William Livingston – Courses

SFR 101 – Introduction to Forest Resources, Syllabus

A week-long field course designed to introduce students to the forest and its components, its ecology, and its use by society.
General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences Requirement when taken with SFR 111 and SFR 112.
Course Typically Offered: Fall
Credits: 1

SFR 107 – Forest Vegetation, Syllabus

An introduction to the identification, distribution, taxonomy, silvics and utilization of North American tree species.  Emphasis on the dominant forest cover types typical of each region of the U.S. together with their associated shrub and herbaceous communities.  Site affiliations and the relationships to selected vertebrate wildlife species are included. Course may include field work during and outside of the course’s scheduled times.
Prerequisites: Majors in Forest Operations, Bioproducts, & Bioenergy; Forestry; Parks, Recreation and Tourism; and Ecology & Environmental Science with a concentration in Forest Ecosystem Science
Course Typically Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

SFR 457 – Tree Pests and Disease, Syllabus

Applies concepts of tree disease and its development to their roles in forest dynamics and management.  Relevant characteristics of tree pests are covered.  Concepts are applied to common disease complexes found in Maine and other regions of North America. (Because of overlap SFR 457 and SFR 557 cannot both be taken for degree credit)
Prerequisites: BIO 100 or SFR 100
Course Typically Offered: Fall
Credits: 3

SFR 458 – Tree Pests and Disease Lab, Syllabus

Identification of tree health problems and their management options. Course may include field work during and outside of the course’s scheduled times.
Prerequisites: BIO 100 or SFR 100 or permission
Course Typically Offered: Fall
Credits: 1

SFR 557 – Tree Pests and Disease (Graduate standing), Syllabus

Advanced concepts about tree disease and its development, the role of tree disease in forest dynamics, and relevant characteristic of tree pests.  Applies concepts to common disease complexes found in Maine and other regions of North America.  Note:  Because of overlap, SFR 557 cannot be taken if SFR 456 or SFR457 have been taken for degree credit.
Prerequisites & Notes: Graduate Standing.
Credits: 3

 

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SFR 111 – Forests Through Time, Syllabus

Basic concepts of science will be used to explain how forests have responded to natural and human influences over time.  This foundation will be used to explore how a range of uses will affect the future sustainability of forest systems and their ability to meet society’s needs.
General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Application of Scientific Knowledge and Population & the Environment Requirements when taken with SFR 112. Satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences and Population and the Environment Requirements when taken with SFR 101 and SFR 112.
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Credits: 1

SFR 112 – Forests Through Time, Discussion, Syllabus

Weekly discussions based on information presented in SFR 111.
General Education Requirements: Satisfies the General Education Application of Scientific Knowledge and Population and the Environment Requirements when taken with SFR 111. Satisfies the General Education Lab in the Basic or Applied Sciences and Population and the Environment Requirements when taken with SFR 101 and SFR 111.
Prerequisites: SFR 111 or concurrently
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring
Credits: 2