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Summer forest ecology courses

Summer Forest Ecology Courses

Forestry Ecology of the Sierra Nevada and White Mountains - 5-credit course (FORS 391)
June 23 - July 12
Join Professor Andrew Larson for this three-week course in Yosemite National Park.
Learn about forest demography and forest community ecology in the field. You'll learn how to collect data to answer scientific questions. You'll travel around Yosemite National Park measuring trees and fuel loading.  Visit and compare other forest types in the area, including 4,000-year old bristlecone pines in the White Mountains. Interact with Dr. Larson, professional field technicians, and visiting scientists who are running active research projects in Yosemite.
* Orientation meetings at UM before departure
* Stay at an outdoor field camp in Yosemite

Forest and Fire Ecology of the Crown of the Continent - 4-credit course (FORS 391)
August 9-18, 2013
Join Professor Andrew Larson for this course in the Bob Marshall Wilderness of Montana as you learn to interpret the ecology and natural history of western conifer forests.

Learn measuring techniques for forest research and monitoring, how to plan and execute forest survyes, and how to use traditional and modern forestry tolls like compass and GPS. You'll learn to identify woody species in the Northern Rockies mixed conifer forests and identify factors in tree mortality. You'll learn to interpret the ecology and natural history of western conifer forests.
* Orientiation meetings at UM before departure
* Backpack into remote field sites and float on of the wilderness in inflatable rafts

For more information on both classes,  contact Andrew Larson; 406-243-5532