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Natural Resources Management 0190 Writing Across the Curriculum I View Details
Natural Resources Management 0190 is the first in a series of courses designed to develop students' professional writing skills, including grammar and style. Conventions such as format, abstracts, tables, figures, and literature citation will be introduced through the writing of supported opinion and a research paper. Writing labs, peer review, and individual instruction will be available. All NRM students are required to pass this non-credit course. The work of Natural Resources Management 0190 will take place in a designated first-year Natural Resources Management course as indicated in this course's outline.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: A non-credit required course.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Natural Resources Management 0290 Writing Across the Curriculum II View Details
Natural Resources Management 0290 is the second in a series of courses designed to develop students' professional writing skills, including grammar and style. Conventions such as scientific nomenclature and synthesis of data with information from the scientific literature will be introduced through the writing of scientific reports. Individual instruction is available. All NRM students are required to pass this non-credit course. The work of Natural Resources Management 0290 will take place in a designated second-year Natural Resources Management course as indicated in this course's outline.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: A non-credit required course.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Natural Resources Management 0390 Writing Across the Curriculum III View Details
Natural Resources Management 0390 is the third and final in a series of courses designed to develop students, including grammar and style. Approaches such as developing an annotated bibliography and writing with intention to publish in a scientific journal will be introduced. Individual instruction and peer review are available. All NRM students are required to pass this non-credit course. The work of Natural Resources Management 0390 will take place in a designated third-year Natural Resources Management course as indicated in this course's outline.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Notes: A non-credit required course.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities

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Natural Resources Management 1010 Canadian Forest Plant Species View Details
An introduction to the identification of trees of Canada including important introduced species. Lab instruction builds upon field school experience and emphasizes identification, classification, site requirements and uses of important species. Lecture instruction emphasizes relevant conifer and hardwood morphology, taxonomy, Canadian forest vegetation and elementary ecological concepts. Scientific names and terminology are used in lectures, laboratory work and examinations. Each student is required to complete a plant collection and to pass an outdoor tree identification test.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Corequisite(s):

 Fieldschool required as co-requisite: NRMT-1094 (for NRM students) or WATE-1094 (for non-NRM students)

Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Notes: NOTE: Please see fieldschool equipment list on NRM.lakeheadu.ca as proper equipment is required to attend the co-requisite fieldschool (NRMT-1094 or WATE-1094)
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 1071 Business Principles in Natural Resources Management View Details
An introduction to basic business principles, business plans, equipment costing and replacement, forest products industry and natural resources management. Also presented are the types, uses and limitations of equipment used in forest operations and minimizing any environmental impacts.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 1094 Field School View Details
Students receive lab instruction and conduct field exercises complementing the first year course of study including i. identification and collection of forest plant species from common Boreal and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest association types and, ii. natural resources inventory techniques. Field school occupies a minimum of 8 full days. Students must have proper field and Personal Protective Equipment. Field tests and/or reports will be assigned.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 8 full days
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 1095 Forest Stand Types View Details
Students receive instruction and conduct field exercises in identification and collection of forest plant species from common Boreal and Great Lakes-St. Lawrence forest association types. Students must have proper field and Personal Protective Equipment. Field tests and/or reports will be assigned.
Credit Weight: 0.0
Offering: Equivalent of 4 full days (36 hours)
Notes: Equivalent of 4 full days (36 hours). An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course. Field School for Non-NRMT programs.

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Natural Resources Management 1110 Natural Resources Inventory I View Details
General principles of measurement; theory and use of mensurational instruments; measurement of length, area and volume; construction of standard and local volume tables; estimation of stand volume from simple sampling designs; measurement of non timber resources.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 1330 Natural Resources Biometrics I View Details
Applications of microcomputer spreadsheets and software for data management and statistical analysis in environmental and forest resources analysis will be introduced. Included in this course are the use of electronic data capturing devices, graphics, spatial distributions, intervals, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion, sampling techniques, regression and correlation as they apply to forest conservation and resources.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 1990 First Work Term View Details
The student will participate in Pre- and Post-Work Term Preparation sessions and activities as designated by the School. Once placed, the student is responsible for meeting the academic requirements of the work term (e.g. Job Description and Training Plan, Performance Appraisal, Work Term Report).
Credit Weight: 0.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2050 Flowering Plant Taxonomy View Details
An introduction to the evolutionary relationships among the flowering plants and the processes that gave rise to their existing taxonomic hierarchy. The systematic identification of Ontario's major flowering plant families is learned in labs. The methods, rules and history of flowering plant taxonomy are presented in lectures. An individual herbarium project is also completed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Biology 2051
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2051 Forest Genetics View Details
An introduction to the principles of genetics and natural variation of forests. The basic principles and processes of Mendelian, molecular, population and quantitative genetics. The causes and sources of natural variation in forest tree species. The fundamentals of tree improvement and the responsibilities for genetic conservation are stressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2054 Indigenous Peoples and Natural Resources View Details
An overview of Indigenous Peoples and natural resources, with an emphasis on Indigenous participation in forest management. Topics include: historical and modern-day treaties and their impacts on natural resources development and management; what it means to incorporate Aboriginal and treaty rights in natural resources development and management; Indigenous Peoples’ relationship to forest land and resources; natural resources policy developments and practices related to Indigenous issues at international, national, regional and local levels; and Indigenous Peoples’ relationships with provincial and federal governments and stakeholder groups such as environmental non-governmental organizations, natural resources industries and forest dependent communities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Indigenous Learning 2054
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type A: Humanities
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences
  • Type E: Indigenous Content

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Natural Resources Management 2055 Forest Disturbances View Details
An introduction to major agents of disturbance in forest: insects, fire and pathogens. Students are expected to understand the conditions that create a disturbance, as well as how disturbances fit into a cycle, how species are adapted to disturbance, and how disturbance relates to biodiversity.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-2
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2094 Field School View Details
Students receive instruction and conduct field exercises complementing the second year course of study. Normally, this includes forest ecology, genetics, photogrammetry/remote sensing and soils. Field school occupies a minimum of 8 full days. Students must have proper field and Personal Protective Equipment. Overnight travel may be required. Field tests and/or reports will be assigned.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 8 full days
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2110 Forest Soils and Water I View Details
An introductory course dealing with soil development, soil description and soil classification. Physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. Site quality and forest soil properties are assessed using routine field and laboratory methods.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Biology 2110
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2150 Natural Resources Biometrics II View Details
The design and analysis of forestry experiments including CRD, RCBD, split-plot and nested (or hierarchical) design structures along with one-way and factorial treatment structures. Data analysis topics include the analysis of residuals, data re-expression, the analysis of means and an introduction to regression analysis.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 1330
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2170 Forest Economics View Details
Introduction to the economics of production, distribution and consumption of goods and services produced by, and dependent on, the forest resource. Course objectives are to appreciate the management of forests as an economic activity; to apply some of the concepts and tools of economic analysis to the management of forest resources; and to analyze and critically appraise important forest policy issues from an economic perspective.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2210 Forest Ecology and Silvics View Details
An introduction to the concepts of structure and function in a forest context. Principles of 1) production ecology, 2) biogeochemical cycling in forest systems, 3) community dynamics and succession and 4) ecosystem ecology will be explored. Impacts of human-induced and natural disturbance events will be discussed. The laboratory portion will emphasize the scientific approach to investigation including literature reviews, collection of data, application of statistical tests and interpretation of results.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 2211
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2270 Photogrammetry/Remote Sensing View Details
An introductory course in the theory and use of photogrammetry and aerial photography principles, techniques and analysis as applied to forest and related data acquisition. Field and laboratory work will culminate in an aerial photo forest typing project.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2310 International Resources Management View Details
An introduction, review and analysis of natural resources dynamics and relationships in the context of international development. The interactive sessions through lectures, seminars/summits, and audio-video presentations explore knowledge and experiences on forest certification, model forests and comparative assessments of policies and regulations on resource management practices of different countries.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2330 Silviculture I View Details
An introduction to the theory and practices of silviculture. Topics will include silvicultural systems for even-aged and uneven-aged forest stands, principles of seedling production, storage and handling, the theory and methods of site preparation, methods of vegetation control, forest regeneration and stand tending.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2350 GIS in Management Planning View Details
A study in the utility of operational remote sensing and geographic information systems standards and procedures. The emphasis of the course is to provide the student with an understanding of the transition from interpreted aerial photographs and classified digital satellite imagery to a digital database, and its utilization within a GIS for forest resource management. Forestry applications include forest resource inventory mapping and analysis, terrain analysis, depletion mapping, as well as disease detection and monitoring.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2370 Fire Ecology and Management View Details
Forest fire behaviour, including combustion principles, heat transfer mechanisms, and the influence of fuels, moisture and topography, followed by a thorough analysis of the Canadian Forest Fire Danger Rating System and its applications in forest fire prevention, detection, suppression and use. Impacts of fire as an agent of ecological change are examined relative to developments in natural and managed ecosystems.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2710 Natural Resource Science A View Details
Pt. 1 - Descriptive (measures of central tendency and dispersion) and inferential (regression, ANOVA, t-tests) statistics. Use of statistical (SPSS, DataDesk) and spreadsheet/graphing (Excel) software.
Pt. 2 - Principles of empirical and process-based models as used in natural resources management. Types of models, model development, model validation and gaming.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2 hours/day for 22 days = 44 hours (1 hour lecture; 1 hour lab/tutorial each day)
Notes: May only be taken by students in the Transition Program for the HBScF or HBEM.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2711 Natural Resource Science B View Details
Fundamental elements of earth science as they relate to forest soils and substrates. Soil chemistry, origins, genesis, parent material, glacial processes, topography, and hydrogeology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2 hours/day for 22 days - 44 hours (1 hour lecture; 1 hour lab/tutorial each day)
Notes: May only be taken by students in the Transition Program for the HBScF or HBEM.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2712 Natural Resource Science C View Details
Tree growth and structure as affected by silvicultural interventions (e.g. spacing, thinning, vegetation control). Basics elements of forest economics and product valuation.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2 hours/day for 22 days = 44 hours (1 hour lecture; 1 hour lab/tutorial each day)
Notes: May only be taken by students in the Transition Program for the HBScF or HBEM.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2713 Natural Resources Science D View Details
Basic forest and terrestrial ecology.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2 hours/day for 22 days = 44 hours (1 hour lecture; 1 hour lab/tutorial each day)
Notes: May only be taken by students in the Transition Program for the HBScF or HBEM.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 2990 Second Work Term View Details
For course description see Natural Resources Management 1990.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3094 Field School View Details
Students receive instruction and conduct field exercises complementing the third year course of study. Normally, this includes forest products, impacts of anthropogenic and natural disturbances and environmental and socio-economic impacts of resource extraction. Field school occupies a minimum of 8 full days. Students must have proper field and Personal Protective Equipment. Overnight travel may be required. Field tests and/or reports will be assigned.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 8 full days
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3116 Fish and Wildlife Fundamentals View Details
Students will develop skills in wildlife observation and identification with an emphasis on vertebrates of the boreal system. Lectures will introduce the taxonomy and life requisites of individual species and life forms, and compare aquatic and terrestrial systems at various scales. Other topics include fish and wildlife planning, management investment, tracking, trapping, hunting, rare and endangered species, and the use of ecological land classifications or forest inventory to classify habitat. Field trips and a lab setting will assist in the learning of fish and wildlife specimens.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective. An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for non-HBScF students taking this course. To be offered in even numbered years.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3131 Tree Improvement and Conservation View Details
An introduction to genetic principles and their application in forestry practice. Background areas of Mendelian, population and quantitative genetics are covered, as well as the causes and sources of genetic variation in forest trees. The fundamentals of tree improvement are covered including assessment of geographic variation, plus-tree selection, progeny testing, seed orchards, tree breeding, gene conservation and economic justification.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 2051 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3135 Restoration Ecology View Details
An introduction to the theory and practice of restoration ecology. The major topics covered in this course include: the integration of ecological theory and restoration, challenges and methods of restoring populations and communities, restoration of ecological functions, and statistical issues and study design in ecological restoration.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3178 Wood Science View Details
Principles of tree growth and wood formation through to wood identification, manufacturing and end uses of forest products. Topics covered include: tree growth and wood formation; cell wall formation and structure; comparative anatomy and ultrastructure of wood and bark; macro and microscopic features of wood; wood quality; variability in wood within and between species; identification methods for softwood and hardwood timbers; physical, mechanical and chemical properties of wood; principles of manufacturing lumber, wood based panels, wood composites and pulp and paper.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3211 Forest Operations View Details
The study of methods, systems and organizations employed in the harvesting of wood, and the actual planning of harvesting operations. The layout and planning of forest roads, as well as the secondary transport of wood are also dealt with in detail. Emphasis will be placed on harvesting in the boreal forest. The Occupational Health and Safety Act, and legislation related to harvesting operations will also be reviewed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3212 Decision Support Tools View Details
The course entails the study of various tools used in aiding decision-making in forestry. It is based on the framework given in Planning and Decision-Making. Actual case studies are used to introduce the theory, methodology, and application of linear programming, transportation and assignment models, network analysis, game theory, and simulation to forestry problems. The concepts and applications of satisficing and heuristic programming are also introduced. Throughout the course the importance and use of sensitivity analysis will be stressed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3213 Forest Pathology View Details
Survey of the abiotic and biotic diseases of economically important Canadian trees in both urban and rural settings. Introduction to the principles of diagnosis, spread and control. The pathogen/host relationship and the environmental factors affecting it are explored. Emphasis is placed on the management practices useful in reducing damages to and losses of forest trees. Laboratory exercises are designed to give the student expertise in both the macro-and microscopic identification of tree diseases.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Biology 3213
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3214 Silviculture II View Details
The focus of the course includes: Part I - the production and quality assessment of containerized seedlings and Part 2 - the silviculture of boreal forests. Part 1 presents principles and techniques of environment controls in container tree nurseries, irrigation, fertilization, growing media, and containers. The theories and common techniques of seedling quality assessment will be reviewed. Part 2 presents the environmental characteristics and stand dynamics of the boreal forest, the theory and techniques of vegetation management, silvicultural systems for major cover types of boreal forests, and the potential for innovation in the practice of boreal silviculture.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 2330 and 3094 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3215 Forest Succession View Details
Fundamental principles and detailed concepts of even- and uneven-aged forest management are dealt with by this course. Forest management models will be studied to determine their capabilities as analytical tools for forest regulation purposes. Both classical and modern methods of forest regulation and scheduling will be examined. Inter-relationships between the regulation of the forest, growth and yield models, geographic information systems will be studied.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3217 Forest Entomology View Details
Lectures and laboratories are designed to give an understanding of insect identification, population dynamics of forest insects and how insects interact with trees and forests. Tools for managing insect populations are presented.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Biology 3217
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3218 Natural Resources Inventory II View Details
Topics include: sampling designs, inventory planning and execution, non-probability sampling, forest growth and yield including individual trees and stands as dynamic biological systems, stem analysis procedures, measures of site productivity, early models of growth and yield, application of applied projection models. Students will participate in field studies and make use of computers in the completion of their laboratory reports.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Biology 2050, Natural Resources Management 1110 and 2210
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3219 Habitat Planning View Details
Principles of habitat management for fish and wildlife will be discussed and reviewed. Particular emphasis will be placed on understanding the concepts of ecosystem management for wildlife and forest products as well as understanding how selected wildlife species respond to changes in their environment. The impact of forest management on fish and wildlife habitat will be considered and means and methods to mitigate any potentially harmful effects will be an important part of the course. Habitat requirements of selected groups of species will be listed and placed within an ecosystem context.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3232 Conservation Biology View Details
See Department of Biology, Biology Courses, Biology 3232, for full course description.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Biology 3232

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Natural Resources Management 3251 Renewable Energy Resources View Details
A review of major global sustainability issues such as poverty, population growth, water issues, energy demand and supply, air pollution, as well as regional economic scenarios. Students will be exposed to the long-standing practice of seeking global consensus on issues such as curtailing of GHG emissions, poverty alleviation and foreign aid. This course will focus on describing different pathways for energy provision in different parts of the world. This will include comparisons with traditional fossil fuel and nuclear power options. Students will investigate various alternatives from both a technical perspective and potential for implementation linked to societal, political, and economical constraints. Special attention will be given to the African continent, China and India.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3450 Biology of the Fungi View Details
Structure, classification and biology of fungi and importance to human society and to the natural ecosystem. Emphasis will be placed on factors influencing ecological success of fungi. Examination of lifestyles exhibited by fungi and their interactions with other organisms. Laboratory exercises give students hands-on experience in the isolation, cultivation and identification of moulds and other fungi from various natural substrates.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Biology 3450
Offering: 0-0; 3-3
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective. An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 3990 Third Work Term View Details
For course description see Natural Resources Management 1990.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4010 Thesis I View Details
An introduction to the manner in which knowledge is advanced and communicated through research. Lectures cover topics such as the scientific method, hypothesis testing, data collection, data analysis, defining a research topic, and writing a literature review. Students must complete a major literature review.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4030 Thesis II View Details
Working under the guidance of a faculty supervisor, students will complete the thesis designed in Thesis I.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 4010
Offering: 0-0; 0-6
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4094 Field School View Details
Students receive instruction and conduct field exercises complementing the fourth year course of study. Normally, this includes forest management, forest policy, and mixedwood silviculture. Field school occupies a minimum of 8 full days. Students must have proper field and Personal Protective Equipment. Overnight travel is usually required. Field reports will be assigned.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 8 full days
Notes: An additional fee (see Miscellaneous Fees) is required for this course.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4134 Forest Harvesting II View Details
An in-depth study of forest roads, planning and construction. The course also includes a comprehensive study of primary and secondary transport, woodhandling systems, and forest products processes.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 3211 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4212 Management Planning I View Details
Lectures will focus on the principles of planning for the sustainable use of natural resources: such as adaptive management, the planning process, and indicators of sustainability. In labs, students will learn how to analyze questions and alternatives of sustainable resource management using various decision modeling software packages.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4213 Policy and Legislation in Natural Resources View Details
This course will consider relationships between forest resource policy and legislation, and an understanding of forest policy and analysis and development. Analysis, development and implementation of policy and legislation for forests and other natural resources are examined. A range of current issues in forest policy, and the institutions and stakeholders involved, will be examined.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4214 Management Planning II View Details
In weekly seminars, students will address a set of assigned questions on an assigned set of peer-reviewed journal articles. The objective is to delve somewhat more deeply into the assumptions underlying the introductory principles covered in NRMT 4212. In the labs, teams of 4 students each wil produce a management plan to be handed in at the end of term.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4215 Applied GIS Techniques View Details
A study in current GIS concepts and technology. The students will gain a thorough understanding of the limitations of data acquisition, entry, manipulation and analysis. Emphasis will be on forest management related applications in a commercial GIS environment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 2350
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4217 Remote Sensing Applications View Details
An in-depth lecture-seminar-laboratory course in digital remote sensing. The relationships between tree physiology, vigor, and reflectance are stressed, as well as generalized soil and water spectra. Acquisition technology (passive and active) is covered in detail. Enhancement and classification techniques are taught and evaluated. A thorough understanding of technology limitations to forestry is emphasized. Case studies include multi-temporal and analysis (depletion mapping), vigor assessment, as well as cover-type identification.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 2350
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4218 Advanced Wood Science View Details
A more in-depth knowledge in wood structure and morphology. Variability within and between species, growth defects and the impact of silvicultural treatments on wood quality are studied through lab exercises consisting of physical and mechanical property testing using standard procedures for physical tests and using a Universal Wood Testing Machine to study the mechanical properties of different timbers and engineered products. Also students will be involved in projects aimed to display different aspects of the forest products industry. A term paper reporting all the activities during the course is required.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 3178
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4230 Forest Harvesting III View Details
The study of wood flow from standing timber to the final product. The impact of wood and fibre quality in forest products processing is stressed. Students will be required to complete major projects in logging operations and road planning.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 4134 or permission of instructor
Offering: 0-0; 2-3
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4239 Urban Forestry View Details
A course directed at the specialized branch of forestry relating to the cultivation and management of trees in urban environments, including their present and potential contributions to the psychological, sociological and economic well-being of urban societies.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4250 Environmental Assessment View Details
Forest management is increasingly being seen as a form of land development that should be subjected to both informal and formal environmental impact assessment. This course introduces both the theory and practice of environmental assessment, focussing on federal and provincial processes for environmental assessment, scientific and planning tools for undertaking assessments, and appropriate roles for the various stakeholders and groups interested in the environmental effects of forest-management activities.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Cross-List(s): Environmental Studies 4250
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4251 Fish and Wildlife Practice View Details
Practical aspects of decision-making in the practice of fish and wildlife management for students who want to increase their depth of understanding in these areas. Labs will illustrate and investigate techniques that provide data for management decisions.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 3116 or Natural Resources Management 3219 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 3-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective. To be offered in odd numbered years.
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4252 Conservation Ecology View Details
Conservation concepts, theories, issues and strategies. Lectures will discuss conceptual, empirical and experimental approaches to conservation ecology. Oral presentations, written reports and investigative assignments will include case studies as well as the practical application of conservation principles.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 3219 or permission of the instructor
Cross-List(s): Biology 4252
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4259 Advanced Studies in Forestry I View Details
In-depth analyses of special topics in Forestry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4270 Advanced Studies in Forestry II with Laboratory View Details
In-depth analyses of special topics in Forestry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; or 2-3
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4271 Marketing of Forest Products View Details
An introduction to the basic marketing principles. The course will help students learn the concepts for conducting market research and developing marketing intelligence for the forestry sector.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; 0-0
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4273 Property Testing of Forest/Wood Products View Details
An in-depth look at international standards testing of forest and wood product anatomic, physical and mechanical properties. Hands-on-labs and term experiments utilize standard state-of-the-art industry testing equipment.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 3178
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4274 Bio-products and the Economy View Details
An overview of the use of renewable biological resources and bioprocesses for more sustainable and eco-efficient manufacturing of goods. The contribution of novel bioproducts and bioprocesses to the economy is explored as a source of diversification for the Canadian forest industry.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 0-0; 3-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications:
  • Type B: Social Sciences
  • Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4276 Portable Milling View Details
Principles and practices in portable wood milling through classes detailing wood structure, wood properties in the tree, variability in wood properties along the length of a tree, growth stresses (recognition and dealing with them), growth and sawing defects and how to use this information to aid in milling. Milling training will include the basis of portable milling, portable mills, production on a mill, sawing techniques, maximizing recovery and custom sawing. Aspects of drying and dealing with wood following milling will also be discussed.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Notes: Natural Resources Management elective
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4330 Hardwood and Mixedwood Silviculture View Details
A course directed towards the practice of silviculture in the principal forest cover types of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence and Deciduous Forest Regions. The structure and development of these stands in relationship to prescribed silvicultural systems will be investigated. Natural reproduction will be stressed but afforestation utilizing conifers and hardwoods including hybrids will be included. Field school in the Deciduous Forest Region will be an integral part of this course.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Prerequisite(s): Natural Resources Management 2330 or permission of the instructor
Offering: 2-3; 0-0
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4990 Fourth Work Term View Details
For course description see Natural Resources Management 1990.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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Natural Resources Management 4993 Optional Work Term View Details
For course description see Natural Resources Management 1990. An optional (not required) work term during the summer between the Fourth and Fifth Years of the HBScF (Co-op) and HBEM (Co-op) programs. Students taking this program are expected to complete the required co-op placements, Natural Resources Management 1990, 2990, 3990 and 4990.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Course Classifications: Type C: Engineering, Mathematical and Natural Sciences

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