EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION Mount Vernon Campus Update
Regarding the status of operations for Sunday, September 25th:
SVC MV Campus is open Sunday, 9/25/16 for normal operations, classes, and events. Our thoughts remain with the families of the victims during this tragic time.
This course has been changed from the previous catalog, the changed field(s) are
highlighted in red:
Forest ecology includes the development of forestry, biogeochemistry, nutrient cycling, transfer and storage of energy, and the physical environment. Forest management as a renewable resource, including fire ecology, forest succession, and functioning of forest ecosystems.
Prerequisite: Admission to BASEC or Department Chair permission.
Additional Course Details
Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)
Distribution Requirement(s) Status:
Required for ATA degree
Equivalencies At Other Institutions
Other Institution Equivalencies Table
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
Understand how forestry practices and forest ecology must be matched.
Quantify and evaluate nutrient cycling and energy transfer in forest ecosystems.
Understand the importance of management of forest genetics as a forest management component.
Understand how solar radiation, temperature and wind must be part of sustainable forest management.
Measure and evaluate forest soil components; including water.
Understand the importance of fire ecology in forest ecology and its sustainable management.
Quantify fuel loads and susceptibility to fire risks.
Quantify and understand community ecology of forests and its importance for sustainable management of forests.
Quantify and understand forest succession.
Assess and valuate ecosystem services provided by forested ecosystems at local and regional scales.
General Education Learning Values & Outcomes
Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.
Development of forestry and forest ecology.
Ecology and the ecosystem concept of forests.
Biogeochemistry: Nutrient cycling, and transfer and storage of energy.
Genetic aspects of ecosystems.
The physical area: Solar radiation, temperature and wind.
Forest soils and water.
Sustainable management of forest ecosystems.
Valuation of ecosystem services provided by Forested ecosystems.