BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-150 - Silvics and Dendrology - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-150 - Silvics and Dendrology - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
This course is a study of the life history and general characteristics of forest trees and stands, with particular reference to locality as a basis for silviculture. Identification and systematic classification of trees and site indicator plants will be emphasized. Plants with traditional values to First Nations will also form an important part of this course.
Part of the:
  • CAREER TRAINING (ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES) Department
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resource Technician Certificate - Year 1 Fall
  • Course offered:
  • Fall 2018 (September - December)
  • Prerequisites : Program admission/instructor permission.
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Master's degree in a related field. Bachelor's degree in a related field with experience will be considered.
    Office Hours: 1.5 Per week
    Contact Hours: 75
    Student Evaluation
    Procedure:
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  • identify tree species indigenous to B.C. including both Latin and common names;
  • identify shrubs, grasses, herbs, ferns, mosses and aquatic plants indigenous to B.C. using both common and Latin names;

  • determine range, preferred habitat and indicator value of plants indigenous to B.C.;
  • utilize taxonomy, dichotomous keys and classification systems for B.C. trees and indicator plants;
  • communicate effectively using appropriate biological terms and concepts;
  • compare and contrast processes of photosynthesis and respiration;
  • describe simple and complex cell and tissue structure in plants;
  • describe basic principles of genetics;
  • describe primary and secondary plant growth, hormonal control and environmental influence;
  • identify basic plant nutritional requirement;
  • describe basic evolutionary processes;
  • identify plant species indigenous to B.C.;
  • describe life cycle and general characteristics of trees; and
  • collect, preserve and label plants.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Coupe, R., MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J. et.al. Plants of Northern British Columbia. Current edition. Vancouver, B.C. Lone Pine Publishing.
  • Coupe, R., MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J. et.al. Plants of Southern British Columbia. Current edition. Vancouver, B.C. Lone Pine Publishing.
  • Coupe, R., MacKinnon, A., Pojar, J. et.al. Plants of Coastal British Columbia. Current edition. Vancouver, B.C. Lone Pine Publishing.
  • Lyons, C.P., and Merilees, B. Trees, Shrubs and Flowers to Know in British Columbia. Current edition. Vancouver, B.C. Lone Pine Publishing.
  • Starr, Cecie and Taggart, Ralph. Plant Structure and Function. Current edition. Toronto, ON. Wadsworth.
  • Klinka, K., Worrall, J., Skoda, L., and Varga, P. The Distribution and Synopsis of Ecological and Silvical Characteristics of Tree Species of BC’s Forests. Current edition. Vancouver, BC. Forest Science Department, University of British ColumbiaPublishing Co.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
     
    ENRT-150-01
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    T9:00AM - 12:00PM04 Sep 201818 Dec 2018
    TH1:30PM - 3:30PM