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Graduate Minors

-- Renewable Natural Resources

Goal:

The School offers a graduate minor in Renewable Natural Resources. The goal of this minor is to allow students to gain knowledge in a specific area of natural resources ecology, a better understanding of the various factors that impact renewable natural resource production, and the principles, strategies, and techniques that have been developed to conserve and manage these resources.

Degree Recognition:

Degree Transcripts: Line denoting completion of minor degree requirements if requested by student.

Minor Advisosr:

Each student must find a SRNR Graduate Faculty member willing to serve as the minor professor on the student’s graduate committee.

Curriculum:

Together with the minor professor, the student will develop a four-course, 12 semester hour (minimum) curriculum based on student interests and background. Within this 12-hour requirement, 9 hours must be formal (excluding RNR 7029 – Advanced Topics in Renewable Natural Resources, and RNR 8900 – Research Problems in Natural Resources) courses offered by the School of Renewable Natural Resources, 6 of which must be at the 7000 level or above

For More Information:

CONTACT:

Dr. William E. Kelso
F. O. Bateman Professor of Renewable Natural Resources
Associate Director and Graduate Coordinator
118 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: 225-578-4176
email: wkelso@lsu.edu



-- Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration

Goal:

The School of Renewable Natural Resources is one of five departments that jointly offers a Minor in “Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration” that is open to all graduate students at LSU. The goal of this minor is to instill in students a strong understanding of concepts in wetland ecology and restoration as well as to demonstrate the multidisciplinary nature of wetland ecology and restoration. This minor is intended for graduate students whose thesis or dissertation research addresses some aspect of wetland ecology or restoration. An interdepartmental wetland approach encourages graduate students to complete wetland courses within their department as well as wetland courses from other departments. Such mixing benefits students and faculty.

Degree Recognition:

Thesis/Dissertation: Line on cover page denoting M.S./Ph.D. degree with a “Minor in Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration”.

Degree Transcripts: Line denoting the completion of degree requirements for the “Minor in Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration".

Coordinating Committee:

The minor is governed by a Coordinating Committee consisting of the Chairs/Directors, or their designees, of all departments and/or schools that

  1. offer at least six hours of Approved Wetland Courses, and
  2. desire a seat on the Coordinating Committee. Chairmanship rotates annually among all departments represented on the Coordinating Committee.

The Coordinating Committee advertises the minor to potential and enrolled graduate students, considers requests to add or remove courses from the list of Approved Wetland Courses, considers requests to add or remove departments/schools from the Coordinating Committee, and administers the awarding of the minor to graduate students. of:

The Coordinating Committee meets at least annually and reports enrollment and graduation to the Graduate Council at least annually. As of January 2012, the Coordinating Committee consists of:

  • Chair, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
  • Chair, Department of Geology and Geophysics
  • Director, School of Renewable Natural Resources

Curriculum:

The curriculum for the minor in Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration is the same for Master’s and Ph.D. students. All students must take at least 12 hours of Approved Wetland Courses with at least four hours from different groups. At least 3 of the 12 hours must be a 7000 or 8000 level course; none of the hours can be taken on a pass/fail basis. Students must earn a minimum grade of B in all minor courses.

See departmental websites for specific course descriptions.

New or existing courses may be substituted after approval by the student’s committee and the Coordinating Committee.

The form used to verify that a student has completed all coursework required to earn the Minor in Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration is linked HERE. (updated Jan 2012)


Course Credit Hours Course Title
Group A: Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering
BE 4383 3 Natural Resource Engineering
BE 7304 3 Advanced Natural Resources Engineering
Group B: Department of Biological Sciences
BIOL 4020 4 Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants
BIOL 4308 3 Plants in Coastal Environments
Group C: Department of Geology and Geophysics
GEOL 4081 3 Chemical Oceanography
GEOL 4164 3 Deltaic Geology
GEOL 7032 3 Fluvial Processes and Systems
GEOL 7132 3 Dynamics of Sedimentation
Group D: School of Plant Environmental and Soil Sciences
AGRO 4078 3 Land Use Planning and Land Management
AGRO 7165 3 Biogeochemistry of Wetland Soils and Sediments
Group E: School of Renewable Natural Resources
RNR 4020 3 Taxonomy and Ecology of Wetland Plants
RNR 4013 4 Ecology and Management of Wetland Wildlife
RNR 4033 4 Silviculture and Management of Hardwoods
RNR 7012 3 Ecology and Management of Waterfowl
RNR 7017 4 Restoration and Management of Wetland Function
RNR 7018 4 Habitat Management Principles
RNR 7151 4 Watershed Hydrology and Floodplain Analyses


For More Information:

CONTACT:

Dr. Andy Nyman
Coordinator of Interdepartmental Studies in Wetland Ecology and Restoration
327 Renewable Natural Resources Bldg
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

phone: 225-578-4220
email: jnyman@lsu.edu

revised: 07-Feb-2019 7:05