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Range Science

 


The frequency the course is offered may appear at the end of the description. F = Fall, S = Spring, SS = Summer Session. Terms presented in a fraction indicate course is offered alternate years. F/2 = every other Fall semester. F/E = Fall Semester even numbered years.

 

Class Name and Description

Credits

RNG 225 - Natural Resource & Agro-Ecosystems
Introduction to scientific theories and their relation to natural resources and agriculture. Influence of these theories on current perspectives toward the environment. 3 lectures. Cross-listed with NRM.

3

RNG 326 - Modeling of Range and Agro-Ecosystems Introduction and applications of systems analysis and simulation modeling to agriculture, biology, range ecology, and natural resources management. 2 lectures, 1 two-hour laboratory. (even years)

3

RNG 336 - Introduction to Range Management Principles of range management which include plant identification, range evaluation, and range improvement. 3 lectures. F

3

RNG 450 - Range Plants Identification, distribution, and forage value of important U.S. range plants. 1 lecture, 2 two-hour laboratories. Prereq: BOT 314. Cross-listed with BOT. F {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 650.}

3

RNG 452 - Geographic Information Systems in Range Survey Analysis of methods for determining range composition, condition, and productivity. Emphasis will be given to the use of Geographic Information Systems.  3 lectures. Prereq: RNG 336. F (odd years) {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 652.}

3

RNG 453 - Rangeland Resources Watershed Management Study of the management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and restorative strategies in a rangeland setting. Prereq: RNG 336 or NRM 225. Cross-listed with NRM. {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 653.}

3

RNG 454 - Wetland Resources Management Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement. Prereq: RNG 336. F/E (Fall semester - even years) {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 654.}

3

RNG 456 - Range Habitat Management Study of specific techniques and systems approaches to maintenance and improvement of rangeland ecosystems. 3 lectures. Prereq: RNG 336. S (odd years) {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 656.}

3

RNG 458 - Grazing Ecology Grazing processes and systems and their effects on plants and herbivores. 3 lectures. Prereq: RNG 336. S (even years) {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 658.}

3

RNG 460 - Plant Ecology Ecological structure, processes, and patterns observed with plant communities and populations as influenced by environmental conditions. Illustrations provided with local fieldwork. Prereq: BIOL 151, 151L. Cross-listed with BOT. {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 660.}

3

RNG 462 - Rangeland Planning and Analysis Developing the basics of planning and the use of advanced planning tools for managing public and private rangelands. Prereq: RNG 336, 456/656 or 458/658. {Also offered for graduate credit - see RNG 662.}

3

RNG 650 - Range Plants Identification, distribution, and forage value of important U.S. range plants. 1 lecture, 2 two-hour laboratories. Prereq: BOT 314. Cross-listed with BOT. F {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 450.}

3

RNG 652 - Geographic Information Systems in Range Survey Analysis of methods for determining range composition, condition, and productivity. Emphasis will be given to the use of Geographic Information Systems. 3 lectures. Prereq: RNG 336. F (odd years) {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 452.}

3

RNG 653 - Rangeland Resources Watershed Management Study of the management of physical/biological settings and processes along with human activities on water and watersheds considering preventative and restorative strategies in a rangeland setting. Prereq: RNG 336 or NRM 225. Cross-listed with NRM. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 453.}

3

RNG 654 - Wetland Resources Management Principles of wetland systems, wetland management, wetland functions, wetland assessment, and wetland improvement. Prereq: RNG 336.    F/E (Fall semester - even years)  {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 454.}

3

RNG 656 - Range Habitat Management Study of specific techniques and systems approaches to maintenance and improvement of rangeland ecosystems. 3 lectures. Prereq: RNG 336. S (odd years) {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 456.}

3

RNG 658 - Grazing Ecology Grazing processes and systems and their effects on plants and herbivores. 3 lectures. Prereq: RNG 336. S (even years) {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 458.}

3

RNG 660 - Plant Ecology Ecological structure, processes, and patterns observed with plant communities and populations as influenced by environmental conditions.  Illustrations provided with local fieldwork. Prereq: BIOL 151, 151L. Cross-listed with BOT. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 460.}

3

RNG 662 - Rangeland Planning and Analysis Developing the basics of planning and the use of advanced planning tools for managing public and private rangelands. Prereq: RNG 336, 456/656 and 458/658. {Also offered for undergraduate credit - see RNG 462.}

3

RNG 716 - Agrostology Identification and description of U.S. grasses and grass-like plants. 2 lectures, 2 two-hour laboratories. Prereq: BOT 314. Cross-listed with BOT. F (even years)

3

RNG 717 - Aquatic Vascular Plants Identification and description of aquatic vascular plants. 1 lecture, 2 two-hour laboratories. Prereq: BOT 314. Cross-listed with BOT. F (odd years)

2

RNG 765 - Analysis Of Ecosystems Introduction to advanced statistical techniques to evaluate plant communities, plant-animal interactions, and plant-soil relationships. Emphasis on multivariate analysis. 2 lectures, 1 two-hour laboratory. Prereq: STAT 330. S (even years)

3

 

Contact:
Kevin Sedivec, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Leader
Range Sciences
Morrill Hall, Room 201B
701.231.7647
kevin.sedivec@ndsu.edu

 

 

 

 

 


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Range Science Program
School of Natural Resources Science
North Dakota State University
Phone: +1 (701) 231-8901 - Fax: (701) 231-7861
Campus address: Walster Hall 106
Mailing address: Dept 7680 PO Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050
Page manager: Barb Magnusson

Last Updated: Thursday, November 14, 2013 4:52:19 PM