WILD 1800 (cross-listed as GEOG 1800)

Introduction to Geographic Information Sciences - 3 credits
Introduces students to background and theory behind geographic information systems and spatial analysis.  Students learn to integrate and analyze spatial information from different geographic sources.  Includes a weekly laboratory section.
Semester(s) Taught:  F,Sp
Syllabus:


WILD 2000 (cross-listed as ENVS 2000 and WATS 2000)

Natural Resources Professional Orientation - 1 credit
Through a combination of in- and out-of-classroom activities, students develop an understanding of curriculum requirements and career opportunities associated with the Natural Resources majors. Students will also be introduced to natural resource management issues and research involving multiple disciplines. 
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp 
Syllabus:  Spring 2014; (Busby)


WILD 2200 BLS

Ecology of Our Changing World - 3 credits
Foundations of ecological and evolutionary relationships of organisms with other organisms and with the physical environment, emphasizing populations, communities, and ecosystems. Integration of basic science with applications of science to understanding human interactions with the environment.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp
Syllabus:  Fall 2013; Fall 2012; Fall 2014 (Busby)
Spring 2011 (Schupp): campus online; Fall 2011 (Stoner); Fall 2011 (King -- USU College of Eastern Utah); Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Schupp)


WILD 2250

Introductory Internship/Co-op - 1-3® credits
Introductory-level educational experience in internship/cooperative education position approved by department. Prerequisite: Departmental signature.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 2400

Wildland Resource Techniques - 3 credits
Introduction to research and management techniques for wildlife, range, and forest resources.   Emphasizes field and laboratory skills for studying and managing wild plants and animals.
Prerequisites:  BIOL 1610 and BIOL 1620.  Enrollment limited to QCNR majors.  College authorization required for all non majors.
Semester(s) Taught:  F


WILD 3300

Management Aspects of Wildlife Behavior (CI) - 3 credits
Principles, concepts, and mechanisms of animal behavior, emphasizing behavioral ecology, development, and comparative aspects of special relevance to management of fish and wildlife. Prerequisites: BIOL 1610, 1620, and BIOL/NR 2220.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus:  Spring 2012 (Conover)


WILD 3800

Wildland Ecosystems - 4 credits
Structure, function, and dynamics of terrestrial ecosystems in response to natural and anthropogenic impacts, with emphasis on the vegetation of the Intermountain West and Great Plains.  Prerequisites:  BIOL 1620 and NR 2220 or BIOL 2220. 
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011Spring 2012; Spring 2014; Fall 2014 (Adler)


WILD 3810

Plant and Animal Populations - 3 credits
Basics of plant and animal population ecology, including population regulation, life histories, single and multi-species interactions, and metapopulations. Case studies will cover topics of both management and conservation concern. Prerequisites: NR 2220 or BIOL 2220 and one of the following: MATH 1100 or STAT 2000 or STAT 3000. 
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2010Spring 2012 (Koons); Spring 2014 (Conner)


WILD 3820

Forest Plants: Identification, Biology, and Function - 3 credits
This course explores the identification, biology, and function of forest plants of western North America with an emphasis on the woody plants of Utah's forest ecosystems.  Introduction to woody plant anatomy, forest communities, and indicator species.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus: Fall 2014 (Lutz)


WILD 3830

Range Plant Taxonomy and Function - 3 credits
This is a field and laboratory-based course.  Students will learn how to identify dominant grass, forb, and woody plants of the Intermountain West using taxonomic keys.  Enrollment limited to WILD Department majors or permission of department.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus:  Fall 2014 (Kulmatiski)


WILD 3850

Vegetation and Habitat Management - 3 credits
Applying ecological principles and concepts to manipulate the composition, structure, and productivity of wildland vegetation for a range of objectives, including the creation and maintenance of wildlife habitat, using biological, chemical, and mechanical methods, as well as fire.
Prerequisite:  WILD 3800
Semester(s) Taught:  Sp


WILD 4000

Principles of Rangeland Management - 3 credits
Modern principles of rangeland management, including history of the profession, ecology, plant physiology, impacts of grazing on individual plants and plant communities, grazing management, range animal nutrition, rangeland watersheds, and the economics and planning of rangeland practices. Also introduces range-wildlife relations and vegetation manipulation.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Call); Spring 2012 (Busby); Spring 2014 (Thacker)


WILD 4250

Advanced Internship/Co-op - 1-9 credits
Advanced-level educational experience in internship/cooperative education position approved by department. Prerequisite: Departmental signature.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 4500

Principles of Wildlife Management - 3 credits
Provides students with a working knowledge of the application of basic concepts in ecology and animal behavior to the management of wildlife resources to achieve diverse objectives of conservation, control, or cropping. Prerequisites: WILD 3810.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2015 (du Toit)


WILD 4520

Wildland Fire Behavior - 3 credits
Comprehensive examination of fuels, weather, and topography and how they interact to determine wildland fire behavior, including rate of spread, energy release, and intensity. Repeatable for credit.  This course is being offered in WebCT format. For information, contact the department.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su
Syllabus: Fall 2011 (Jenkins)


WILD 4550

Wildlife Law Enforcement - 3 credits
Explores essential topics relating to enforcement of wildlife and other natural resource laws, including applicable state and federal laws, policy formulation, rights of the individual, search and seizure, field forensic procedures, and the judicial process.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus:  Spring 2014 (Howe)


WILD 4570

Forest Ecology of the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains - 3 credits
This field experience uses an ongoing research project at the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot as a vehicle for learning field methods, natural history, and ecological theory.  Students learn the ecology and management issues relating to the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada and bristlecone pine ecosystems of the White Mountains. 
Semester(s) Taught: Su
Syllabus:  Summer 2014 (Lutz)
Web site:  http://website-wild4560.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/


WILD 4600

Conservation Biology - 3 credits
Patterns and processes creating biological diversity. Causes and consequences of diversity losses from genes to ecosystems, including habitat fragmentation and exotic invasion. Conservation laws and organizations. Approaches to conserving diversity loss, including reserve design, corridors, and species reintroductions. Prerequisite: NR/BIOL 2220.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011; Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Beard)


WILD 4700

Ecological Foundations of Restoration - 3 credits
An advanced plant ecology course emphasizing topics especially relevant to successful establishment of plants in disturbed environments and restoration of functioning dynamic ecosystems. It covers basic ecological processes from the population to the ecosystem level and applications to ecological restoration. Prerequisites: NR/BIOL 2220; BIOL 1610, BIOL 1620.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011; Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Schupp)


WILD 4750

Monitoring and Assessment in Natural Resource and Environmental Management - 4 credits
Lectures, laboratory exercises, and field-based projects introduce students to the concepts, strategies, and analytical methods of natural resource and environmental monitoring and assessment. Prerequisites: BIOL 1610, BIOL 1620; Biol 2220 or NR 2220; Math 1100; STAT 2000 or STAT 3000.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus:  Fall 2013, Fall 2012Fall 2011; Fall 2014 (Veblen)


WILD 4880

Genetics in Conservation and Management - 3 credits
Introduces principles of modern genetics, with applications, examples, and assignments related to ecology and management issues. Emphasizes genetic marker systems, gene flow, genetic drift, and adaptation. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110 or 1210; and BIOL 1610.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Fall 2011; Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Mock)


WILD 4910

Assessment and Synthesis in Natural Resource Science - 3 credits
Science-based assessments of natural resources conducted through implementation of analytical methods and synthesis. Case studies used to develop concepts, strategies, and problem-solving skills. Basic GIS and remote sensing skills developed. Prerequisites: WILD 3800, 3810, and 4750.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Ramsey)


WILD 4950

Special Topics - 1-3® credits
Individual study and research upon selected problems. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.
Flyer:  Spring 2012 -- Field Botany (Shultz)
Syllabus:  Spring 2011 -- Advanced Wildlife Techniques (Young)
Syllabus:  Spring 2012-- Avian Ecology & Management (Howe)
Syllabus:  Spring 2011 -- Wildlife Conclave Preparation (Howe)
Syllabus:  Fall 2011 -- Wildlife Conclave Preparation (Howe)
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 4960

Directed Readings - 1-3® credits
Individual reading research on forest, range, and wildlife science readings. Prerequisite: Departmental approval.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 4970

Undergraduate Research - 1-3® credits
Individual or team research. Prerequisite: Departmental permission.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 4980

Undergraduate Seminar - 1® credit
Review of current research by graduate students and faculty.  Exposes students to new developments in research and management in the fields of wildland resources.  Features participation by students, faculty, and guest lecturers. Graded Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp


WILD 5220 (cross-listed as WILD 7220)

Community-based Conservation Partnerships - 3 credits
Seeks to infuse ecology with applied conservation and management approaches. Conservation and management of natural resources requires an understanding of ecological relationships and strategies for working with diverse stakeholders. PhD-level students present their research.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Fall 2011 (Messmer)


WILD 5300 (cross-listed as WILD 7300)

Wildlife Damage Management Principles - 3 credits
Explains current legal, ethical, and biological principles for the control and/or management of problem vertebrate species.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2012 (Conover)


WILD 5350 (cross-listed as WILD 6350 and PSC 5350/PSC 6350)

Wildland Soils - 3 credits
Application of basic principles of soil science to wildland ecosystems. Effects of disturbance and land use on wildland soil properties. Role of soils in natural resource management. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110; PSC 3000, and one additional upper-division Soils course, or permission of instructor. Also taught as PSC 5350/6350.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011; Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Van Miegroet)


WILD 5450

Winter Ecology - 2 credits
Emphasizes the effects of winter abiotic conditions on organisms and subsequent organismal adaptation to these conditions. Through lectures and field laboratories, explores energy flux, snowpack physics, organismal adaptations, and the influence of winter on wildlife management.
Semester Taught: Sp
Syllabus:  Spring 2011 (Jenkins)


WILD 5460

Avalanche and Snow Dynamics - 2 credits
Fundamentals of snow and avalanche dynamics. Avalanche safety, forecasting, hazard evaluation, and control.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp—first half
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Jenkins)


WILD 5560 (cross-listed as 6560)

Applied Avian Ecology - 3 credits
Application of ecological principles to avian population community and habitat management. Includes applied aspects of physiology, and anatomy, taxonomy of North America bird groups, and review of state and federal management plans and practices.  Prerequisites: BIOL 1620 and NR 2220 or BIOL 2220.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus:


WILD 5700

Forest Assessment and Management - 3 credits
Detailed analysis of forest stand structure and growth. Development of silvicultural prescriptions to meet specific objectives. Analysis of costs and benefits of alternative forest management strategies. Emphasizes forest management to achieve a broad range of objectives.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (DeRose); Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Long)


WILD 5710

Forest Vegetation Disturbance Ecology and Management - 3 credits
Examines causes, effects, and management options for selected biotic and abiotic agents of disturbance in wildland ecosystems.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus:  Fall 2013Fall 2012Fall 2011 (Jenkins)


WILD 5750 (cross-listed as WILD 6750)

Applied Remote Sensing - 3 credits
Covers the application of remote sensing to landcover mapping and resource monitoring at a quantitative level. Students instructed on the effects of atmosphere and surface interaction on the reflectance collected by electro-optical sensors, as well as on the proper use and interpretation of various calibration and classification algorithms.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus:  Fall 2013; Fall 2010 (Ramsey)


WILD 5860 (cross-listed as ADVS 5860)

Poisonous Range Plants Affecting Livestock - 3 credits
Poisonous plants of rangelands and their effects on grazing animals, especially livestock. Management practices to reduce or prevent poisoning. Also taught as ADVS 5860.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2012 (instructor)


WILD 6200 (cross-listed as BIOL 6200 and PSC 6200)

Biogeochemistry of Terrestrial Ecosystems - 3 credits
Inputs, outputs, and cycling patterns of major nutrients. Emphasis on mechanisms for transformations, factors influencing process rates, and the impacts of management and global change on nutrient cycles and air and water quality. Prerequisites: BIOL 1620, PSC 3000, CHEM 2300 or 2310, or permission of instructor. Also taught as BIOL 6200 and PSC 6200.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus: Fall 2011 (John Stark)


WILD 6240

Graduate Internship/Co-op - 1-9 credits
Graduate-level educational experience in internship/cooperative education position approved by department.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 6350 (cross-listed as WILD 5350 and PSC 6350/5350)

Wildland Soils - 3 credits
Application of basic principles of soil science to wildland ecosystems. Effects of disturbance and land use on wildland soil properties. Role of soils in natural resource management. Prerequisites: CHEM 1110; PSC 3000, and one additional upper-division Soils course, or permission of instructor. Also taught as PSC 6350/5350.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011; Spring 2012; Spring 2014 (Van Miegroet)


WILD 6400

Ecology of Animal Populations - 3 credits
Growth, fluctuation, balance, and control of animal populations.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus: Fall 2011 (Koons); Fall 2014 (MacNulty)


WILD 6401

Population State Variables - 2 credits
You will learn how to estimate and monitor population abundance using capture-mark-recapture and distance sampling methods.  You will also learn how to use Occupancy models to examine metapopulation dynamics, habitat use, species occurrence, and species interactions when detection is not perfect.  Prerequisite: STAT 5100 or WILD 6500.
Semester(s) Taught:  F
Syllabus:  Fall 2012; Fall 2014 (Koons)


WILD 6402

Demographic Vital Rates - 1 credit
Reproduction, survival and dispersal are the underlying vital rates that cause change in population abundance.  The importance of variation in life history strategies will be discussed, and you will learn how to estimate vital rates using generalized linear models, capture-mark-recapture and multi-state models.  Prerequisite:  STAT 5100 or WILD 6401 or WILD 6500.
Semester(s) Taught:  F
Syllabus:  Fall 2012; Fall 2014 (Koons)


WILD 6403

Dynamics of Structured Populations - 2 credits
You will learn how to develop and analyze structured population models, including the implications of density-dependence and stochasticity on the dynamics of structured populations. You will also learn how to conduct perturbation analyses and use demographic models to study life history evolution.
Semester(s) Taught:  F
Syllabus:  Fall 2012; Fall 2014 (Koons)


WILD 6500

Biometry: Design and Analysis of Ecology Research - 4 credits
Examines research design from statistical perspective, showing how data analysis is largely determined by research design and its implementation. Reviews statistical tools for analysis of ecological data in the context of design. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus: Fall 2011; Fall 2014 (Edwards)


WILD 6510

Topics in Spatial Ecology - 1-3® credits
Seminars on analysis and interpretation of spatially explicit ecological data. Topics vary yearly, and range from spatial statistics to assessing uncertainty in environmental information systems to spatial analyses of plant and animal populations. Prerequisites: Graduate-level course in statistics and permission of instructor.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (instructor); Spring 2012 (Edwards)


WILD 6560 (cross-listed as WILD 5560)

Applied Avian Ecology - 3 credits
Application of ecological principles to avian population, community and habitat management. Includes applied aspects of physiology, anatomy, and taxonomy of North American bird groups, and review of state and federal management plans and practices.  Prerequisites: BIOL 1620 and NR 2220 or BIOL 2220.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus:


WILD 6570

Forest Ecology of the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains - 3 credits
This field experience uses an ongoing research project at the Yosemite Forest Dynamics Plot as a vehicle for learning field methods, natural history, and ecological theory.  Students learn the ecology and management issues relating to the mixed-conifer forests of the Sierra Nevada and bristlecone pine ecosystems of the White Mountains. 
Semester(s) Taught: Su
Syllabus:  Summer 2014 (Lutz)
Web site:  http://website-wild4560.s3-website-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/



WILD 6700 (cross-listed as WATS 6700)

Restoration Ecology - 4 credits
Provides an understanding of ecological restoration, how to determine restoration goals, how to establish targets, and how to determine what are good measures of success.  Teaches restoration implementation, best practices for restoration monitoring, and how to develop and sustain community support for restoration.  Also taught as WATS 6700.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus:  Spring 2014 (Veblen)


WILD 6710 (cross-listed as WILD 7710)

Landscape Ecology - 3 credits
Focuses on landscape-scale patterns and processes, and ways of understanding ecological complexity. Explores conceptual underpinnings of larger-scale ecology. Emphasizes understanding of current peer-reviewed literature.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Bissonette)


WILD 6720 (cross-listed as WILD 7720)

Advanced Conservation Biology - 3 credits
Examines cases and consequences of population and species declines, including activities such as habitat fragmentation and introduction of exotic species, as well as natural causes due to genetics and demography.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Beard)


WILD 6730

Forest Community Ecology - 4 credits
Community ecology of forest ecosystems. Quantitative methods of community description. Analytic treatment of scientific literature and an emphasis on critical scientific writing.  Role of limiting factors, competition, and disturbance in determining community composition, structure, and dynamics.
Semester(s) Taught:  Sp
Syllabus:  Fall 2015 (Lutz)


WILD 6740

Physical Processes in Remote Sensing - 3 credits
Assures that students are well-versed in the science and technology of remote sensing. Covers various algorithms and their ability to extract biophysical information from remotely sensed images. Helps students gain firm knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of these algorithms and their use in understanding landscape level biophysical interactions.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Ramsey)


WILD 6750 (cross-listed as WILD 5750)

Applied Remote Sensing - 3 credits
Covers the application of remote sensing to landcover mapping and resource monitoring at a quantitative level. Students instructed on the effects of atmosphere and surface interaction on the reflectance collected by electro-optical sensors, as well as on the proper use and interpretation of various calibration and classification algorithms.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus:  Fall 2013; Fall 2010 (Ramsey)


WILD 6770

Plant Community Ecology - 3 credits
Theory and concepts of plant community ecology. Plant community composition, distribution in space, and dynamics in time. Species environmental response models, competition theory, statistical predictive models, and concepts of multivariate analysis in plant ecology.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2012; Spring 2014; Fall 2014 (Adler)


WILD 6800 (cross listed as WILD 7800)

Wildland Resources Departmental Seminar - 1® credit
Review of current research by graduate students and faculty. Exposes students to new developments in research and management in the fields of wildland resources. Features participation by students, faculty, and guest lecturers. Graduate students are required to register for one semester of seminar credit but are encouraged to attend as many seminars as possible through their academic experience. Graded Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp


WILD 6870 (cross listed as BIOL 6870 and ENVS 6870 and PSC 6870 and WATS 6870)

Ecology Seminar - 1® credit
The Ecology Center schedules regular seminars throughout the school year with ecological scientists from other institutions participating. Ecology majors are required to attend a minimum of 10 such lectures. Graded Pass/Fail only. Students should register for fall semester, but attend through spring semester. Also taught as BIOL 6870, ENVS 6870, PSC 6870, and WATS 6870.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp


WILD 6900

Graduate Special Topics - 1-6® credits
Offers credit for special assignments, reading, and seminars beyond regularly scheduled courses.
Syllabus:  Spring 2011 (Young)
Syllabus:  Spring 2012 -- Avian Ecology and Management (Howe)
Syllabus:  Fall 2011 (Mock)
Syllabus:  Spring 2012 (Aubry)
Syllabus:  Spring 2012 (Beard) -- Invasion Ecology
Syllabus:  Fall 2012 (Adler) - Climate Change Effects on Vegetation
Syllabus:  Fall 2013; Fall 2012 (MacNulty) - Ecology of Animal Populations
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 6910

Directed Study - 1-6® credits
Offers credit for special assignments, reading, and seminars beyond regularly scheduled courses.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 6960 (cross listed as BIOL 6960 and ENVS 6960 and PSC 6960 and WATS 6960)

Graduate General Ecology - 4 credits
General concepts, history, and issues in all major areas of the science of ecology including: environmental biophysics; and physiological, behavioral, evolutionary, community, ecosystem, and applied ecology in both terrestrial and aquatic environments. Also taught as BIOL 6960, ENVS 6960, PSC 6960, and WATS 6960.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus: Fall 2010 (Hawkins)


WILD 6970

Thesis Research - 1-12® credits
Original research for MS degree.  Graded Pass/ Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 6990

Continuing Graduate Advisement - 1-9® credits
Graded Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 7000

Theory and Applications of Wildland Ecosystem Management - 3 credits
Application of range management principles, new theory, and public policy to on-the-ground decision-making in public and private lands. Field trips required.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus:  Spring 2015 (du Toit)


WILD 7030

Plant-Herbivore Interactions - 3 credits
Emphasizes principles of self-organization as applied to plant (tolerance and avoidance of herbivory) and herbivore (food and habitat selection) behavior. Stresses importance of history and ongoing interactions with the environment in understanding the dynamics of plant-herbivore interactions.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011; Spring 2012 (Villalba)


WILD 7200

Plant Physiological Ecology - 3 credits
Plant response to environmental factors; includes environmental biophysics, physical and physiological factors influencing productivity, water use, resistance to stress, reproduction, establishment of plants, and competition with neighboring plants.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus:


WILD 7220 (cross-listed as WILD 5220)

Community-based Conservation Partnerships - 3 credits
Seeks to infuse ecology with applied conservation and management approaches. Conservation and management of natural resources requires an understanding of ecological relationships and strategies for working with diverse stakeholders. PhD-level students present their research.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Fall 2011 (Messmer)


WILD 7300 (cross-listed as WILD 5300)

Wildlife Damage Management Principles - 3 credits
Explains current legal, ethical, and biological principles for the control and/or management of problem vertebrate species.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2012 (Conover)


WILD 7400

Plant Population Ecology - 3 credits
Dynamics of plant populations as influenced by interactions with their abiotic and, especially, biotic environments. Topics include dormancy and germination strategies, intra- and interspecific competition, facilitation, disturbance, herbivory, pathogenic and mutualistic fungi, pollination, seed dispersal, and vegetative reproduction.
Semester(s) Taught: F
Syllabus: Fall 2010; Fall 2012; Fall 2014 (Schupp)


WILD 7710 (cross-listed as WILD 6710)

Landscape Ecology - 3 credits
Focuses on landscape-scale patterns and processes, and ways of understanding ecological complexity. Explores conceptual underpinnings of larger-scale ecology. Emphasizes understanding of current peer-reviewed literature.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Bissonette)


WILD 7720 (cross-listed as WILD 6720)

Advanced Conservation Biology - 3 credits
Examines cases and consequences of population and species declines, including activities such as habitat fragmentation and introduction of exotic species, as well as natural causes due to genetics and demography.
Semester(s) Taught: Sp
Syllabus: Spring 2011 (Beard)


WILD 7800 (cross-listed as WILD 6800)

Wildland Resources Departmental Seminar - 1® credit
Review of current research by graduate students and faculty. Exposes students to new developments in research and management in the fields of wildland resources. Features participation by students, faculty, and guest lecturers. Graduate students should register for only one semester of seminar credit but are encouraged to attend as many seminars as possible throughout their academic experience. Graded Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp


WILD 7900

Graduate Special Topics - 1-6® credits
Offers credit for special assignments, reading, and seminars beyond regularly scheduled courses.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 7910

Directed Study - 1-6® credits
Offers credit for special assignments, reading, and seminars beyond regularly scheduled courses.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 7970

Dissertation Research - 1-12® credits
Original research and study for PhD degree. Graded Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su


WILD 7990

Continuing Graduate Advisement - 1-9® credits
Graded Pass/Fail only.
Semester(s) Taught: F,Sp,Su

_______________
®Repeatable for credit. Check with major department for limitations on number of credits that can be counted for graduation.