NASP12 Course Content

This is the list of pre-readings for NASP12. A link to the .pdf of each of the readings or link to the video is provided below. You are responsible for downloading, printing, and reading them before your arrival in Cloquet. Please bring the readings with you-- we will provide a binder large enough to organize them.


Background Readings:

Background Lecture Content:

Refer to the NASP YouTube playlist: http://z.umn.edu/NASPvideos. Although some video content will be a review, we expect you to be familiar with it - in general, we will not cover this content again in class.


Week 1 Readings:

Monday July 16

Silvics and Tree Growth (Windmuller-Campione and Sagor)

  • Background reading and background lecture content as described above

Forest Health and Disturbances (Russell)

Communication Skills (Rodman/Sagor)

  • TBD

Discussion/Critique Assignment (Windmuller-Campione)

  • Reading distributed in class on 7/16

Tuesday July 17

Geology, Landforms, Soils (Grigal)

Hydrology and Watersheds (Karwan)

Wednesday July 18

All Day Integrated Fieldtrip

  • None

Thursday July 19

Measuring Ecosystem Attributes (Sagor)

Landscape Ecology (Knight)

Genetics (David)

Friday July 20

Genetics (David)

  • see readings for Thursday

Peer reviewed Literature Presentations and Discussion (Windmuller-Campione and Sagor)

  • none

Saturday July 21

All Day Integrated Field Trip

  • none


Week 2 Readings:

Monday July 23

Climate Change and Silvicultural Strategies (Swanson and Nagel)

Forest Growth, Productivity, and Stand Dynamics (Windmuller-Campione)

Tuesday July 24

Tree Physiology (Montgomery)

Wednesday July 25

All Day Integrated Field Trip

Thursday July 26

Fire Ecology (Varner)

Forest Ecology Wrap-up (Windmuller-Campione)

none

Friday July 27

Final Exams and Wrap-up

none

Additional course resources (mentioned during course):

Links to critique assignment papers