Brad Pinno, PhD

AssistProf, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept

Contact

AssistProf, Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Renewable Resources Dept
Phone
(780) 492-1280
Address
338B Earth Sciences Building
11223 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2E3

Overview

Research

Silviculture is generally defined as the theory and practice of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse management objectives, needs and values. The Silviculture Research Group at the University of Alberta focuses on research related to the establishment and growth of forests in the western boreal forest. The guiding question for our research is: how can silvicultural practices be refined to meet the growing demands being placed on our forests including timber production, biodiversity and other ecosystem services? This includes research on both managed and naturally established forests, intensive and extensive management practices, and current and future silvicultural practices. The three pillars of our research relate to: 1) better understanding the silvics and autecology of trees and other plants, 2) understanding the ecological drivers controlling the differential growth responses among sites and soil types, and 3) incorporating operational treatments (or disturbance severity in natural forests). We conduct mainly field based research and all of our research projects incorporate at least two of these aspects.




Teaching

Fall Field School

Silviculture

Forest Operations

Courses

REN R 101 - Introductory Forestry Field School

A general overview of the practice of Forestry. This orientation includes an introduction to basic forest measurements, forest management practices, and will include tours of a number of major forest operations in Alberta. Course runs for six days just prior to Fall registration. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Fees Payment Guide in the University Regulations and Information for Students section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021
REN R 323 - Silviculture

Forest regeneration principles and techniques; stand tending including fertilization, thinning, pruning and drainage; harvesting systems for reforestation; nursery practices; reforestation, the law and current practices. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar. Prerequisite: BIOL 208.

Fall Term 2021
REN R 423 - Advanced Silviculture

Readings, discussions and exercises on current topics in silviculture. Possible topics include: forest microsites, forest competition, plantation forestry, partial-cut systems, or intensive management. Normally offered in alternate years. Prerequisite: REN R 323.

Fall Term 2021
REN R 501 - Topics in Renewable Resources

Directed study in the multiple aspects of renewable resources. Open to fourth year or graduate students upon consent of instructor.

Fall Term 2021
REN R 722 - Silviculture

Forest regeneration principles and techniques; stand tending including fertilization, thinning, pruning and drainage; harvesting systems for reforestation; nursery practices; reforestation, the law and current practices. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 323. Requires payment of additional student instructional support fees. Refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2021
REN R 726 - Advanced Silviculture

Readings, discussions and exercises on current topics in silviculture. Possible topics include: forest microsites, forest competition, plantation forestry, partial-cut systems, or intensive management. Normally offered in alternate years. Not to be taken if credit received for REN R 423.

Fall Term 2021

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