Summer Field Courses
FANR 4480/6480 - Species Response to Climate Change Field Study
The objective of this field course is to gather field data to support ecological modeling of species responses to climate and potential climate change. The second part is computer laboratory-based where students will update models developed in the spring course. This course is primarily a paid field research experience conducted in the Southern Appalachians where students will conduct research projects developed in the spring semester class. Two months will be spent conducting field research on vegetation, insect abundance, and bird reproduction, followed by data analysis and writing. Two weeks will be spent subsequent to the field season analyzing results and developing the final papers and presentations. Students will receive a stipend and housing and transportation will be provided during the field season. Part of a year-long program "A Bird's Eye View of Climate Change."
FORS 4850/6850 - Forest Operations Study Tour
On-site examination and analysis of active forestry operations in major wood producing regions of the world, including the southern United States, North America, and other continents. Focus on industrial forestry, including forest management, harvesting, and transportation operations as well as conversion facilities such as pulp/paper mills, sawmills, engineered wood facilities, and other wood-using plants.
Class involves a week-long field trip before the beginning of fall semester. Students are expected to pay for room and board. More info
FORS 5610/7610 - Prescribed Fire in the Forest Ecosystem
Applications of fire as a tool for forest management, species conservation, and ecosystem restoration in the southeastern coastal plain. Analysis of fuels, weather, and fire behavior. Fire effects on plants, animals, and soils in the longleaf pine ecosystem. Emphasis on field experience with prescribed burns.
The course will be taught as an intensive 6-day spring break class at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Center in Newton, GA. More info
WASR 4700/6700L - Hydrology, Geology, and Soils of Georgia
This field course focuses on the physical environment of Georgia by examining the diverse geology, soils, and surface and subsurface hydrologic processes within the state. We will travel to all of Georgia's physiographic areas, visiting mines, farms, forests, wetlands, rivers, lakes, and estuaries to explore the influence of human activities on the physical environment. More info
WILD 4280/6280 - Field Study in Natural History
Field studies to explore the ecology and natural history of plant and vertebrate communities in a variety of biomes and ecosystems. Identification and field study skills will be emphasized. More info
WILD 4600/6600 - Field Methods in Wildlife Management and Research
Field course providing personal experience in field methods used by wildlife biologists (prescribed burning, wildlife capture/handling, population assessment, radiotelemetry, habitat surveys, necropsy techniques, sample collection, etc.). More info