Sep 18 2014
FES 605 — CRN TBA (FES 505 course — CRN TBA)
‘Global Forest Ecology and Climatology’
Meeting time: TR 1100-1150
Meeting place: Peavy 104
Instructor: Christopher Still, 321 Richardson, 737-4086, email@example.com, http://fes.forestry.oregonstate.edu/faculty/still-chris
The focus of this course is will be on climate and forests at a range of scales. The first hour (Tuesday 11-1150am) will be a wide-ranging discussion of a recent or classic paper in the broad fields of ecology, climatology, biogeography, and ecosystem physiology, with a focus on processes and patterns that manifest at regional to continental to global scales. Enrolled graduate students will lead paper selection and discussions. Non-graduate students, including postdocs, FRAs, and faculty from across OSU are invited to attend this first hour. The second hour (Thursday 11-1150am) will be limited to graduate students and will focus on issues raised in the paper discussion and will include structured lectures and exercises.
Relevant readings will be given each week and should be read before class for discussion.
Letter grades will be assigned.