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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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Knowledge of what is forest science. 2. Demonstrate knowledge, in the 7-module online component, 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.In the 7-module online component, 3. 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 12500 - Environmental Science And Conservation
Credit Hours: 3.00. (AGRY 12500, EAPS 12500, NRES 12500) Introduction to environmental science and conservation includes topics in ecological principles, conservation and natural resource management, human impacts on the environment, toxic waste disposal, climate change, energy, air and water pollution, environmental geology and geologic hazards. Typically offered Fall 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, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe the issues, facts and concepts central to a broad range of environmental and conservation topics. 2. Form opinions on controversial topics, explaining what they think we should do regarding topics in the news. 3. Describe the work done in five scientific disciplines, ecology, environmental science, resource management, conservation biology, and environmental geology.


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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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

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:
Lower Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Define basic spatial data concepts (GIS). 2. Create and use spatial and textual databases. 3. Develop spatial analysis abilities using ArcGIS Pro. 4. Contribute to the following: critical thinking, problem solving, quantitative reasoning, information literacy and written communication.


FNR 22310 - Introduction To Environmental Policy
Credit Hours: 3.00. (POL 22300) Study of decision making as modern societies attempt to cope with environmental and natural resources problems. Focuses on the American political system, with some attention to the international dimension. Current policies and issues will be examined. Typically offered Fall 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, GTC-Science, Tech & Society, UC-Science, Tech & Society

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn fundamental principles, generalizations, and theories related to policy development, with a focus on environmental and natural resource policy. 2. Learn to apply course material to improve thinking, problem solving, and decisions relevant to natural resource and environmental issues. 3. Learn to analyze and critically evaluate ideas, arguments, and points of view.


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
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond
      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:
Credit By Exam, Dept Credit, 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 24150 - Ecology And Systematics Of Fishes, Amphibians And Reptiles
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the ecology and systematics of Fish, Amphibians and Reptiles. 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 fish, amphibians and reptiles. 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 Outcomes: 1. Know about the evolutionary history of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. 2. Know the major taxa of fishes, amphibians and reptiles and the special anatomical, morphological, behavioral, and ecological features that characterize each group. 3. Be familiar with many of the techniques used to study the behavior and ecology of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. 4. Be familiar with major threats facing these groups.


FNR 24250 - Laboratory In Ecology And Systematics Of Fishes, Amphibians And Reptiles
Credit Hours: 1.00. Basic anatomy, classification, and identification of fishes, amphibians and reptiles. Identification deals with representative species from selected phylogenetic and geographic groupings in North American. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Learn to identify important North American fish, amphibians, and reptile species, with an emphasis on species of the Midwestern U.S. 2. Be familar with the ecology, natural history, and systematics of the fish, amphibians, and reptiles. 3. Describe the characteristic features of some of the important North American vertebrates, using a combination of preserved specimens, photographic images, field guides, and taxomonic keys.


FNR 25150 - Ecology And Systematics Of Mammals And Birds
Credit Hours: 3.00. Introduction to the ecology and systematics of mammals and birds. 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 mammals 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 Outcomes: 1. Be familiar with the evolutionary origins of mammals and birds. 2. Know the major taxa of mammals and birds. 3. Be familiar with the behavioral and ecological characteristics of wild mammals and birds. 4. Be familiar with major threats facing wild mammal and bird populations. 5. Gain experience reading and summarizing primary literature on wild mammals and birds.


FNR 25250 - Laboratory In Ecology And Systematics Of Mammals And Birds
Credit Hours: 1.00. Basic anatomy, classification, and identification of mammals and birds. Identification deals with representative species from selected phylogenetic and geographic groupings in North America. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify important North American mammal and bird species, with an emphasis on species of the Midwestern U.S. 2. Be familiar with the ecology, natural history, and systematics of the mammals and birds. 3. Describe the characteristic features of some of the important North American vertebrates, using a combination of preserved specimens, photographic images, field guides, and taxonomic keys.


FNR 29800 - Topical Problems In Forestry And Natural Resources
Credit Hours: 0.00 to 4.00. The class will be used primarily for lower-level undergraduate research projects and for the development of new and/or temporary courses for lower-division students. The course also offered for 0 credit for training opportunities (e.g. first aid for undergraduates attending summer practicum). Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

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

Learning Outcomes:


FNR 30110 - Sustainable Wood Products Manufacturing
Credit Hours: 3.00. Sustainable wood processing methods for hardwood and softwood sawmilling; veneering; plywood; pallets; lumber drying; reconstituted products including particleboard, medium density fiberboard, and oriented strand board; wood preservation including lumber, crossties, poles, and piling; secondary products including furniture, cabinets, millwork; and others; wood residues, woody biomass and others as appropriate will be covered. In addition to processing methods, the grading of material, including logs, hardwood and softwood lumber and consideration of applicable standards, and sustainability initiatives will be covered. 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:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Provide insight into the many products and processes which are used to sustainably convert round timber into consumer and industrial products, emphasis on the hardwood industry. 2. Provide adequate background in order to be employable by the wood manufacturing industry.


FNR 30200 - Global Sustainability Issues
Credit Hours: 2.00. This course explores global sustainability issues in natural resources with emphasis on forestry, wood products manufacturing, conservation, water management, energy and their impact on the targeted geographic location (such as Central America, Eastern Europe) and the rest of the world. The purpose of this course is to present students, regardless of their disciplinary background, with an overview of the interdisciplinary aspects of sustainable natural resource management. This colloquium course will examine global sustainable natural resources and related issues (including population, poverty, pollution, climate change, deforestation, invasive species, urbanization, habitat loss, cultural traditions, water management, energy, education, technology, and international collaboration). Typically offered Spring.
2.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Appraise the impact of natural resources in developing and developed economies. 2. Understand the most important factors that threaten natural resources in developing and developed economies. 3. Understand how developments in natural resources in foreign countries relate to similar developments in Indiana and the United States. 4. Comprehend the complexity of global natural resource issues and the role of sustainable natural resource management in sustainable development.


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 31110 - Identification And Basic Properties Of Wood
Credit Hours: 3.00. The identification of macro characteristics of North American wood species and discussion of their availability, distribution, and unique characteristics. Basic physical, mechanical and working properties of wood, including orthotropic nature of wood, grain, texture, moisture content, shrinking, specific gravity, machining, thermal properties, electrical properties, strength prosperities, natural characteristics affecting mechanical properties, also the effect of manufacturing and service environment on mechanical properties through laboratory exercises and field trips. Students will study the cellular structure and arrangement of woody biomaterials, their manufacturing characteristics and uses. 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 Outcomes: 1. Learn the identifying macro characteristics of commercially important woody biomaterials (color, odor, cellular arrangement, grain patterns, character marks, etc.) through laboratory exercises and field trips. 2. Learn the cellular structure and arrangement of woody biomaterials. 3. Know the manufacturing characteristics and uses of woody biomaterials. 4. Identify upon sight the major commercial hardwood and softwood species produced in North America.


FNR 31300 - Aquaponics
Credit Hours: 1.00. (SFS 31100) (HORT 31110) There has been a significant renewed interest in the investigation of integrated fish-food plant systems. Such systems have a long and rich history, particularly in Asia; and our impending food crisis has kindled an interest in developing aquaponics systems in western countries. Many growers are turning to controlled environment and hydroponic production methods to produce high-value crops in tight quarters. The waste disposal problem of the fish can become the nutrient supply to the plants. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Understand the nature of interactions among organisms, in particular those involving plants: mutualism, commensalism, parasitism, herbivory. 2. Understand the relationships among host, environment and pathogen for development of plant disease. 3. Know principal pathogens of Midwestern crops. 4. Understand the pathways of nutrient cycling in the soil and the biosphere; e.g. N, P, C cycles. 5. Have a broad understanding of the principles of sustainability, including agricultural sustainability. 6. Understand the importance of energy in society and in agricultural production systems. 7. Understand the importance of natural resources in society and in agricultural production, and the principles of their conservation. 8. Have a broad awareness of the role of agriculture in global society. 9. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to food production. 10. Understand the principles of food marketing and sales. 11. Understand the principles of postharvest food storage and pest management. 12. Be able to communicate effectively verbally, including being able to prepare and deliver effective scientific papers and presentations. 13. Be able to conduct a competent literature search, including a search for primary literature, and also including the ability to find and assimilate information that will broaden understanding of subject areas by accessing material that is not specifically taught in class. 14. Be able to handle multiple tasks and deadline pressures. 15. Be able to work effectively with individuals from diverse cultures. 16. Have strong professional ethics and integrity. 17. Understand the importance of developing leadership skills. 18. Be able to work effectively in teams. 19. Have a working knowledge of SI (metric) units.


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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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.
0.000 OR 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 Outcomes: 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 37010 - Natural Resources Practicum
Credit Hours: 1.00. Specific field instruction in forestry, fisheries and aquatic sciences and wildlife. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, 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 Outcomes: 1. Identify common local trees and shrubs. 2. Use aerial photos, topographic maps, magnetic compass and pacing to navigate on the landscape. 3. Use aerial photos and topgraphic maps to determine distance, area, landforms and cover types on the landscape. 4. Identify habitat types with aerial photos and define habitat boundaries on ground with hand-held GPS. 5. Delineate watershed boundaries with stereo aerial photos. 6. Locating land marks with Lat-Lon and UTM coordinates under different datum systems.


FNR 37050 - Forest Habitats And Communities Practicum
Credit Hours: 1.00. Specific field instruction in forestry and wildlife. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
1.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, 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 Outcomes: 1. Use field classification keys to perform habitat typing of forest communities. 2. Collect and analyze field vegetation data to describe forest composition and structure. 3. Identify soil, site, and disturbance characteristics that determine the distribution and abundance of plant and animal species. 4. Describe the responsibilities, duties, and challenges of working as a professional forester or wildlife biologist. 5. Evaluate wildlife abundance using a variety of field methods and understand the differences between population estimates and indices.


FNR 37100 - Fisheries And Aquatic Sciences Practicum
Credit Hours: 5.00. Specific field instruction in fisheries and aquatic sciences. Students pay university tuition plus a fee for living facilities and subsistence. Typically offered Summer.
5.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, 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 Outcomes: 1. Develop knowledge in the principles and techniques associated with sampling and assessing fish populations, aquatic habitats, and lower trophic levels (e.g.. zooplankton. benthic invertebrates, etc.) in stream/river (i.e.. lotic) and pond/lake (i.e.. lentic) ecosystems. 2. Develop practical, hands-on experience in aquatic resource assessment, data analysis, reporting, and decision-making as it pertains to sampling and management of aquatic ecosystems. 3. Sharpen critical thinking, written and oral communication, and professional skills relative to fisheries and aquatic sciences as they apply to both basic and applied science.


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 37500 - Human Dimensions of Natural Resource Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to the human dimensions of forestry, 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 37800 - Marine Biology Practicum
Credit Hours: 3.00. Marine Biology Practicum presents students with expanded opportunities to use field techniques to sample and report on marine habitats and organisms. The course emphasizes the proper care and use of field sampling gear and identification of fish and invertebrates samples from exposed shore, lagoon, and estuary habitats. A trip to the coast of either the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico is a central component of this course; a course fee is required to cover the expenses of the trip. Typically offered Fall.
3.000 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

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate enhanced knowledge of the basic principles and techniques associated with sampling organisms in coastal environments. 2. Demonstrate practical knowledge and skills in sampling, handling, identifying, and reporting on marine biological communities characteristic of several costal habitat types. 3. Demonstrate improved critical thinking, written and oral communication, and professional skills related to marine biology.


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:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


FNR 38400 - Statistics For Natural Resources
Credit Hours: 3.00. Methods of statistical analysis and modeling for data and problems encountered in natural resources conservation, science and management. Emphasis is on application of methods and interpretation of results in the context of natural resource problems. Topics include introductory sampling design, exploratory analyses, general linear models, generalized linear models, introduction to resamping methods, likelihood-based model selection, and model goodness-of-fit. 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 Outcomes: 1. Describe the importance of proper design and analysis when seeking answers/solutions to a broad array of natural resources issues. 2. Independently assess the relative merits of multiple analysis approaches when presented with data collected to improve our understanding of a particular process or pattern in natural resources. 3. Fit and evaluate regression models for quantitative and categorical response variables with an appropriate underlying probabilistic structure.


FNR 38500 - Fish Biology And Ecology
Credit Hours: 4.00. Advanced study of the biology and ecology of fishes. In particular, the course covers aspects of the morphology, physiology, development, behavior, evolution, and diversity of fishes throughout the world. The relationship of fishes to the physical, chemical, and biological features of the environment in both natural and perturbed aquatic ecosystems will be explored. An emphasis will be placed on diversity in morphology, behavior, feeding, and reproductive strategies as they relate to individual, population, community structure, and anthropogenic effects. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 4.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Know key primitive fish groups and understand how modern fishes evolved through time. 2. Develop skills in fish taxonomy and scientific nomenclature, including identification of a wide range of fish specimens. 3. Understand fish diversity in terms of morphology, behavior, feeding, reproduction and habitats. 4. Build fish laboratory skills, including fish dissection, data collection and data analysis. 5. Understand the broad ecological roles of fishes in freshwater and marine systems. 6. Understand the principles of fish population dynamics and how populations respond to various biotic and abiotic factors. 7. Develop an understanding of the scientific method and demonstrate the ability to solve. problems, think critically and write scientific reports.


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:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


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:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


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 40100 - Limnology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Limnology is the study of the chemical, physical, geological, biological, and ecological processes that influence the structure and function of freshwater ecosystems. The course will focus on developing the understanding of key terms and mechanisms related to the basic understanding of limnological processes. Moreover, various applications and management considerations related to freshwater ecosystems will be presented. 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 Outcomes: 1. Practice and develop critical thinking skills through in-class discussions and presentations. 2. Learn how to read and interpret the scientific literature. 3. Broaden their understanding of freshwater ecosystems, through lectures.


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 40910 - Forest Resources Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. Forest Resources Management focuses on the long-term sustainable management of forests for the production of wood fiber, ecological services, and other market and non-market goods and services. 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 Outcomes: 1. Describe the different approaches to forest management including: planning concepts; ecological, social and economic objectives; forest sustainability and regulation; certification programs; adaptive management; and forest decision analysis and tools (discounted cash flow, financial maturity, growth and yield estimates and projections, mathematical programming). 2. Confidently develop a management plan for a property including: defining and creating useful stand delineations; assessing the condition of the land and timber; establishing objectives including the goal of long-term sustainability; defining the future forest conditions needed to achieve these objectives; creating alternative prescriptions to achieve the future conditions; and recommending a plan of action, while maintaining a record of alternatives considered, but not recommended.


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 41910 - Furniture Product Development And Strength Design
Credit Hours: 3.00. Qualitative and quantitative principles of furniture construction, product development methodology and strength design principles, furniture performance testing, product sustainability and end of life options (LCA, computer-based applications and solutions). Course features laboratory evaluating, furniture joints and furniture structures. 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 Outcomes: 1. Identify and specify appropriate funiture constructions. 2. Determine whether furniture has adequate strength, stiffness, and durability. 3. Determine whether furniture will meet existing performance standards. 4. Determine product sustainability.


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 43200 - Human-Wildlife Conflicts
Credit Hours: 3.00. Exploration of conflicts between human interests and wildlife and the regulations policies and legislation used to minimize conflicts. Negative interactions may be real or perceived, economic or aesthetic, social or political, and may pose risks to human health and safety. Emphasis on the causes of conflict and resolutions that seek to balance protection or conservation of wildlife with protection of other public resources and individual property owners. Prior knowledge of college level general biology and ecology is expected. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify common causes of human-wildlife conflicts. 2. Evaluate the impacts of the conflict damage/threat. 3. Prescribe options for resolving the conflict. 4. Measure effectiveness of applied mitigation strategies.


FNR 43300 - Grand Challenges In Forest Management
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will guide students through readings, discussions, and presentations of the grand challenges that face the field of forest management. These topics will vary with each iteration of the class, but may include topics such as climate change, invasive species, pressure on forest lands from a growing population, altered disturbance regimes, development of new silvicultural techniques, economic pressure at multiple scales, and shifting public perceptions on the management of forests. Students will examine and discuss these challenges from the vantage points of multiple stakeholders to gain insight into their complexity and importance. Students will read and discuss on average 2-4 research or review articles, book chapters, or other sources per week. Typically offered Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Identify and discuss major challenges facing the field of forest management. 2. Describe how these challenges interact and develop an understanding of how these interactions may result in amplified effects on forests. 3. Understand how these challenges may be viewed from a variety of perspectives by different stakeholders. 4. Identify how forest management may be used to mitigate some of the effects of these challenges. 5. Organize and present an oral and written case study of a forest management scenario that is linked to multiple challenges discussed in class.


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 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

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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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 45600 - Fish And Marine Population Dynamics
Credit Hours: 4.00. Theory of population dynamics of animal populations in freshwater and marine environments. Application of quantitative methodologies for the assessment and manipulation of aquatic habitats, marine and freshwater invertebrates, sport and commercial fish populations, and aquatic communities. Human resource users and non-users are considered. Typically offered Fall Spring.
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 Outcomes: 1. Quantitatively assess the status of a fish population and develop considerations for management. 2. Practice and develop critical thinking skills through in-class discussions and a group research project. 3. Learn to interpret the scientific literature through reading of the primary literature. 4. Broaden understanding of fisheries and natural resource management.


FNR 45700 - Practical Fisheries Management
Credit Hours: 2.00. Theory and practice of fisheries management, with emphasis on strategies utilized for the management of freshwater and marine fisheries. Course content will include hands-on assessment of fish populations, as well as development of management plans and the setting of appropriate goals and objectives for effective, science-based management. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 2.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Develop understanding of the practical management of fisheries. 2. Compare and contrast a variety of fisheries management techniques with an emphasis on local fisheries. 3. Demonstrate quantitative skills in population modeling and the writing of fisheries management plans.


FNR 45800 - Advanced Marine Biology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Focus is placed on the structure and function of major marine ecosystems, including estuarine, mangrove, coastal, coral reef, open ocean, and deep ocean environments. Course content will include rigorous treatment of the biogeochemical processes that support these ecosystems, as well as the biology and ecology of characteristic flora and fauna. 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:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Demonstrate in-depth understanding of the structure and function of key marine ecosystems of the world. 2. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the major groups of organisms characteristic of key marine ecosystems of the world. 3. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the biogeochemical processes that sustain key marine ecosystems and their constituent taxa. 4. Understand major threats to sustainability of key marine ecosystems of the world. 5. Demonstrate improved critical thinking and scientific writing skills.


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 46500 - History And Role Of Hunting In North American Wildlife Conservation
Credit Hours: 1.00. Introduction to the social, economic and wildlife management importance of hunting and how it relates to North American wildlife conservation. History of hunting and the North American Model of wildlife conservation, contrasted with those of European nations. Students will be required to participate in or observe hunting-related activities outside of class. This exercise is conducted off-campus on local Purdue-maintained properties. Typically offered Fall.
1.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Understand the history and role of hunting in North America. 2. Understand the economic impacts of hunting to wildlife conservation. 3. Examine how hunting influences wildlife management. 4. Examine the relationship of hunter demographics, ethics, public perception, and animal rights issues to hunting. 5. Apply the tenets of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation to management and conservation challenges. 6. Experience hunting through first-hand activities. 7. Articulate the impacts of hunting to peers and constituents.


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

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 Outcomes: 1. Understand the role of planning in natural resource management. 2. Communicate the importance of landscape level planning. 3. Understand the key elements in a natural resource management plan. 4. Understand the role of stakeholder engagement in a planning process. 5. Be conversant in planning terminology such as zoning and conservation easements. 6. Understand the role of Farm Bill Programs in planning. 7. Convey key information about emerging planning strategies.


FNR 48410 - Sustainable Wood Products, Furniture Design And Manufacturing
Credit Hours: 3.00. This project-based course explains principles of product development, furniture construction, strength design, performance testing, and product sustainability (life cycle analysis and end-of-life options). The course familiarizes students with methods such as Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), Computer Numerical Control (CNC) router operation, rapid prototyping, and basics of secondary wood products manufacturing, to build an actual product. 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 Outcomes: 1. Understand Computer Aided Design (CAD). 2. Understand Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM). 3. Understand CNC router operation. 4. Understand rapid prototyping. 5. Understand the basics of secondary wood products manufacturing. 6. Understand the principles of sustainable product development.


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 49000 - Sustainable Product/Process Design Guided Research
Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Students will be involved in efforts to solve many complex natural resource utilization issues on the local and global scale. Projects engaging with important industrial forest products stakeholders will be encouraged to allow students to demonstrate proficiency in a sustainable product development or application of sustainable manufacturing practices and communication of their ideas. Permission of Instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Responsible for a work assignment and the submission of a paper suitable for publication in a scientific journal (15 page double spaced plus references and sections that correspond to a traditional research paper including introduction, methods, results and discussion). 2. Encouraged to produce a poster for the FNR Research Symposium.


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, Experiential, 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

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 50600 - Theory And Application Of Natural Resource Extension Programming
Credit Hours: 1.00. This course will provide an opportunity for students to develop and implement extension activities based on their research interests. The course will focus on important natural resources issues, identify common target audiences, provide examples of extension programming, discuss outputs developed from various extension programs, and outline metrics used to evaluate program impact. Typically offered Spring.
1.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Be familiar with the breadth of natural resource extension programs. 2. Create a logic model based on student research and extension interests. 3. Develop a plan that outlines student extension goals. 4. Communicate technical information to non-scientific audiences.


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
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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 52800 - Wildlife And Environmental Forensics
Credit Hours: 2.00. Theoretical and applied approaches to the science of wildlife and environmental forensics. General introduction on environmental forensics followed by discussion of different types of investigations. Includes application of tools and procedures used to solve crimes, including morphological, chemical and biological analysis of evidence. All material will be discussed in relation to criminal investigation. (Offered in even-numbered years). Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 2.000 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 Outcomes: 1. Explain the history and scope of environmental forensics. 2. Explain the critical steps needed during a crime scene investigation. 3. Apply field and laboratory techniques used for crime scene investigations.


FNR 52900 - Disease Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Study of the ecological and evolutionary complexity inherent to host-pathogen interactions. Includes case studies from a diverse array of systems, including plants, animals, aquatic and terrestrial systems. Emphasis is on the interactions between multiple hosts and pathogens within complex, dynamic environments. Introduction to parasite and pathogen diversity, host-pathogen coevolution, community ecology and the importance of pathogens in conservation and management. 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 Outcomes: 1. Evaluate the roles played by the diversity of parasites and pathogens found in complex natural systems. 2. Apply the foundational principles of disease ecology - the importance of hosts, pathogens, and the environment - to understanding disease dynamics in natural systems. 3. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different modeling approaches in disease ecology. 4. Understand how disease models are used in management and conservation. 5. Apply both ecological and evolutionary theory to examine the impact of infectious disease on host populations, communities, and ecosystems. 6. Demonstrate an understanding of patterns in pathogen diversity and abundance across landscape to regional scales. 7. Articulate understanding of disease ecology through written and oral communication. 8. Demonstrate an understanding of the scientific literature and an ability to critically evaluate this research for an interdisciplinary topic.


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 Outcomes: 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 Outcomes: 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:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


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:     
      Northwest- Westville
      Northwest- Hammond


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 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

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 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 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 Outcomes: 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 - Remote Sensing Analysis And Applications
Credit Hours: 3.00. Advanced course in the use of remote sensing techniques emphasizing the physical principles behind the 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 Spring.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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


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 Outcomes: 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 even-numbered years.). 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

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Read the scientific literature on birds with a greater awareness of the current status of what is known about birds. 2. Describe how avian research is done and appreciate common pitfalls in designing research on birds. 3. Understand the conservation and management implications of current avian knowledge.


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 Outcomes: 1. Introduce students to the complexity of involving the public in decisions about natural resource management. 2. Understand the factors that make collaborative natural resource management successful. 3. Learn techniques for resolving conflicts. 4. Learn a variety of participatory techniques. 5. 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 Outcomes: 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 58600 - Urban Ecology
Credit Hours: 3.00. Urbanization is on the rise, transforming natural ecosystems into coupled human-natural ecosystems that encompass complex, novel functional and structural characteristics shaped by people and the inherent environment. Through local field trips and readings of the primary scientific literature, we examine the unique characteristics of coupled human-natural ecosystems. The course is designed to be broadly accessible to students from a variety of backgrounds, interests, and majors who are interested in environmental science and engineering and emphasizes the importance of incorporating an ecological perspective in environmental engineering and natural resource management. This course covers fundamental principles of ecology as applied in urban and other coupled human-natural systems with emphasis on the impact of modern industrial society on ecosystem structure and function. Organizing themes addressed in this class include macroscale processes, systems thinking, and topics related to urban systems. Typically offered Fall.
0.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours

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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Describe and diagram flows of matter and energy in coupled human and natural systems. 2. Discuss how drivers in each cycle change across an urban-rural gradient. 3. Describe the changes to natural ecosystems imposed by urbanization and other forms of global change (climate change, altered biogeochemical cycling, invasive species, mass extinction, etc.). 4. Compare and contrast urban and rural ecosystem structure and function, including diversity and distribution of organisms, landcover types, and ecosystem services. 5. Discuss provisioning of ecosystem services in urban and rural ecosystems; compare and contrast green vs grey infrastructure; identify areas of traditionally grey infrastructure that have the potential to integrate green infrastructure. 6. Describe the key components of the following ecological concepts and apply them to an analysis of urban vs rural ecosystems: a. resistance and resilience b. dynamic equilibrium c. alternate stable states d. disturbance and succession


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 Fall Spring 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 Outcomes: 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. Topics include traditional multivariate methods (cluster analysis, principal components, factor analysis, discriminant analysis, multidimensional scaling, correspondence analysis), generalized linear models (logistic, Poisson, and ordinal regression and derivatives), randomization methods, information-theoretic model selection and inference, and hierarchical models. An introduction to Bayesian analysis is provided for generalized linear (and mixed) models, with applications to (meta) population and (meta) community ecology. Prerequisite: BIOL 58210 or ENTM 64200 or STAT 51200, or consent of instructor. Knowledge of linear algebra and experience with R is desirable but not essential. 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


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

Learning Outcomes: 1. Determine the appropriate statistical tool to use when confronted with most questions and data types. 2. Be familiar with the assumptions underlying these methods. 3. Have some familiarity with software required to apply the methods. 4. Offer a basic interpretation of results provided.

FNR 65000 - Individual-Based Ecology And Modelling
Credit Hours: 3.00. This course will provide graduate students with the opportunity to learn about the techniques and approaches used for individual-based modeling in ecological studies. Students will find relevant supplementary literature and lead class discussions on those topics as well as chapters from the course text book and present case study examples of existing individual-based models (IBM) to the class. Students will develop individual-based models based on their own research project(s). 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 Outcomes: 1. Explore the role that individual-based models (IBMs) can play in ecological research. 2. Develop a working knowledge of the nature of IBMs, their strengths, and weaknesses. 3. Become familiar with IBM programming concepts and NetLogo software. 4. Become able to incorporate individual-based modeling in the student's own research.

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