Brief Description of the Major Field
The major field caters to the objectives of the College in
Bachelor of Science graduates in Forestry, Environment, Biology, Agriculture, Management.
With climate change requiring mitigation and adaptation, the science and technology needed can be provided by the graduate program.
Areas of specialization:
MF and MS: Forest Botany, Forest Ecology, Forest Entomology, Forest Genetics, Forest Pathology, Forest Physiology
PhD: Forest Ecology, Forest Entomology, Forest Pathology, Forest Physiology
Foundation courses: FBS 161, FBS 136, BIO 30, STAT 164 or FRM 167 for PhD.
All graduate students in the department are required to register FBS 299 (Graduate Seminar) after 1 year of residence and should present a seminar paper on a topic related to the proposed thesis/dissertation.
Forest Biological Sciences
FBS 204. Architecture of Tropical Trees (3). Analysis of tropical trees; architectural models and ecological strategies; and applications of tree architecture. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 4 and FBS 36 or COI. (1)
FBS 228. Insects in Relation to Plant Diseases (3). Insect transmission and dissemination of plant pathogens; insect-pathogen-plant relationships. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. 6 units in ENT and 6 units in PPTH or equivalent. (1)
FBS 229. Principles of Forest Entomology (3). Principles involved in forest and forest products protection, survey methods, analysis and identification of causal agents, evaluation of hazards and losses. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 127. (2)
FBS 230. Advanced Forest Tree Physiology (3). The physical and mineral requirements of forest trees. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 31 or BOT 20. (1,2)
FBS 240. Phytopathological Methods (3). Laboratory techniques used in growing fungi, studying their physiology, and principles of bioassay. Field techniques used in the study of tree diseases. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. FBS 41 or FBS 42. (1)
FBS 241. Advance Forest Pathology (3). Advanced studies in forest pathology and forest products pathology. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 41 or FBS 42. (1)
FBS 242. Control of Forest Tree Diseases (3). Theories and practices in the control of pathogens affecting forest trees. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. FBS 41 and Organic Chemistry. (2)
FBS 244. Advanced Forest Mycology I (3). Mycomycetes, Phycomycetes, Fungi Imperfecti: Review of selected literature and laboratory training in identification. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. FBS 140. (2)
FBS 245. Advanced Forest Mycology II (3). Ascomycetes and basidiomycetes. Review of selected literature and laboratory training in identification. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. FBS 140. (1)
FBS 256. Photomicrography (3). Chemistry of photography. Techniques of making photomicrographs of biological materials. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. Organic Chemistry and FBS 151 or its equivalent. (2)
FBS 268/MBB 268. Molecular Phylogenetics (3). Applications of molecular biological techniques and molecular data to inferences of phylogenetics patterns and evolutionary processes, and to analysis of toponomic groups of organisms. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 101 and any basic course in systematics ( BOT 140, ZOO 140, ENT 140 or FBS 167). (2)
FBS 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1,2)
FBS 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2)
FBS 299. Graduate Seminar (1). (1,2) Forestry
FOR 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2,S)
FOR 400. Doctoral Dissertation (12). (1,2,S)