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UFOR 449C Directed Studies in Urban Forestry - DIR ST URB FRST

In special cases and with the approval of the instructor concerned, a student may carry out directed studies on a specific topic/problems in Urban Forestry and related greenspace planning, management, or governance.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
UFOR 449C 101Directed Studies1
UFOR 449C 201Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri10:0011:00

Title: Ecology of Urban Forests and Greenspaces


Description: This course offers students a systematic approach for studying the interconnected human-natural systems that develop in modern cities and the role of soil, water, and vegetation, and urban forest in particular, in supporting and shaping these systems. Students will become familiar with current topics of research in urban ecology and use this framework to assess the relation of management decisions to current and potential ecosystem services. Students will have the opportunity through this course to develop an analytical framework to assess the impact of management, design, and policy decisions.


Learning Outcomes

" Identify the significant characteristics of urban ecosystems that distinguish them from nonurbanized systems.

" Describe in detail the influence of urbanization on the environment and selected ecosystem processes.

" Critique perspectives on the relationship between humans, urban ecology, ecosystem services, and sustainability.

" Assess the effects of urban forest management and design on a range of environmental outcomes (e.g., water quality)

" Interpret the effects of a variety of urban land uses and site designs on urban vegetation and ecosystems at site-level, city-wide, and regional scales.

" Debate urban ecosystem management controversies based on current research


BlockedUFOR 449C 202Directed Studies2