EFB 345: FOREST HEALTH EFB 345- 3 credit hours

EFB 345- 3 credit hours
July 29-August 9, 2013
Instructors: S.A. Teale and J.D. Castello
Course Objectives:
To identify and study some of the major tree diseases and forest insect
pests of the northern hardwood forest type.
To present some of the major roles of fungi in the forest ecosystem, (e.g.)
pathogens, symbionts, and decomposers.
To become familiar with the impacts of insects and diseases on forest
ecosystems, and on the forest and wood products industries; and to discuss
management options.
To present a series of methods and approaches to the study of tree diseases
and insect pests in the forest environment.
(1) Lectures.
(2) Readings and discussions.
(3) Field trips, laboratory work, demonstrations, guest speakers, field projects,
oral and written presentations, and quizzes.
(4) There are two overnight camping trips, a 24 mile (return) canoe trip, a 6 mile
(return) hike into the Five Ponds Wilderness, a trip to the Ranger School,
Crary Mills State Park, the Ward Lumber Co., Whiteface Mt., and the
Huntington Forest.
Prerequisites: none.
Castello, J.D., and Teale, S.A. (Eds.). 2011 Forest Health: An Integrated
Perspective. Cambridge University Press. 392 p.
There are no written or field exams. Your grade will be based almost exclusively
on your ACTIVE participation in the class, lab, and field; and secondarily on
your written project reports, oral presentations, and DAILY OPEN BOOK
AND NOTE quizzes. The course is literally packed with lots of class, lab,
field work and writing, but you will learn a great deal (at least we hope so!).
We hope you enjoy it and have a good time too.
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