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COURSES THAT TARGET THE ENVIRONMENT

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2003-2005 *

Co no. Course Title cr Course Description  
470 Natural Resource Economics 3 Nature of natural resources; economic efficiency as a basis for natural resource use; externalities in natural resource use; factors influencing environmental quality; alternative public policy tools for influencing natural resource use or improving environmental quality. Prereq: Economics 201 Bill Park
Professor, Undergraduate Coordinator Teaching Introductory courses, Natural Resource Economics, and Ag Policy; Research in solid waste management
wpark@u tk.edu
570 Advanced Natural Resource Economics 3 Analysis of natural resource allocation issues; applied welfare economics, external effects and evaluation of public policy. Prereq: 470 and Economics 511 or consent of instructor. Chris Clark
Environmental and Natural Resource Policy
cdclark@utk.edu
333 Food, Forests and the Environment 3 Overview of the environmental tradeoffs that have been, are, and will be required to produce the food, fiber and other products needed to feed, clothe, and house a growing world population. Topics to include basic natural resources, current practices in agriculture, forestry, and food handling, and practices relating to quality of life issues, such as wildlife and landscape design. Jamey Pavey
Graduate Assistant, Forestry, Wildlife, and Fisheries jpavey@utk.edu
David Ostermeier
Professor, Forestery, Wildlife, and Fisheries daveo@utk.edu
495 Ethics in Animal Agriculture 3 Discussion and presentations on issues related to ethics in animal research and industry. Prereq: Senior standing. Kelly Robbins
krobbins@utk.edu
440 Cultural Ecology 3 Concepts and methods in studying dynamic interaction between prehistoric and present day cultures and their environments. Topics include ecological theory, methods of analysis, and review of selected case studies. Prereq: 120, 130, 410, or consent of instructor.
459 Environmental Anthropology   will explore human interaction with the environment

Janice Harper

harper@utk.edu

341 Environmental Control Systems I 4 Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, including passive and active solar energy systems. Plumbing and fire protection systems. Prereq: 231 and 232.
345 Principles of Environmental Control I 3 Introduction to heating, ventilating, air conditioning, solar energy, plumbing, and fire-protection systems. Prereq: 180 and M. Arch Admission.
412 Non-Western and Indigenous Architecture 3 Building responsive to climate, material availability, and economic level, as designed by anonymous builders. Examples from prehistoric times to the present including the Fertile Crescent; the Indus Valley; Hindu, Buddhist, and Mughal architecture of India, China, and Japan. Scott Kinzy
skinzy@utk.edu
443 Building Energy Analysis 3 Balancing heat flow through external skin of residential and small and large commercial buildings; local climate evaluation; site planning, building size and orientation, window area, wall treatment, infiltration control. Energy use quantification methods and economic analysis of energy efficient design features. Architectural program analysis of external and internal load dominated buildings. Prereq: 341.
444 Advanced Environmental Control Systems 3 In-depth analysis and innovative concepts in design of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning. Prereq: 341.
486 Design of Sustainable Architecture 6 Architectural design studio emphasizing concern for the environment, consideration of energy conservation techniques, and use of renewable resources. Prereq: 471.
250 General Ecology 4 Relations between organisms and their environment, including human environmental problems. Topics include populations, communities, and ecosystems. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion, field problems or computer simulations. A working knowledge of college algebra is required. Prereq: 130-140 or Botany 110-120; Chemistry 120-130. James Fordyce
jfordyce@utk.edu
James Drake
jdrake@utk.edu
Jake Weltzin
jweltzin@utk.edu
Nate Sanders
nsanders@utk.edu
Arthur Echternacht
echterna@utk.edu
421 Natural Resource Engineering 3 Introduction to the hydrologic cycle: how water moves through and interacts with the environment through such processes as erosion and contaminant transport. Examining those impacts through estimation and measurement, and controlling the impacts through engineering design. Specific designs will include waterways, erosion and sediment control structures, waste management systems, irrigation systems, and hydrologic monitoring systems. Prereq: Environmental and Soil Sciences 210, Civil and Environmental Engineering 390 or Aerospace Engineering 341. Coreq: 321. 2 hours and 1 lab. John Tyner
jtyner@utk.edu
441 Life Systems Engineering 3 Design of controlled environments to optimize conditions for organism growth and development: growth equations and population dynamics; plant growth systems; microbial growth systems; animal growth systems; biotechnological applications. Prereq: Mathematics 231; Coreq: 321. 2 hours and 1 lab. Raj Raman
draman@utk.edu
545 Monitoring Hydrologic Phenomena 3 Application of instrumentation theory to monitoring hydrologic phenomena; strengths and weaknesses of current equipment and strategies; equipment operation and solution of environmental monitoring problems. Prereq: 543 and knowledge of basic hydrology. 2 hours and 1 lab. (Same as Environmental Engineering 545.)
555 GIS and GPS Applications to Bioosystems 3 Theory and applications of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Global Positioning Systems (GPS); acquiring, managing, and analyzing spatially-varying data. Site-specific agriculture, environmental site assessment, natural resource management, and hydrology. Prereq: Graduate standing in engineering, biological, or physical sciences. 2 hours and 1 lab. (Same as Biosystems Engineering Technology 555.) John Wilkerson
wilkerj@utk.edu
636 Geospatial Methods for Environmental Research 632 3 Sampling and displaying the multidimensionality of environmental variables. Spatial and temporal sensing of the environment. Geostatistical mapping and interpretation; sampling theory; precision geomatic techniques for the environmental scientist and engineer. Prereq: 555 or equivalent. 2 hours and 1 lab.
442 Agricultural Waste Management and
Pollution Control
3 Waste renovation fundamentals; characteristics of animal manure, techniques for collecting, transporting, storing, and utilizing livestock waste. Prereq: Mathematics 123 or 125 or equivalent. 2 hours and 1 lab. staff
462 Agricultural Chemical Application Technology 3 Equipment for application of liquid, solid, and gaseous agricultural chemicals; system components; operational characteristics; calibration; selection and management; safety considerations; materials handling and disposal methods. Prereq: Basic calculus or finite mathematics or equivalent or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. William Hart
whart@utk.edu
474/574 Environmental Instrumentation and Monitoring 3 Equipment and techniques commonly used to measure all aspects of the hydrological cycle: precipitation, runoff, streamflow, subsurface water movement. Sampling of all flows for contaminants. Design of monitoring systems. Analysis of data. Prereq: Environmental and Soil Sciences 324, Statistics 201, Mathematics 152, or consent of instructor. (Students cannot receive credit for both 474 and 574.) 2 hours and 1 lab. Daniel Yoder
dyoder@utk.edu
522 Processing and Environmental Systems 3 Environmental systems in plant and animal production; application of electric power, mechanical equipment, structures, crop processing, and materials handling. Prereq: 506. 2 hours and 1 lab.
532 On-Site Domestic Water Supply and Wastewater Renovation 3 Basic groundwater hydrology, selection and design of pumps and delivery systems, and point-of-use water treatment processes; soil-based wastewater renovation principles, and design and operating criteria for on-site wastewater renovation systems. Prereq: 506. 2 hours and 1 lab. Buchanan
309 Biology of Human Affairs 3 Basic biological principles involved in deterioration and preservation of an environment in which humans and their cultures may survive. Petersen
330 Field Botany 3 Principles of taxonomy, basic ecological concepts and the identification, recognition, collection, and preservation of local, native, and naturalized plants. Prereq: 8 hours in biological sciences. David Smith
dsmith22@utk.edu
431 Plant Ecology 3 Interactions between individuals, species, communities and their environments. Circulation of energy and matter in ecosystems. Weekly field trips or laboratory periods, and at least two weekend field trips. Prereq: 330 or equivalent. (Same as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 431.)
499 Evolutionary Ecology 3 Basic concepts in evolutionary and ecological genetics. Biogeography, climate, population genetics, evolution and natural selection, population growth and regulation, competition, niche, experimental ecology, predation, phylogenetics in ecology, biodiversity, and conservation. Prereq: General Biology and General Ecology. Students may not receive credit for both 499 and 599. (Same as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 499.)
599 Advanced Evolutionary Ecology 3 Advanced concept in evolutionary and ecological genetics. Biogeography, climate, population genetics, evolution and natural selection, population growth and regulation, competition, niche, experimental ecology, predation, phylogenetics in ecology, biodiversity, and conservation. Prereq: General Biology and General Ecology. Students may not receive credit for both 499 and 599. (Same as Ecology and Evolutionary Biology 599.)
150 Chemistry and Society 3 Food and agricultural chemistry; chemistry of life; chemistry in medicine; air and water pollution; energy and fuels. 3 hours lecture. Not a prerequisite for any other chemistry course. Al Hazari
ahazari@utk.edu
594 "Computational Science for Natural Resource Management" 2 Natural resource management has become a field in which a scientific basis plays a key role in public policy decisions. Policy in areas such as preserve design, harvest management, water flow control, land-use regulation, and control of invasive species all require input from the best available science in conjunction with the public decision process. more

Dali Wang,

Lou Gross, and Michael Berry

461 Community Ecology 3 The focus of this course is on principles of community ecology, with an emphasis on theoretical and applied ecology of terrestrial systems. We will review and discuss the philosophy and approach to science, the community concept, community-level processes, the role of the environment, biological invasions, and climate change Jake Weltzin
jweltzin@utk.edu
470 Aquatic Ecology 3 Introduction to the physiochemical nature of inland waters with description of biotic communities and their interrelationships. Prereq: Chemistry 120-130, Biology 250, and General Ecology. 2 hours and 1 lab. James Drake
jdrake@utk.edu
484 Conservation Biology 3 Application of principles and techniques of ecological research to conservation of biological diversity at genetic, population, community, and ecosystem levels. Prereq: Biology 240, 250. Stan Guffey
sguffey@utk.edu
504 "Computational Science for Natural Resource Management" 2 Natural resource management has become a field in which a scientific basis plays a key role in public policy decisions. Policy in areas such as preserve design, harvest management, water flow control, land-use regulation, and control of invasive species all require input from the best available science in conjunction with the public decision process. more

Dali Wang,

Lou Gross, and Michael Berry

509 Foundations: Readings in Ecology 1-2 Readings and discussion of classic papers in field. Arthur Echternact
echterna@utk.edu
512 Foundations: Readings in Conservation Biology 1-2 Readings and discussion of classic papers in field.
515 Foundations: Readings in Environmental Toxicology 1-2 Readings and discussion of classic papers in field. Schultz
520 Ecology for Planners and Engineers 3 Ecological principles and effects that human-caused changes have on living organisms. Lectures and field trips. Appropriate for students in Planning and Environmental Engineering. Not intended for graduated students in EEB.
535 Ecology and Development in the Amazon 3 Natural history, ecosystem diversity and function, and opportunities for sustainable economic development in the Amazon Basin. Includes field trip of 7-10 days to Manaus, Brazil.
557 Quaternary Ecology 3 Perturbation, process, and pattern within Quaternary ecosystems; climatic change and vegetational response during last 2.5 million years. Prereq: Consent of instructor. (Same as Geology 557.) Hazel Delcourt , hdelcour@utk.edu
Paul Delcourt , pdelcour@utk.edu
561 Environmental Toxicology 3 Basic concepts in toxicology; molecular toxicology and detoxification; reproductive toxicology, mutagenesis, teratogenesis, carcinogenesis, pathologic changes and environmental impact. Prereq: BCMB 410, Organic Chemistry or consent of instructor. (Same as BCMB 561.)
577 Landscape Ecology 3 Ecological structure, function, and change through time of landscape mosaics: quantitative measures of landscape heterogeneity; responses of organisms to changes in landscape heterogeneity. Prereq: General Ecology or equivalent or consent of instructor. Hazel Delcourt , hdelcour@utk.edu
606 Advanced Topics in Conservation Biology 1-3 Exposure and in-depth training in contemporary topics and approaches important to advanced research in conservation biology. Consult departmental list for offerings. May be repeated with consent of department. Maximum 9 hours.
610 Advanced Topics in Mathematical, Theoretical, and Computational Ecology 1-3 Exposure and in-depth training in contemporary topics and approaches important to advanced research in mathematical, theoretical, and computational ecology. Consult departmental list for offerings. May be repeated with consent of department. Maximum 9 hours. James Drake
jdrake@utk.edu
Sergey Gavrilets
gavrila@utk.edu
635 Environmental Assessment and Sustainable Development in Third World Countries 3 Concepts and methods of environmental impact assessment and risk assessment. Sustainable development concepts and issues in developing countries. The role of risk and impact assessment in achieving sustainable development. Prereq: General ecology or equivalent. (Same as Botany 635 and Planning 635.)
462 Economics of Resources and Environmental Policy 3 Economic analysis of environmental policy and allocation of resources. Benefits and costs of development of natural resources and impacts of growth on environment. Prereq: 201. Writing-emphasis course. Evans
577 Environmental Economics and Policy Management 3 Interdisciplinary perspective on goals of sustainable economic development and environmental quality. Development of decision-making tools and conflict resolution.
579 Environmental Policy Research Workshop 1 Multidisciplinary analysis of advanced topics in environmental policy. Student participation. Major writing requirement. Prereq: consent of instructor. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
677 Environmental and Natural Resource Economics 3 Alternative paradigms for allocating and valuing environmental resources. Exploration of issues related to market failure and differences between renewable and nonrenewable resources. Vossler
678 Economics of Environmental Policy 3 Topics in environmental policy analysis. Consideration of alternative policy instruments, defining policy objectives and role of risk in decision-making process.
488 Honors: Design Internship in Industrial Pollution Prevention 3 Selected students work in small groups to address the prevention of industrial pollution through improved process design. Directed by faculty and engineers from host company. May be substituted for 490 with departmental approval. Prereq: 480 and consent of instructor. Robert Counce
counce@utk.edu
575 Applied Microbiology and Bioengineering 3 Cross-disciplinary course combining basic concepts in microbiology, biochemistry, reaction kinetics, and biochemical and environmental engineering. Commercial processes, biodegradations/wastewater treatment, analysis of basic bioreactor systems, biosensors, and immobilization methods. Fundamental laboratory techniques during 6-week laboratory period. (Same as Environmental Engineering 575, Biosystems Engineering 575, and Microbiology 575.) Paul Frymier
pdf@utk.edu
581 Industrial Pollution Prevention 3 Principles and practical aspects of industrial waste minimization. Regulatory environment, waste minimization strategies, economic analysis, process safety, case study: analysis of alternative waste minimization/management technologies. Prereq: Graduate standing in engineering or consent of instructor. (Same as Environmental Engineering 581 and Engineering Science 585.) Robert Counce
counce@utk.edu
380 Water and Waste Treatment 3 Principles of unit operations employed in physical, chemical, and biological treatment of water, wastewater, and solid wastes. Prereq: Junior standing and 390. B. Robinson
486 Air and Waste Management 3 Principles of air quality management, solid waste management and hazardous waste management. Review of regulations, environmental quality, transport of pollutants, and control of technologies including treatment and disposal. Prereq: 390 or Chemical Engineering 200 or Agricultural Engineering 243. Prakash Doraiswamy
pdorai@utk.edu
495 Water Resources Development and Management 3 Institutional framework including: water law, evaluation procedures for comparing and selecting among water resources development alternatives, multi-objective planning, principles of engineering economics, benefit-cost analysis, and cost allocation methods; environmental impact assessment procedures; decisions using risk-based methods; case studies. Prereq: Senior standing.
510 Environmental Protection 3 Managing of water resources, wastewaters, air quality, solid wastes, and hazardous materials to promote efficiency and comfort and to safeguard balances in natural ecosystems. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
522 Floodplain and Urban Flood Management 3 Review of national, regional, and local flood problems; state of the art flood damage reduction alternatives: structural and non-structural; institutional responses; policies, programs, organizations, regulations, and legal aspects; floodplain hydrology and hydraulics, HEC-1, HEC-2; floodway encroachment, flood hazard zone and damage potential determinations; case studies. Prereq: Hydraulics or consent of instructor for non-majors.
524 Sediment Transport 3 Sediment properties and measurements; principles of dynamics of suspended and bed sediment transport in erodible channels; erosion, transportation, and deposition of sediment by flowing water; erodible channel design; channel regime theory; common computer models. Prereq: Hydraulics.
525 Soil Erosion and Sediment Yield 3 Theory of soil erosion and sediment yield processes from disturbed land; methods and computer models for estimating sediment yield. Erosion and sediment control theory and management practices. Local and state regulations. Prereq: Civil Engineering 395. (Same as Biosystems Engineering 525.)
535 Ground Water Hydrology 3 Dynamics of flow and contaminant transport in porous media: hydrodynamics, dispersion, anisotropy, layered soils, unsaturated flow and groundwater contaminant transport phenomena. Analytical and numerical solution of flow and transport equations. Prereq: Hydraulics and Hydrology or Civil Engineering 485 for geology majors. (Same as Geology 535.) Randall Gentry
rgentry@utk.edu
551 Physicochemical Unit Processes 3 Theory and design application in water and wastewater treatment. Prereq: Water and Waste Treatment, and Hydraulics. Chris Cox
ccox9@utk.edu
552 Biological Treatment Theory 3 Theory and design applications of biological processes to treatment of wastewater and solid wastes. Prereq: Water and Waste Treatment. 2 hours and 1 lab. (Same as Biosystems Engineering 552.)
553 Aquatic Chemistry 3 Theoretical, applied, and analytical chemistry related to generation, measurement, and treatment of environmental contaminants. Prereq: General Chemistry. 2 hours and 1 lab. Robinson, B
Hale
554 Environmental Engineering Chemistry 3 Application of chemical principles in analyzing physical, chemical, or biological interactions of chemical contaminants in various environmental compartments: atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. Prereq: One year chemistry and consent of instructor. Chris Cox
ccox9@utk.edu
555 Solid Waste Management 3 Magnitude and characteristics of solid waste problems; collection systems; design of disposal systems: landfill, incineration, and composting; design of resource recovery systems; current and future regulations. Prereq: Senior standing. George Hyfantis
556 Hazardous Waste Management 3 Analysis and design of operations and processes for hazardous waste disposal and processing: regulations analysis; industrial applications. Prereq: Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Gomes Ganapathi
gganapat@utk.edu
557 Hazardous Waste Site Remediation 3 Advanced study of processes for hazardous waste site remediation: soil vapor extraction, soil washing, chemical destruction, thermal destruction, bioremediation. Prereq: 556 or consent of instructor.
570 Air Quality Management/Pollution Control 3 Introductory course on concepts of air pollution, analysis of relationships among sources, meteorology, effects; stack sampling; emission control systems. Prereq: consent of instructor. Terry Miller
tmiller3@utk.edu
571 Design of Air Pollution Control Systems 3 Design and evaluation of systems used to control emission of gaseous and particle air pollutants. Comprehensive design of specific devices and systems. Prereq: 570. Terry Miller
tmiller3@utk.edu
572 Air Quality Dispersion Modeling 3 Diffusion in atmosphere; application of atmospheric dispersion models and evaluation of meteorological and air quality data. Prereq: 570. Joshua Fu
jsfu@utk.edu
573 Sampling of Air Pollutants 3 Standard sampling methods for particulate and gaseous air pollutant emissions from industrial processes; ambient air monitoring instrumentation/techniques. Prereq: 570.
651 Industrial Waste Unit Operations and Processes 3 Theoretical design and laboratory modeling of industrial waste treatment processes and operations. Prereq: 551, 553. Prereq or coreq: 552. 2 hours and 1 lab. Kevin Robinson
kgr@utk.edu
Hale
653 Pollutant Fate Modeling and Risk Assessment 3 Application of scientific principles concerning movement and fate of chemicals at interfaces of air, water, and earthen solids in environment. Methods of assessing risk posed by presence of those chemicals. Prereq: 551. Cox
423 Industrial Safety 3 Accident causation, losses, and investigative techniques. Role of human, task/machine, and environment in accident prevention. Safety standards, codes, and laws. Product liability, design, evaluation, and management of safety organizations and programs. Hazard recognition, analysis, control and risk assessment, systems safety and related techniques. Prereq: Senior standing.
470 Environmental Degradation of Materials 3 Mechanisms, measurement techniques and control of environmental degradation processes in metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites; materials selection and design considerations. Prereq: 201.
588 Introduction to Hybrid Electric Vehicles 3 Series, parallel, and dual configurations. Sizing and analysis of typical HEV components: motors, auxiliary power sources, on-board energy storage, and fuels. Steady-state HEV force and power modeling schemes. Power train design using various computer simulation tools. Prereq: consent of instructor. staff
589 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Control Systems Design and Analysis 3 Dynamic modeling, simulation, and analysis of complete hybrid electric vehicle systems. Linear control design techniques and discrete logic design applied to HEV power trains and operating mode controls. Digital and real-time control and hardware issues of automotive systems. Design and human factors; engineering issues of vehicle controls and displays. Prereq: 588 or consent of instructor.
689 Hybrid Electric Vehicle Advanced Controls 3 Nonlinear modeling and control issues associated with HEV power trains: fuzzy and neural control techniques. Adaptive and optimal control schemes for vehicle performance enhancement. Review of modern automotive control hardware and software trends and practices. Prereq: 589.
432 American Romanticism and Transcendentalism 3 Prose and poetry of American Renaissance, from c. 1830 to end of Civil War: Cooper, Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, Emerson, Thoreau, Stowe, Douglass, Whitman, and Dickinson staff
588 Readings in Applied Rhetoric 3 In this class we will read a variety of pieces from the genre often called literary nonfiction. (Along the way we'll also worry about the status of the term genre as well as the genre status of the work called here literary nonfiction.) We will look at the various readings through the lens of contemporary rhetorical theory, with a particular focus on doing close readings of the texts and
then on writing about the texts based those readings. I hope will can concentrate as much on becoming better writers about these texts as on becoming better readers of them.
Michael Keene
201 Impact of Insects and Plant Diseases on Human
Societies
3 Insects and plant diseases have had a significant influence on human history, culture, and lifestyles. The science of entomology and plant pathology help humankind understand the impact of insects and plant pathogens on these dimensions of human existence. The development of strategies to capitalize on the beneficial aspects of these organisms will also be explored.
306 Forest Protection 3 Biological, economic and legal consideration of fire, pathogens, insects, vertebrates, wind, and pollutants in the forest ecosystem. One or more all day or overnight field trips may be required. Prereq: FWF 311, or consent of instructors. 2 hours and 1 lab. (Same as Forestry 306).
313 Plant Pathology 3 Introduction to the microorganisms and environmental conditions causing disease in plants. Biology of pathogens, host-pathogen interactions, disease development and principles of control. Prereq: 6 hours of Biological Science. 2 hours and 1 lab. (Same as Botany 313.) Mark Windham
mwindham@utk.edu
523 Field Crop and Vegetable Insects 2 Identification, biology and management of insects affecting commercial vegetable and home garden crops. Prereq: 321 or basic entomology course. 1 hour and 1 lab.
530 Integrated Pest Management 3 Principles and application of biological, cultural, genetic, behavioral, and chemical methods of control to maintain pest populations below economic threshold levels. Prereq: 321 or consent of instructor. (Same as Plant and Soil Science 530.)
210 Introduction to Soil Science 4 Differences in soils; soil genesis; physical, chemical, and biological properties of soil; relation of soil to land use and pollution; soil management relative to tillage, erosion, moisture supply, temperature, aeration, fertility, and plant nutrition. Prereq: One semester of chemistry. 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab. Neal Eash
eash@utk.edu
324 Soil and Water Conservation 3 Investigation of hydrologic principles regarding soil and water conservation. Topics include: hydrologic cycle, water quality, soil properties, erosion prediction and control, and techniques to protect natural resources. Prereq: 210. 2 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab. Yoder
462 Environmental Climatology 3 Study of atmosphere as environment. Physical, chemical, and biologicial factors affecting climates of various earth environments; meteorological process affecting biosystems. Climatic change and the human impact on the atmosphere, consequences of climatic change and mitigation policies, microclimates and urban climates, atmospheric pollution, extreme events and ozone depletion. Design and operation of weather information systems; automated weather stations. Prereq: Agriculture and Natural Resources 290 or equivalent. JoAnne Logan
loganj@utk.edu
514 Environmental Soil Physics 3 Principles of water, gas, heat, and solute movement in soil/water systems; application of appropriate models for the description of these processes; methods for characterizing hydraulic and chemical transport properties of soil; applications of the science of soil physics to solution of contemporary problems in water conservation, prevention, of surface/ground water contamination, and management of plant water status. Prereq: 444 or equivalent. Lee
100 Forests and Forestry in American Society 3 Introductory course examining the role of forests in shaping American culture and society and exploring the evolution of the forestry profession in North America. Scott Schlarbaum
tenntip@utk.edu
305 Prescribed Fire Management 2 Prescribed fire ecology, use, and management in forest stands. Prereq: FWF 312. Coreq: 306, 322, 323, 324, 326, 329, 330. S/NC only.
315 Forest Ecology 3 Ecological interactions in forests among tree species, other plant and animal species, and their environment. Forest ecosystem classification; energy, nutrient, and hydrologic cycles; site quality. Perturbations and growth, survival and forest composition, forest succession. Fire ecology. Regeneration ecology through establishment and stand dynamics. Physiological ecology, ecological strategies, and adaptations of trees. Prereq: FWF 311. 2 hours and 1 lab. David Buckley
dbuckley@utk.edu
321 Wildland Recreation 3 Philosophical foundation of recreation; planning, development, and management of forest recreation resources; interpretation of forest resources. Overnight weekend field trips may be required. Prereq: English 102 and Speech 210 or 240 or consent of instructor. Mark Fly
markfly@utk.edu
322 Silvicultural Practices 4 Application of silvicultural techniques; tree improvement; use of herbicides; fire management. Prereq: FWF 312. Coreq: 305, 306, 323, 324, 326, 329, 330.
323 People and Forest Practices 2 Examination of how people, institutions, and society at large affect and are affected by forest management practices. Case studies and field applications will concentrate on the wide variety of linkages that exist in society among people and forests. Application of basic skills of collaborative problem solving will be emphasized. Overnight field trips required. Coreq: 305, 306, 322, 324, 326, 329, and 330. Letter grade only.
326 Land Measurement Techniques 2 Surveying techniques; road layout and construction as applied to forestry; timber harvest techniques. Prereq: FWF 313. Coreq:305, 306, 322, 323, 324, 329, 330.
330 Ecosystem Prescription Preparation 1 Analysis of resources on assigned tract of land and synthesis of situation to address problem assigned. Oral presentation and written report required. Coreq: 305, 306, 322, 323, 324, 326, 329.
415 Forest Conservation Workshop 1-3 How forest biology, ecology and management relate to conservation issues, how current conservation issues can be integrated into classroom work and student projects, environmental education strategies. Prereq: Consent of instructor. May not be taken by Forestry or FWF majors. May be repeated. Maximum of 3 hours. Wayne Clatterbuck
wclatter@utk.edu
422 Forest and Wildland Resource Policy 3 Policy formulation; criteria for policy determination; forest and wildland law and regulation; theory of conflict resolution; formal and informal resolution. Prereq: Senior standing or consent of instructor. David Ostermeier
daveo@utk.edu
423 Wildland Recreation Planning and Management 3 Planning processes, master and site planning, site design projects; management strategies, methods of visitor and recreation site management; case studies. Weekend field trips may be required. Prereq: 321 and Junior standing in Wildland Recreation concentration, or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. Mark Fly
markfly@utk.edu
515 Forest Conservation Workshop 1-3 How forest biology, ecology and management relate to conservation issues, how current conservation issues can be integrated into classroom work and student projects, environmental education strategies. Prereq: Consent of instructor. May not be taken by Forestry or FWF majors. May be repeated. Maximum of 3 hours. Wayne Clatterbuck
wclatter@utk.edu
520 Advanced Forest Ecology 3 Physiological ecology and adaptations of trees; relationships between overstory structure, microclimate, and understory response; regeneration ecology; competition and effects of natural and human disturbance regimes at multiple scales; forest succession and stand dynamics. Prereq: Graduate standing in forestry or biology, or consent of instructor.
550 Recreation Planning for Forests and Associated Lands 3 Planning process for recreation development on forests and associated lands; analysis and critique of specific contemporary alternatives. Overnight field trips. Prereq: Senior level in forest recreation or consent of instructor. Mark Fly
markfly@utk.edu/ Hodges
630 Forest Growth and Development 3 Forest stand dynamics, analysis of changes in species composition and forest stand structure (physical and temporal) during forest succession, response of stands to disturbances (anthropogenic and natural), modeling techniques to make predictions of future stand development. Prereq: Undergraduate silviculture course or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab.
211 Introduction to FWF 3 History of natural resources policies and practices; social perspectives and attitudes concerning natural resources and their use; techniques of integrated natural resources management, ecological principles, current policies, social trends, and forest and wildland resource use. Hay
250 Conservation 3 Use and abuse of wildland resources. Historical perspectives and current management of forests, wildlife, and fish of North America including aspects of outdoor recreation and pollution problems. Richard Strange
rstrange@utk.edu
317 Principles of Wildlife and Fisheries Management 3 Ecological relationships of wild animals with other animals and their habitats. Biological, social, and economic aspects of their management. Prereq: 211 or 250, Statistics 201, Agriculture 290, Mathematics 125, Chemistry 100, and Biology 230. Richard Strange
rstrange@utk.edu
410 Wildlife Habitat Evaluation and Management 3 Ecological relationships between wildlife and their habitat. Evaluation, modeling, and management of wildlife habitat. Effects of land-use practices on wildlife habitat. Weekend field trips required. Prereq: 317 or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. David Buehler
dbuehler@utk.edu
412 Managing Natural Resource Organizations 3 Human, bureaucratic and managerial factors influencing the effectiveness of natural resource organizations. Alternative stakeholder and public involvement objectives, strategies, and mechanisms including client-customer, partnership and adversarial. Conflict resolution, proactive collaborative problem solving and alliance building. Prereq: 317 or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. David Ostermeier
daveo@utk.edu
416 Planning and Management of FWF Resources 3 Integrated forest and wildland resource management through developing land management plans and analyzing case studies including conflict resolution. Prereq: Senior standing. 1 hour and 2 labs. Donald Hodges
dhodges2@utk.edu
William Minser
wminser@utk.edu
420 International Natural Resource Issues 2 Identification and analyses of issues regarding FWF and associated natural resources beyond U.S. borders. Biophysical, economic, and cultural elements impacting natural resources at the international level. Cases: Northern Europe, Latin America, Indonesia, and Africa.
520 Natural Resource Issues at International Level 2 Identification and analyses of issues regarding FWF and wildland park resources beyond U.S. borders. Political, economic, social, and biophysical elements impacting natural resources in different parts of the world. Cases: Northern Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America.
535 Environmental Impacts to Natural Ecosystems 3 Current environmental problems impacting natural ecosystems: climatic change, acidic deposition, air pollution, species declines, and introductions of exotic species. Management methodologies to mitigate environmental problems. Overnight field trips. Prereq: 416 or equivalent or consent of instructor.
540 Seminar on Integrated Resources Management in Biosphere Reserves 2 MAB program, UNESCO-sanctioned global conservation management practices that demonstrate concept of sustainable development. Environmental policy and application of science to management practice.
610 Seminar in Natural Resources 2 Selected issues in natural resources and natural resource management at regional, national, or international level. Development of interdisciplinary approach to addressing problem: evaluating current state of knowledge, developing alternative actions to address problems, and identifying criteria for evaluation of alternatives.
131-132 Geography of the Natural Environment 4, 4 Characteristics and processes of the earth's surface and lower atmosphere; their interaction to produce a world pattern of distinctive environments significant to humanity. Must be taken in sequence. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab per week. Carol Harden
charden@utk.edu
345 Population and Environment 3 Global and local patterns of population distribution and change as they relate to culture, economic development, technology, and the environment and the future. Prereq: 101-102 or consent of instructor. Writing-emphasis course. Anita Drever
adrever@utk.edu
365 Geography of Appalachia 3 Interrelation of physical, economic, and social patterns that give distinctive character to the region and its parts, especially in southern Appalachia. Appalachia in perspective in the current American scene. Writing-emphasis course. John Rehder
jrehder@utk.edu
366 Geography of Tennessee 3 Survey of the geography of the State of Tennessee including its cultural, economic, and physical resources, as well as an examination of the state's diversity, development, and its geographic connections within the Southeast region and beyond. Writing-emphasis course. Margaret Gripshover
mgripsho@utk.edu
433 The Land-Surface System 3 Characteristics of surface form, water, vegetation, and surface materials, and their regional interrelationships. People as evaluators and agents of change. Prereq: 131-132 or consent of instructor.
434 Climatology 3 General circulation system leading to world pattern of climates. Climatic change and modification, and interrelationships of climate and human activity. Prereq: 131 or consent of instructor.
435 Biogeography 3 Study of the changing distribution patterns of plants and animals on a variety of spatial and temporal scales. The effects of continental drift, Pleistocene climatic change, and human activity on world biota are emphasized. Prereq: 131-132 or consent of instructor. Sally Horn
shorn@utk.edu
436 Water Resources 3 Global water resources and hydrologic processes, including water availability, flooding, and water quality issues examined from physical and economic geographic perspectives. Prereq: 131-132 or consent of instructor. Carol Harden
charden@utk.edu
439 Plant Geography of North America 3 Characteristics and distribution of major plant communities of Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. Relationships to climate, soil, fire, and human disturbance. Long-term history and future prospects. Prereq: 131-132 or course work in botany or consent of instructor.
449 Geography of Transportation 3 Examinations of transportation systems, their effects on trade patterns, land use, location problems, and development. Shih-Lung Shaw
sshaw@utk.edu
532 Topics in Global Change 3 Emerging trends, anticipated problems, and methods in global change research and response. Prereq: 434 or consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 6 hours.
533 Topics in Climatology 3 Trends, problems, and methods in area of climatology. Prereq: 434 or consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 6 hours.
535 Topics in Biogeography 3 Examination of trends, problems, and methods in biogeography. Prereq: 435 or consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 6 hours. Sally Horn
shorn@utk.edu
536 Topics in Watershed Dynamics 3 Trends, problems, and methods in study of watershed processes. Prereq: consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 6 hours.
549 Topics in the Geography of Transportation 3 Examination of trends, problems, and methods in transportation geography and transportation geography and transportation networks. Prereq: 449 or consent of instructor. May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 6 hours. Shih-Lung Shaw
sshaw@utk.edu
633 Seminar in Physical Geography 3 Prereq: 533 or consent of instructor. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
634 Seminar in Climatology 3 Prereq: 534, 532, or consent of instructor. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Kenneth Orvis
orvis@utk.edu
635 Seminar in Biogeography 3 Prereq: 535 or consent of instructor. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Geology
201 Biodiversity: Past, Present, and Future 3 Introduction to how biodiversity has changed through time, especially past mass extinctions and current extinctions from human activities. Topics include measurement of biodiversity, how biodiversity originates, and the dynamics of extinction. May not be applied toward the Geology major. Mike McKinney
mmckinne@utk.edu
202 Earth as an Ecosystem: Modern Problems and Solutions 3 Study of the earth as an integrated system between physical and biological processes. Focus is on human disturbances such as habitat destruction and pollution. May not be applied toward the Geology major. Mike McKinney
mmckinne@utk.edu
203 Geology of National Parks 3 Geologic principles, processes, and earth materials responsible for the spectacular landscapes of national parks. Focus on interactions among internal earth processes, surficial earth processes, and human interactions. 3 lecture hours, plus an optional field trip. May not be applied toward the Geology major. Writing-emphasis course. Mike Clark
gm136179@utk.edu
345 Geology of East Tennessee 1 Geology of the Southern Appalachians in Tennessee. Prereq: Completion of major core courses or consent of instructor. 1 lecture hour plus field trips.
381 Minerals and Energy Resources: Geologic Constraints and Environmental Impacts 3 Distribution and estimates of mineral and energy resources. Environmental impact of exploitation and utilization of conventional and alternate resources. Writing-emphasis course.
455 Basic Environmental Geology 3 Applications of the geological sciences toward a comprehension of the effects of geological processes on humans and the effects of human activities on the earth's environments. Prereq: 101. Kula Misra
kmisra@utk.edu
Mike McKinney
mmckinne@utk.edu
Maria Uhle
muhle@utk.edu
460 Principles of Geochemistry 3 Applications of chemical principles to geologic systems with emphasis on problem-solving techniques. Topics include phase diagrams, partitioning of trace elements, thermodynamic principles for evaluating stabilities of mineral assemblages, aqueous solutions, and applications of radiogenic and stable isotopes to geologic systems. Prereq: Chemistry 120-130, Mathematics 141-142; recommended Geology 330 or consent of instructor. 3 hours lecture and one 2-hour tutorial. Kula Misra
kmisra@utk.edu
470 Applied Geophysics 3 Basic principles of geophysical exploration, with emphasis on applications to environmental problems. Includes seismic and electromagnetic methods. Prereq: 6 hours of Geology courses numbered above 300, Physics 221-222. 3 lecture hours.
521 Data Analysis in Geology and Environmental Science 3 Application of statistical and other quantitative techniques using computers to analyze geological data: environmental problems.
556 Ice-Age Environments and Global Climate Change 3 Glacial-interglacial climatic cycles and dynamic response of landscapes within glacial, periglacial, and non-glacial environments across North America over the past 2.5 million years. (Same as EEB 556.)
585 Contaminant Hydrogeology 3 Physical transport processes, isotopes and groundwater age dating, processes influencing inorganic, organic, and microbial contaminants, sampling and monitoring methods, remediation of contaminated groundwater, aquifer protection. Prereq: 485 or 535; 460; or Environmental Engineering 553 or equivalent; and consent of instructor. Ed Perfect
eperfect@utk.edu
German
202 Intermediate German   We'll be reading and discussing a variety of 'texts' reflecting German
environmental policies and the attitude of Germans towards the environment and environmental protection.  This will include students
reflecting on their own/the US perspective and contrasting them.
Nike Arnold
455 Environmental History of Urban America 3 Pre-industrial, industrial, and modern environmental cities, including animal pollution; epidemic disease; infrastructure construction; hinterland resource exploitation; and urban renewal and clean-up. Writing-emphasis course.
544 Topics in U.S. Environmental History 3 Reading seminar: secondary sources on U.S. environmental history. Focus varies. May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
200 Human-Environment Systems 3 Role of culture in defining environment; physical, social, and conceptual aspects of human-environment systems; impact of environment on human behavior, feelings, and values; mutual-casual properties of behavior-environment systems. (Same as Urban Studies 200). Alton DeLong
Journalism/Electronic Media
451 Environmental Writing 3 Writing for news media on such environmental issues as strip-mining, water pollution, air pollution, allergens, nuclear power, fossil fuel power, and solid wastes. Students hear presentations from and interview experts in environmental science and reporting. Exemplary popular literature in environmental reporting is reviewed. Fulfills a General Education "Communication through Writing" requirement and also an elective in the Environmental Studies concentration.
Mark Littmann
littmann@utk.edu
866 Environmental Law and Policy 3 Study, through methods of public policy analysis, of responses of legal system to environmental problems: environmental litigation; Clean Air Act; Clean Water Act; National Environmental Policy Act; and selected regulatory issues.
943 Land Use Law 3 Private land use controls: nuisance, easements, real covenants, equitable servitude and home owner associations; public land use controls: zoning, subdivision controls, eminent domain, and regulatory takings.
581-582 Mathematical Ecology 3,3 Deterministic and stochastic models of populations, communities, and ecosystems. Prereq:431, 453 or consent of instructor. (Same as EEB 581-582.) Aaron King
aking3@utk.edu
589 Seminar in Mathematical Ecology 1-3 May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours Sergey Gavrilets
g avrila@utk.edu
Lou Gross
gross@tiem.utk.edu
Mike Berry
mberry@utk.edu
Tom Hallam
thallam@utk.edu
Aaron King
aking3@utk.edu
Suzanne Lenhart slenhart@utk.edu Shih-Lung Shaw
sshaw@utk.edu
470 Microbial Ecology 3 Physiological diversity and taxonomy of microorganisms from natural environments. Emphasis on the functional role of microorganisms inn natural and simulated ecosystems. Prereq: 310. Steve Wilhelm
wilhelm@utk.edu
670 Advanced Topics in Environmental Microbiology 1-3 Prereq: Consent of instructor. May be repeated. Maximum 12 hours. Gary Sayler
sayler@utk.edu
520 Nutritional Ecology 2 Examination of issues in natural, political, physical, and social environments that impact availability of food and nutrients in U.S. food supply.
346 Environmental Ethics 3 Issues concerning the nature of the environment and the place of humanity within it. Writing-emphasis course. Heather Douglas
hdouglas@utk.edu
John Nolt
nolt@utk.edu
400/544 Consumerism and Sustainability John Nolt (nolt@utk.edu)
John Hardwig (jhardwig@utk.edu)
646 Environmental Ethics 3 Graduate seminar: Issues concerning the nature of the environment and the place of humanity within it. Writing-emphasis course.
Planning
531 Land Use Analysis 3 Concept and framework for land-use analysis. Population, employment, economic-base studies and forecasting techniques.
552 Development Planning in the Third World 3 Seminar on urban and regional development in Third World nations. Population growth, settlement patterns, economic development, land framework of integrated resource management. (Same as EEB 552.)
555 Environmental Planning 3 Role of planners and planning in maintenance of balance between natural and built environment. (Same as EEB 555.) Bruce Tonn
btonn@utk.edu
421 Native Plants in the Landscape 3 Native plants and plant communities as a basis for landscaping and environmental restoration. Weekly lecture coupled with either an outing or service practicum of invasive exotic plant removals or planting of natives. Study and work sites will primarily be demonstration projects of the UT Environmental Landscape Design Lab. They include local schoolyard habitats, greenways, wetlands, stream banks, and shorelines. Prereq: 220, Botany 330, or consent of instructor. Samuel Rogers
srogers1@utk.edu
431 Physiology and Ecology in Agroecosystems 3 Plant physiology and ecology applied to crop production and management. Emphasis on plant physiology and ecology principles as they relate to crop production practices from seeding to harvesting and handling. Interaction of crops with their environment and sustainable agroecosystems. Prereq: 230. 2 hours lecture and one 2-hour lab .
433 Agricultural Pesticides 3 Regulation of pesticide development, manufacture, transportation, marketing, and use. Structure, use, mode of action, degradation and environmental impact of pesticides used in agriculture, forestry, and related areas. Prereq: 1 year biological sciences and 1 semester chemistry. 2 hours and 1 lab.
434 Fruit and Vegetable Crops 3 Principles of production systems to counter environmental stresses and to increase productivity of warm and cool season vegetable crops, small fruit crops, and deciduous tree fruit crops. Storage of crops after harvest. Prereq: 230. 2 hours and 1 2-hour lab. Dennis Deyton
deytond@utk.edu
446 Horticultural Therapy 3 Application of horticulture as therapy for treatment, rehabilitation and/or training of individuals with disabilities. Prereq: Senior standing and consent of instructor.
532 Environmental Crop Physiology and Ecology 3 General and specific relations among environmental factors, crop organisms, and agricultural systems. Interrelationships of atmospheric gases in photosynthesis, evapotranspiration and foliar injury. Relationships of temperature stress, vernalization, and bud dormancy to crop production. Influences of maturation ripening and senescence on post-harvest quality of fruit, vegetable, grain, and forage crops. Prereq: Integrated Plant Systems 431. 2 hours and 1 lab.
536 Ecology of Grazing Land Systems 3 Multi-university, field-oriented course. Components and functions of grazing lands and how these vary in different ecoregions; research needs, objectives and techniques in soil-plant-animal research; forage-livestock ecology and systems in grazing lands (cropland, pastureland, rangeland, and forestland); role of forages in conservation practices, wildlife habitats, and sustainable agriculture; and industries involved with forages and livestock . Two-week field trip, inclusive report and examination. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
603 Special Topics in Crop Physiology and Ecology 1-3 Microclimatology of agroecosystems, crop dormancy and responses to stress, physiology of crop growth and reproduction. Interactions of physiology and germplasm in crop production, theory, and application of quantitative methods in crop physiology and ecology research. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours. Gilbert Rhodes
nrhodes@utk.edu
Thomas Mueller
tmueller@utk.edu
549 Environmental Policy 3 Overview of contemporary environmental policy and its evolution. Examines the roles of values in the environmental arena. Provides a framework for policy analysis and analytical tools for selection and choosing among policy options. David Feldman
feldman@utk.edu
510 Environmental and Occupational Health 2 Complexities of personal and ambient environment recognizing health as individual's response to diverse and dynamic world. Principles of occupational safety and health. Survey of contemporary issues and their implications for healthful living today and in the future. Smith
110 Social Problems and Social Change 3 Increasingly acute and intense problems such as alcoholism, violence, inequality, lifestyle preferences, and environmental abuse within the context of social change. Assessment of control strategies. staff
360 Environment and Resources 3 Relationship between scarcity and natural resources and changes in societal beliefs and social structure. Topics include social and physical limits to growth and collective action problems. Writing-emphasis course. Robert Jones
mountain@utk.edu
400

Special Topics: Environmental Awareness, Environmental Justice Movement, and Anti-environmentalism

  We will explore three sets of topics of environmental awareness, environmental justice movement, and anti-environmentalism. Chip Hastings
462 Population 3 Demographic factors and social structure; trends in fertility, mortality, population growth, migration, distribution, and composition; population policy.
464 Urban Ecology 3 The relation of humans to their urban environment with emphasis on conservation and the use of appropriate technology. (Same as Urban Studies 464). Samuel Wallace
swallace@utk.edu
465 Social Values and the Environment 3 Human dimensions of ecosystem management and public policy. An applied focus on how social values are activated within specific biophysical and social settings. Prereq: 110 or 120 or consent of instructor. Writing-emphasis course.
560 Environmental Sociology 3 Systematic treatment of current research in environmental sociology. Social impact analysis and conflicts over environmental issues. Sherry Cable
scable@utk.edu
661 Environmental Theory 3 Historical and contemporary studies of interaction between humans and their environment. Prereq: Consent of instructor.
665 Advanced Studies in Environmental Sociology 3 Topical seminar covering particular lines of research and theory within area. Prereq: Consent of instructor. May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Chip Hastings dhasting@utk.edu

Sherry Cable

scable@utk.edu

348

Honors Seminars on Environmental Concerns

  Twelve sections each emphasizing a specific point of view on environemntal or conservation issues -- designed to build on and complement the special activities of the ENVIRONMENTAL SEMSTER complete list of sections
Staff
305 Prescribed Fire Management 2 Prescribed fire ecology, use, and management in forest stands. Prereq: FWF 312. Coreq: 303, 323, 330, 340, 350, 440, 442.
323 Human Dimensions of Wildlife and Fisheries 1 Examination of the linkages between people, institutions, and society at large to natural resource management practices. Case studies and application of basic skills of group communication and collaborative problem solving and planning will be emphasized. Overnight field trips required. Coreq: 303, 305, 330, 340, 350, 440, 442.
440 Wildlife Techniques 3 Methods of wildlife damage control, forest, farmland, wetland wildlife habitat management, identification of wildlife field sign, wildlife capturing techniques and management plan preparation. Weekend field trips. Prereq: Principles of W & FS Management or consent of instructor. 1 hour and 1 lab or field.
442 Fisheries Techniques 3 Active and passive sampling techniques for fish and aquatic organisms; population estimation methods; fish handling and transport; food habits analysis; marking and tagging techniques; age determination and incremental growth analysis; stream assessment; equipment and instrumentation usage and maintenance; safety in sampling methods. Weekend field trip. Prereq: Principles of W & FS Management or consent of instructor. 1 hour and 1 lab or field.
443 Fisheries Science 3 Quantification and management of freshwater fisheries: population estimation, age and growth, biological assessment, and stocking. Prereq: Principles of W & FS Management or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. Richard Strange
rstrange@utk.edu
444 Ecology and Management of Wild Mammals 3 Biological and ecological characteristics of game mammals and endangered mammals. Current principles and practices of wild mammal management. Prereq: Principles of W & FS Management or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. One weekend field trip required. Lisa Muller
lmuller@utk.edu
445 Ecology and Management of Wild Birds 3 Biological and ecological characteristics of game birds, endangered birds, and bird pests. Current principles and practices of wild bird management. Prereq: Principles of W & FS Management or consent of instructor. 2 hours and 1 lab. David Buehler
dbuehler@utk.edu
490 Ethics in Wildlife and Fisheries Management 1 Ethical bases for decision-making and application of methodologies in practice of wildlife and fisheries management. Seminars by ethicists, wildlife and fisheries scientists and managers, and foresters to acquaint students with diverse perspectives of ethical behavior in practices of wildlife and fisheries management. Lectures, panel discussions, and case studies. Team taught. Prereq: Senior standing. S/NC only.
515 Seminar in Avian Ecology and Management 1-2 Readings and discussion based on current literature on contemporary topics in avian ecology and management. Additional credit awarded for writing review paper on contemporary topic of interest to student. Prereq: consent of instructor. David Buehler
dbuehler@utk.edu
525 Endangered Species Management and Conservation of Biodiversity 2 Status, ecology, and management of endangered wildlife and plant species. Historic aspects, policy implications and philosophical issues surrounding recovery efforts. Approaches to monitor and manage for biodiversity. Prereq: Graduate standing or consent of instructor.
535 Floodplain Ecosystems 3 Ecology, restoration, and management of floodplain ecosystems: biotic and abiotic processes, social considerations, and wildlife and forest management; Lower Mississippi River Alluvial Valley. Prereq: consent of instructor.
540 Predator Ecology 2 Dynamics of terrestrial vertebrate predator populations in human-altered and relatively unaltered environments. Prereq: 444 or 445 or consent of instructor.
545 Advanced Population Analysis 2 Detail characteristics, assumptions, goals, methods, and current technologies for fish and wildlife population analysis. Use of computers. Prereq: Animal Science 571 or Statistics 538 or consent of instructor. Joseph Clark
jclark1@utk.edu
546 Advanced Habitat Analysis 2 Habitat analysis as tool to evaluate habitat use and predict occurrences of animal and plant species: principles and goals of modeling, habitat analysis theory, GIS and statistical techniques. Use of computer programs. Prereq: FWF 410 or Geography 411 or consent of instructor. Van Manen
vanmanen@utk.edu
550 Fish Physiology 3 Mechanisms of gas transfer, circulation, excretion, osmoregulation, locomotion, and neural/hormonal control of these systems in fishes. Comparisons and contrasts with physiology of terrestrial animals. Practical applications of fish physiology to aquaculture, pollution assessment, and fisheries management. Prereq: Senior or graduate standing in life sciences.

* list compiled by Paul Julian, Committee on Campus Environment, Fall 2003; enlarged, extended, webbed, and maintained by University Studies

3/18/2004

 

 

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Mary English menglish@utk.edu
Neil Greenberg ngreenbe@utk.edu