FOR 520, Forest Stand Dynamics, is a course that explores how forest stands develop
and change through time. Emphasis is placed on the biological mechanisms that drive
the stand development process and on management applications. Special attention
is given to the role of disturbances, both natural and anthropogenic.
Each year, the students develop podcasts related to a topic of interest related
to stand development patterns. Below are the names of the Spring 2012 students and
their podcast titles. We hope you enjoy their work!
- Becket DeChant: The mountain pine beetle (Dendroctontus ponderosae) outbreak
in British Columbia and its effects on Canadian forests
- Joshua Giles: Small-scale clearcuts and stand dynamics
- Betsy Goodrich: Historical and current fire regimes in mixed conifer forests
in Southwestern U.S.
- Serra Hoagland:Why foresters and wildlife managers should hang out: a memoir
of not-so-tall tales
- Eli Jensen: Phototropism and Gravitropism in Stand Development
- Christian Larson: The introduction of Melaleuca in Florida, A brief overview
- Sharalyn Peterson: Mangrove adaptations and their role in the stand dynamics
of the species
- Rob Strahan: Understory community responses to forest restoration alternatives
in ponderosa pine forests
- Jeremy Ulrey: Response to Even-aged Management on the Allegheny Plateau