BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

ENRT-272 - Forest Ecology - 5.00 Credits

ENRT-272 - Forest Ecology - 5.00 Credits

Course Details
In this course students will develop a practical working knowledge of living organisms that affect the health of the forest. This course will concentrate on the reasons why the natural and sometime unnatural presence of insects, fungi, noxious plants and vertebrates can adversely affect our management objectives for the forest. Consideration is given to the beneficial roles played by these organisms in the ecosystem and the ways in which these roles can be upset by human intervention. Emphasis will be placed on getting to know how these functions affect forest ecosystems. Emphasis will also be placed on the recognition of existing and potential pest problems in the field.
Part of the:
  • Available/Required in the following Programs:
  • Environmental Resources Technology Diploma - Year 2 Spring
  • Course offered:
  • Spring 2024 (January - April)
  • Spring 2025 (January - April)
  • Prerequisites : ENRT 170,
    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
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:
  • describe anatomy of insects and select vertebrate as well as organ systems in regard to structure and form;

  • identify forest diseases, insects and other pests;

  • recommend remedial action plans to mitigate damage caused by forest pests;

  • communicate forest health factors efficiently and effectively to a variety of audiences;

  • recognize and identify stand level damage agents;

  • prepare, implement and supervise hazard assessment, analysis and abatement (under supervision);

  • recognize common regional insects and vegetation diseases;

  • describe the importance of forest insects and disease on wildlife and recreation interests;

  • identify forest protection issues and recommend management strategies;

  • recommend stand management practices;

  • select land use based on ecosystem characteristics;

  • predict effects of forest management systems on ecosystems; and

  • identify potential environmental impacts of forest management activity.
  • Text and Materials:
  • Romoser, William S., and Stoffolano, John G. The Science of Entomology. Current edition. William C. Brown Publications.
  • Other Resources:
    Transfer Credits: For more information visit: www.bctransferguide.ca
    Other Information:
    Current Course Offerings:
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    TH9:00AM - 12:00PM08 Jan 202419 Apr 2024
    TH1:00PM - 3:00PM  
    DaysTimeStart DateEnd Date
    W9:00AM - 12:00PM06 Jan 202517 Apr 2025
    W2:00PM - 4:00PM