resources and implications of wood quality changes for manufacturing. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 41900 - Furniture And Cabinet Design And Manufacture
Credit Hours: 3.00. Qualitative and quantitative principles of furniture construction, performance testing of furniture, and computer-based applications and solutions. Course features laboratory evaluation of fasteners and furniture joints. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 42500 - Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Secondary wood products manufacturing; structure of the industry, organization of a furniture factory, raw materials, rough mill, finish mill, assembly, finishing, machinery, wood machining, plant layout, production methods, modern industrial engineering concepts; includes visits to manufacturing operations. Requires class trips. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses when necessary. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 43400 - Tree Physiology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of physiology of growth and development of woody plants. Emphasis on the structure and function of trees and their physiological response to environmental factors. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 44100 - Forest Entomology
Credit Hours: 3.00. (ENTM 44100) An introduction to the identity, natural history and management of insects affecting forest ecosystems. Topics include biodiversity, natural history and ecology of forest pests; forecasting and assessing the risk of insect outbreaks; and silvicultural, biological and chemical strategies for preventing and managing insect pests. Offered in odd-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 44400 - Arboricultural Practices
Credit Hours: 4.00. Course covers a broad spectrum of arboriculture principles and techniques, including pruning, transplanting, fertilization, climbing, rigging, removal, cabling, bracing, lightning protection, hazard tree evaluation, tree appraisal, and street tree inventory. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 44500 - Urban Forest Issues
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course presents an array of topics germane to the management of trees in the urban environment. This includes the benefits of trees and general tree care, tree appraisal, tree ordinances, tree inventory and management plans, and tree preservation and construction. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 44700 - Vertebrate Population Dynamics
Credit Hours: 4.00. Estimation and analysis of populations; computer modeling of sampling methods, population dynamics, population and habitat management. Knowledge of computer programming not required. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 45200 - Aquaculture
Credit Hours: 3.00. Historical perspectives and current practices in aquaculture, including production systems, feeds, water quality requirements, and diseases of commercially important species. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 45300 - Fish Physiology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Presentation and discussion of physiological mechanisms exhibited by freshwater and marine invertebrates and vertebrates. Primary materials used for class presentation and discussions will be examples from primary research literature. Topics include respiration, osmoregulation, stress physiology, absorption and metabolism of compounds, and hormonal control of selected physiological mechanisms. Offered in odd-numbered years. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 45400 - Fisheries Science And Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and practice of fisheries management, with emphasis on strategies utilized for the management of freshwater and marine fisheries. Application of quantitative methodologies for the assessment and manipulation of aquatic habitats, sport and commerical fish populations, and human resource users and non-users are considered as in the setting of appropriate goals and objectives for effective, science-based management. One weekend field laboratory is required. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 45500 - Fish Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. The relationship of fishes to the physical, chemical, and biological features of the environment in both natural and perturbed aquatic ecosystems. An emphasis will be placed on diversity in morphology, behavior, feeding, and reproductive strategies as they relate to individual and population adaptation, community structure, and anthropogenic effects. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Demonstrate use of the scientific method to identify problems, formulate hypothesis tests, conduct and analyze data, and derive conclusions. 2. Demonstrate critical thinking by using evidence-based information to develop sound responses to complex problems. 3. Demonstrate proficiency in their chosen discipline that incorporates knowledge, skills, technology, and ethics.


FNR 46000 - International Natural Resources Summer Program
Credit Hours: 3.00. A four-week, intensive program examining the management and conservation of natural resources in Europe and the United States. Jointly taught with faculty and students from the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The program topic and venue change each year, but emphasis is placed on student interaction and internationalization as well as on cross-cultural communication skills within a natural resources framework. Offered in even-numbered years at Purdue University and in odd-numbered years at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Sweden. Typically offered Summer.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Experiential, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
S General Education, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 47000 - Fundamentals Of Planning
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course will overview key steps involved in natural resources planning, expose students to a variety of different natural resource plans, and engage students in critically evaluating the effectiveness of planning. (Course meets during weeks 1-5.). Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 48400 - Design For Computer Numerical Controlled Manufacturing
Credit Hours: 3.00. The course objective is to familiarize students with Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC) router operation, rapid prototyping and basics of secondary wood products manufacturing. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 48800 - Global Environmental Issues
Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of the state of the world in terms of natural resource consumption, environmental quality, and global change. Techniques to analyze and evaluate information. Survey threats to soil productivity, the changing atmosphere, water quality and quantity, energy impacts, and biodiversity from an ecosystem perspective. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
S General Education, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 49800 - Special Assignments
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Topics vary. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 49900 - Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 50500 - Molecular Ecology And Evolution
Credit Hours: 3.00. Lectures cover the genetic attributes of both conventional and contemporary molecular markers. Discussions focus primarily on the use of DNA-based markers to address conceptual issues in ecology and evolutionary biology (e. g., mating systems, systematics, phylogeography.) Offered in odd-numbered years. One course in biochemistry is recommended. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne


FNR 51100 - Population Genetics
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 51100, ANSC 51100) Basic concepts of population genetics. Characterization of populations using gene frequencies, gametic and zygotic disequilibrium; forces changing gene frequencies (mutation, migration, selection, and random genetic drift) and genotypic frequencies (mating systems: inbreeding, crossbreeding, and phenotypic assortative) and related hypothesis testing; gene trees and the coalescent process; and molecular phylogenies. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 52200 - Advanced Forest Soils Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. A study of the nutrient dynamics of forest ecosystems with emphasis on the physical, chemical, and biological processes influencing nutrient cycling, roots and soil-root interactions, in-depth study of the C, N, and P cycles, and the impact of environmental change on the processes controlling these cycles. Special topics include fertilization, soil management, and acidic deposition. Class trips may be required. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses when necessary. Offered in even-numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 52300 - Aquaculture
Credit Hours: 3.00. Historical perspectives and current practices in aquaculture, including production systems, feeds, water quality requirements, and diseases of commercially important species. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      PU Fort Wayne
      North Central


FNR 52600 - Aquatic Animal Health
Credit Hours: 2.00. This is an introductory course designed to provide instruction on the methodology of diagnosis and treatment of parasitic, fungal, bacterial, viral, nutritional, and environmental diseases of fishes and other aquatic organisms (amphibians, reptiles, and bivalves). Courses in chemistry and biology are expected and in animal physiology is preferred, but not required. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: At the end of this course, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate an understanding of basic pathology and epidemiology. 2. Recognize the signs and symptoms of the most common pathogens afflicting fish, amphibians, reptiles, and bivalves. 3. Apply the knowledge acquired during laboratory exercises on how to collect, preserve, and analyze different tissue samples for submission and/or analysis of histopathological lesions, parasites, bacteria, fungi, viruses, and chemicals. 4. Understand the basic principles associated with treatment and prevention of disease.


FNR 52700 - Ecotoxicology
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course covers theoretical and applied approaches to the science of ecotoxicology, including application of the tools and procedures used to understand toxicant fate and effects in free-ranging animals and ecosystems. Students are expected to be knowledgeable in chemistry, biology, and animal physiology. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: This course will introduce basic concepts in ecotoxicology including: 1. Review of basic ecotoxicological principles. 2. The various types, sources and environmental fate and effects of contaminants. 3. Modes of toxicant uptake, transformation, storage and depuration. 4. Dose/concentration-response, exposure routes. 5. Factors that influence toxicity. 6. Contaminant distribution, bioaccumulation, and biomagnifications. 7. Biomarkers of exposure and effects: Molecular to ecosystem-levels. 8. Basic principles in aquatic toxicity testing. 9. Common toxicity assays using invertebrates, fish, amphibians, birds, and mammals (in vitro, in vivo, mesocosms, and in situ bioassays). 10. Field case studies: Complex effluents (sewage and paper mills); Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxicants (PCBs, PAHs, dioxins); Endocrine disrupting chemicals; Heavy metals; Nutrients and pathogens. 11. Statistical analyses of toxicity data. 12. Introduction to ecological risk assessment.


FNR 53500 - Forest Regeneration
Credit Hours: 3.00. An overview of the dynamics associated with the regeneration of forestlands in North America. Topics include: seed collection and handling, forest tree nursery operations, seedling quality, managing for environmental stresses, planting operations, early stand management, and natural regeneration. Offered in odd numbered years. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 53600 - Ecology Of Disturbance
Credit Hours: 2.00. Advanced lecture-and discussion-based class examining how disturbance shapes the composition and structure of communities and landscapes across major terrestrial biomes. Students will examine and discuss the relationships between disturbance intensity, frequency, and spatial extent and how these characteristics affect ecological processes and ecologically-based management of forest and grassland ecosystems. The class will also examine the synergistic effects of multiple disturbances and the restoration of endemic disturbance regimes in contemporary ecosystems. Course is reading intensive; students will read and discuss on average 3-8 journal articles per week. Typically offered in even years. Typically offered Spring.
2.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe how disturbance shapes community composition and structure for several major terrestrial biomes. 2. Understand how disturbance regulates biological diversity across terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. 3. Understand the relationship between disturbance intensity, frequency, and spatial extent and how those factors affect management of forest and grassland ecosystems. 4. Describe the synergistic nature of disturbance and identify how disturbance factors interact across a landscape. 5. Describe how contemporary and restored disturbance regimes may facilitate or suppress the spread of invasive species. 6. Understand how management activities can mimic endemic disturbance regimes to promote biodiversity and sustainability.


FNR 53601 - Ecology Of Disturbance Practicum
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is the practicum for FNR 53600, hence enrollment is contingent upon enrollment in FNR 53600. Course consists of a one or two week long field trip to a remote site; prior trips have been taken to the Great Smokey National Park over spring break. Course requires an addition travel fee, depending on location visited. Typically offered in even years. Typically offered Spring, but may be offered occasionally during summer session.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. How disturbance shapes community composition and the distribution of species across landscapes. 2. How alterations to endemic disturbance regimes affect the composition, structure, and function of ecosystems. 3. How interactions between natural disturbance and invasion of exotic species influence forest community development. 4. Managemnet that uses natural disturbance to restore and maintain biotic communities and ecosystems.


FNR 54000 - Wetlands Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Examination of the biotic and abiotic factors that influence wetlands, including the ecological, socioeconomic, and hydrological values of wetlands. Restoration and wildlife utilization also are examined. Laboratories involve examinations of various aspects of wetland ecology. Class trips are required. Students will pay individual lodging or meal expenses where necessary. Offered in odd-numbered years. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central


FNR 54300 - Conservation Biology I
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to conservation biology, including population dynamics and genetic structure of rare organisms. Recovery planning, restoration ecology, environmental policy making, and sustainable developments are considered, as is ethics in conservation of biological diversity. Offered in odd-numbered years. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 54400 - Conservation Biology II
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced study of specific topic within the field of conservation biology. Topic varies from year to year, depending on interests of students enrolled, and emphasizes current advances or issues in the field. Offered in even-numbered years. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 54500 - Fisheries Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and practice of fisheries management, with an emphasis on strategies utilized for the management of freshwater and marine fisheries. Application of quantitative methodologies for the assessment and manipulation of aquatic habitats, sport and commercial fish populations, and human resource users and non-users are considered, as is the setting of appropriate goals and objectives for effective, science-based management. One weekend field laboratory is required. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: Regional Campus Only

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      North Central


FNR 55000 - Fisheries Stock Assessment And Modeling
Credit Hours: 3.00. Theory and application of models and other quantitative analyses for the assessment and management of recreational, commercial, and non-game fishes. Emphasis is placed on the estimation of basic fish population dynamics, and the development and application of models used to predict and assess fisheries management outcomes. (Offered in odd-numbered years.). Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 55100 - Advanced Ichthyology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced ichthyology presents an advanced study of the biology of fishes. In particular, the course covers aspects of the morphology, physiology, development, behavior, evolution, diversity, and ecology of fish throughout the world. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Describe the prehistoric and current diversity of fishes. 2. Demonstrate understanding of fish evolution. 3. Explain the biological function of fishes. 4. Demonstrate understanding of the ecological roles that fishes play in freshwater and marine communities and ecosystems. 5. Identify a wide range of fish specimens, both preserved and live, in the laboratory and the field.


FNR 55200 - Advanced Freshwater Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced freshwater ecology presents a comprehensive overview of the form, function, and biological organisms of freshwater ecosystems. Specifically, students learn the fundamental biological and ecological components of continental streams, rivers, and lakes, with some additional consideration given to global freshwaters. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Explain the fundamental ecological theories associated with major freshwater types (e.g., streams, rivers, and lakes). 2. Describe physical properties that form freshwater habitats and explain how these physical properties influence species and communities of organisms. 3. Describe chemical properties of freshwater habitats and explain how these chemical properties influence species and communities of organisms. 4. Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological roles and interactions of representative organisms that comprise freshwater communities. 5. Demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills relevant to concepts in freshwater ecology.


FNR 55800 - Digital Remote Sensing And GIS
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced course in the use of digital remote sensing techniques and geographic information systems (GIS) for renewable natural resources management. Emphasizes the physical principles behind the digital remote sensing of vegetative features, present-day instrument technology, spatial data processing and analysis algorithms, error analysis and accuracy assessment procedures, and multi-source data integration. Provides hands-on experience with forest canopy modeling, atmospheric modeling, image processing, and GIS software on microcomputer and workstation platforms. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 56700 - Advanced Mammalogy
Credit Hours: 3.00. The class explores approaches to mammalian research and wildlife management through readings, discussions, field, and laboratory exercises. Topics such as mammalian behavior, ecology, phylogeny, taxonomy, and conservation are emphasized. The intention of this class is to help students who have a sincere interest in mammalian research and management to progress beyond identification in their understanding of mammals. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the diversity of topics currently being examined using wild mammal populations and communities. 2. Integrate the results of published research into the design and exploration of research topics in which the students are interested. 3. Exhibit improved abilities in critical thinking, writing, and oral communication in discussing mammalian research and management topics.


FNR 57100 - Advanced Ornithology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of current avian research topics and techniques. Class discussion of recent scientific literature; field and laboratory exercises to illustrate approaches to ornithological research. One weekend field trip is offered. (Offered in odd-numbered years.). Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette


FNR 57200 - Community Involvement In Natural Resource Management
Credit Hours: 2.00. Engaging the public in natural resource decision making is an increasingly important and complex task. This course provides an overview of how to include diverse stakeholders in decision making, collaboration, and conflict resolution through readings, class discussions, and role plays. Typically offered Fall.
2.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

FNR 57300 - Community Involvement Practicum
Credit Hours: 1.00. Students who enroll in this course will participate in a service learning activity that enables them to apply course concepts from FNR 57200 to a “real life” context. Students enrolling in FNR 57200 are not required to take this course. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Experiential

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Practicum, Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. To introduce students to the complexity of involving the public in decisions about natural resource management. 2. To understand the factors that make collaborative natural resource management successful. 3. To learn techniques for resolving conflicts. 4. To learn a variety of participatory techniques. 5. To learn facilitation techniques.


FNR 58000 - Research Methods For Natural Resource Social Science
Credit Hours: 3.00. This class covers basic elements of research design for social scientists, with an emphasis on issues pertinent to natural resource management. Topics to be covered include the role of theories and paradigms in designing sound research, writing research questions and hypotheses, and the importance of validity and reliability in research design. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods designs are presented and discussed. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand fundamental concepts such as theories and paradigms that are essential precursors to designing sound research. 2. Be able to articulate clear research questions and testable hypotheses. 3. Differentiate between different research designs and know which are appropriate under which circumstances. 4. Understand overarching issues such as validity and reliability. 5. Know under which circumstances qualitative, quantitative or mixed methods are appropriate. 6. Demonstrate knowledge of a variety of commonly-used research methods. 7. Articulate basic steps involved in analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. 8. Demonstrate the ability to write a research proposal.


FNR 59800 - Topical Problems In Forestry And Natural Resources
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Subjects and problems of interest to the student. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture, Presentation, Recitation
All Sections for this Course

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Upper Division, Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette Continuing Ed
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 60500 - Molecular Ecology And Evolution
Credit Hours: 3.00. Lectures cover the genetic attributes of both conventional and contemporary molecular markers. Discussions focus primarily on the use of DNA-based markers to address conceptual issues in ecology and evolutionary biology (e.g., mating systems, systematics, phylogeography). Offered in even-numbered years. Prerequisites: AGRY 32000 or BIOL 24100. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

FNR 63900 - Stand Dynamics
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced lecture and discussion based class examining wood formation and growing-use efficiency during the first unit, and stand development after natural or arthropogenic disturbance during the second unit. Other topics include introduction to disturbance ecology and disturbance-based management. Students will learn basic dendrochronology techniques while completing two independent lab projects that correspond to each of the aforementioned units. At least one class trip may be required. Typically offered in odd-numbered years. Prerequisites: FNR 33100 and FNR 33900 and (STAT 50300 or STAT 51100.) Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the patterns of tree growth and wood allocation. 2. Understand how growing use efficiency and specific leaf area vary by tree age, species and social position, and by stand composition and structural diversity. 3. Describe the natural development of stand structure for even- vs. uneven-aged, coniferous vs. hardwood, and pure vs. mixed species stands, both with and without natural disturbances. 4. Describe how silvicultural manipulation affects stand development and how it can be used to create structural elements for wildlife habitat and biodiversity. 5. Have basic understanding of dendrochronology as a tool for reconstructing stand dynamics, including the use of WinDendro, a dendrochronological software program. 6. Write concise lab reports in the style of a journal manuscript.

FNR 64700 - Quantitative Methods For Ecologists
Credit Hours: 3.00. Examines the assumptions and utility of statistical and other data analytic techniques that are encountered commonly or increasingly being used in ecological research. Emphasis is placed on the potential applications of these quantitative methods in an ecological context. Offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: STAT 51200. Typically offered Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

FNR 67900 - Forest Resources Seminar
Credit Hours: 0.00 or 1.00. Required for graduate students in forestry and natural resources. Topics vary. Prerequisite: Required of graduate students in forestry, natural resources. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
0.000 OR 1.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

FNR 69100 - Topical Problems In Forestry
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Subjects and problems of interest to the student. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Laboratory, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 69300 - Topical Problems In Wildlife Biology
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Subjects and problems of interest to the student. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Study, Lecture

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources

Course Attributes:
Variable Title

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


FNR 69800 - Research MS Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research MS Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times

FNR 69900 - Research PhD Thesis
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 18.00. Research PhD Thesis. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Spring Fall Summer.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours

Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Research

Offered By: College of Agriculture
Department: Forestry and Natural Resources


May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Repeatable for Additional Credit: Yes - May be repeated an unlimited number of times


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