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FOR200H1 Conservation of Canada's Forests

Forest conservation issues in Canada; development of forest management philosophy in Canadian and temperate forest regions; and concepts of sustainability. Techniques for more sustainable forest management: structural retention; forest certification; old growth; value-added and non-traditional forest products.

FOR201H1 Conservation of Tropical and Subtropical Forests

The world's major tropical and subtropical forest biomes; prospects for conservation and sustainable management; consequences of different forest development strategies; tropical deforestation and selective logging; agroforestry; biodiversity and non-timber forest products; the fuelwood crisis; large carnivore conservation; ecological, economic and social perspectives.

FOR301H1 Field Methods in Forest Conservation

A practical introduction to the field methods used by forest conservationists in Ontario. This field course will last 10-days from August 30 September 8 approximately. Field exercises will provide students with practical training in tree identification, forest ecosystem classification, forest inventory, stand management prescriptions, tree marking, and silvicultural systems. Each student is...

FOR306H1 Tropical Forest Ecology and Conservation Field Course

This course will provide practical experience in tropical forest conservation, introducing tools for rapid assessment of biodiversity, analysis of human use and natural disturbance impacts on forest structure and diversity, and the development of effective forest conservation strategies. The 10-day course will be field-based in the country of Dominica, West Indies. Additional fees for field...

FOR201H1, FOR301H1 or FOR305H1

FOR310H1 Bioenergy from Sustainable Forest Management

Socio-economic, technical, political and environmental issues associated with the utilization of forest biomass (e.g., harvesting residues, thinnings, salvage, short rotation woody crops) for a source of renewable energy.


FOR401H1 Research Paper/Thesis in Forest Conservation

Individual in-depth student research projects on significant forest conservation and forest biomaterial issues, based on field and/or laboratory research, or literature survey. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Completion of at least 15 FCEs, including 2 courses from FOR300H1/​FOR301H1/​FOR302H1/​FOR303H1/​FOR305H1/​FOR306H1/​FOR307H1/​FOR310H1

FOR403H1 Directed Readings

Provides opportunities for students to carry out individual in-depth study of current forest conservation and forest biomaterials issues, under the direction of a faculty member. Not eligible for CR/NCR option.

Completion of at least 15 FCEs, including 2 courses from FOR300H1/​FOR301H1/​FOR302H1/​FOR303H1/​FOR305H1/​FOR306H1/​FOR307H1/​FOR310H1

FOR410H1 Bioenergy and Biorefinery Technology

Technological advances and approaches in deriving biofuels and chemical feedstocks from forest and other biomass. Fundamental chemical attributes of biomass, as they affect the fuel value and potential for deriving liquid, solid and gaseous fuels and valuable chemicals for other applications will be discussed.


FOR418H1 Urban Forest Conservation Field Camp

A ten day field course examining urban forestry issues in the GTA, southern and eastern Ontario and Quebec. Topics include: urban forest inventories, nursery production, arboricultural techniques, urban woodland management, urban forest health, urban forest administration, urban dendrology, and urban forestry research. Additional fees for field course (e.g. accommmodation, food, other within...

FOR200H1, FOR201H1, or permission of the instructor.

FOR419H1 Forest Fire Behaviour and Management

Understanding forest fire activity is important for predicting fire's impact on forests and the wildland-urban interface, as well as understanding the impacts of climate change. Basic principles of forest fuel moisture exchange, fire occurrence and fire behaviour are explored. Emphasis is placed on application of these models to real fire management problems.

One course in quantitative methods, linear algebra or calculus