Forestry

For more information on graduate courses offered by the Department of Forestry, please contact a program assistant.

Course NumberCourse NameDescriptionCredit Hours
FOR6043 Fire Management
FOR6123 Forest Economics
FOR6153 Forest Engineering Economics
FOR6203 Forest Mensuration
FOR6233 Multivariate Analysis
FOR6243 Statistical Methods in Forestry
FOR6280 Geographic Information Systems
FOR6281 Advanced GIS I This online course covers advanced GIS mapping and spatial analysis concepts and techniques using ArcView 9.x. Emphasizes forestry data and applications, and problem solving. 3 ch
FOR6282 Advanced GIS II This online course covers advanced spatial analysis and modelling using the ArcView 9.x Spatial Analyst extension, and the Model Builder, highlighting applications in forestry involving reclassification, overlay, and distance and connectivity functions. 3 ch
FOR6286 Systèmes d’information géographique avec ArcGIS 9.x The course presents basic concepts of geographic information systems (GIS). In particular, students will learn how to create and edit spatial data, to work with attribute tables, to find information within a GIS data base, how to present spatial data under the form of maps. The course is based on the GIS software, ArcGIS. There are no scheduled lectures and laboratories for the course as it is fully web-based. At the end of the course, students will be required to create a GIS application of their choice. Le cours est aussi disponible en francais. 3 ch
FOR6302 Advanced Optical, Thermal Infrared and Radar Remote Sensing This fully web-based course offers instruction in remote sensing methods for observing earth’s surface at different levels (ground, airplane, satellite). It allows the quantitative understanding of optical, thermal infrared and radar images as acquired by earth’s observation satellites like LANDSAT-TM, SPOT-HRV and NOAA-AVHRR and RADARSAT. It includes remote sensing applications in forestry, agriculture, geology oceanography, hydrology and environmental studies. It does not deal with photo-interpretation. As part of course requirements, students write a paper on remote sensing application specific to their area of research endeavor. Le cours est aussi disponible en français. 3 ch
FOR6303 Basics of Image Processing in Remote Sensing This course has two concurrent flows depending on the student’s interest. The first flow for anyone with experience in digital image processing, but very little or no experience in the remote sensing theory. It has an objective to provide the required skills to understand how earth’s observation digital images are produced and what are the different types of images currently available. The second flow is designed for anyone with little or no remote sensing experience. It emphasizes learning the use of digital images through environmental applications using the Geomatica image processing software by PCI Geomatics Enterprises Inc. 3 ch
FOR6304 Advanced Studies in Radar Polarimetry (RADARSAT 2 –images) Introduction to image processing methods for RADARSAT-2 images (with a particular reference to polarimetric images). The course is fully web-based. It allows the quantitative understanding of the nature of radar images and polarimetric images and how they can be processed to extract relevant information. It includes applications in forestry, agriculture, geology, oceanography, hydrology, and environmental studies. Students will be required to complete a literature review on applications of polarimetric SAR images on their choice. They will also complete a polarimetric SAR image analysis on their choice. Le cours est aussi disponible en français. 3 ch
FOR6313 Advanced Digital Image Processing in Remote Sensing This web-based course offers instruction in advanced processing methods as acquired by earth’s observation satellites like LANDSAT-TM, SPOT-HRV and NOAA-AVHRR. The course includes: characteristics of digital images; image display; pre-classification processing; image correction; image classification; spatial image processing and analysis. The course does not deal with photo-interpretation. As part of course requirements, students develop an image processing application specific to their area of research endeavor. Le course est aussi disponible en français. 3 ch
FOR6403 Tree Development
FOR6452 Ecological Modeling This course introduces students to important principles and concepts regarding ecological modeling. Specific topics deal with modeling of: element cycling in contrasting ecosystems, food chain bioaccumulation, ecosystem responses to climate change, pollutants and pollutant abatement, sustainable development. 3 ch
FOR6453 Problems in Forest Ecology
FOR6463 Advanced Silviculture
FOR6490 Tree Biochemistry and Biotechnology
FOR6493 Tree Physiology
FOR6503 Soil Physics
FOR6513 Soil Chemistry
FOR6530 Advanced Studies in Forest Soil Science
FOR6543 Forest Meterology
FOR6553 Forest Hydrology
FOR6580 Forest Fire Management
FOR6623 Insect Behavioural Ecology
FOR6633 Insect Population Dynamics
FOR6653 Forest Insect Pest Management
FOR6723 Forest Machine Design
FOR6753 Management Strategies for Forest Operations
FOR6763 Ergonomic Studies in Forestry
FOR6783 Geosynthetics - Forest Oper Systems
FOR6813 Wood Engineering
FOR6833 Management of Forestry Biodiversity This course will explore strategies used in wildlife and forest management for the maintenance of biodiversity.
FOR6843 Polymer Science and Adhesives Technology
FOR6883 Kiln Drying Wood
FOR6900 Master`s Graduate Seminar
FOR6910 PhD Graduate Seminar
FOR6913 Research Methods
FOR6920 Directed Studies
FOR6928 Independent Study
FOR6994 MFE Report
FOR6995 MScFE Thesis
FOR6996 MF Report
FOR6997 MScF Thesis
FOR6998 PhD Thesis