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The central question of this course: “why study wood?” If “why study wood” is the question, one answer would be that it is the only raw material available to us that is truly renewable in human life span terms. Wood is as important to society today as it ever was, despite the development of many man-made substitute materials, changing resource availability, and the changing needs of society. Some items on the list of wood products stay the same (lumber, plywood and veneer for building construction, furniture, shipping pallets & crates and other containers & packaging materials, railroad ties, utility poles, chemical feed stocks, etc), but the list also keeps changing to meet new needs and challenges as the resource changes. In short, wood is a far more diverse, green, and renewable resource than you might have imagined. Join us to learn about the important role of wood in human history, civilization, and our future. By the end of the course, learners will be able to: - describe wood as a raw material and its critical importance to the world economy, and the lives of the people that make that economy work. - identify the projected trend for wood consumption to continue to grow in the coming years, despite the image of wood as a "low tech" material. - identify the ways in which wood's properties can lead to its efficient and sustainable use. -identify wood's positive role in boosting the world economy and ability to lead to unexpected vocations....
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English

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Welcome and Global Use

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Reading
8 vidéos (Total 52 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Book Recommendations8 min
Organization Recommendations5 min
Forest Cover and Harvests: Part A4 min
Forest Cover and Harvests: Part B6 min
Comparing Fuel Values2 min
Managing Forests8 min
Harvesting Wood12 min
Reading4 lectures
About Names10 min
Commercial Species10 min
Hardwoods vs Softwoods10 min
Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Woods10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 1 Quiz18 min

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Section
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3 heures pour terminer

Basic Wood Science

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Reading
10 vidéos (Total 57 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Wood Structure & Moisture Content: Part B8 min
Wood Structure & Moisture Content: Part C6 min
Wood Challenges and Solutions4 min
Solving the Riddle3 min
Stress Tests3 min
Anisotropic Nature of Wood5 min
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part A7 min
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part B5 min
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part C7 min
Reading7 lectures
Moisture and Normal Wood Behavior10 min
Moisture Relations & Physical Properties of Wood10 min
Drying & Control of Moisture Content & Dimensional Changes10 min
Wood Qualities10 min
Stress in Wood10 min
Estimating Dimensional Changes10 min
A Rotten Shame. 1985 Phipps Conservatory Wood Repairs Need Redoing10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 2 Quiz40 min

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Section
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2 heures pour terminer

Wood Products

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Reading
9 vidéos (Total 67 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video9 vidéos
Andrew White: Guitar, Part B9 min
Andrew White: Guitar, Part C8 min
Solid Wood Flooring4 min
Engineered Wood Flooring: Part A9 min
Engineered Wood Flooring: Part B9 min
Modern/Engineered Wood Products: Part A5 min
Modern/Engineered Wood Products: Part B6 min
Making Engineered Wood Products4 min
Reading4 lectures
Wood Products: Introducing Andrew White10 min
CITES: The Lacey Act10 min
Engineered Wood Composites10 min
Historic Glued-Laminated Arches Evaluated for Structural Quality10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 3 Quiz28 min

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Wood and the Environment

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Reading
10 vidéos (Total 56 min), 7 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
Climate Science: Part B7 min
Life Cycle Analysis3 min
Life Cycle Analysis of Railroad Ties4 min
Invasive Species: Part A9 min
Invasive Species: Part B8 min
Land Use4 min
Impact of Supply and Demand8 min
Sustainable Management4 min
Bonus: Outtakes2 min
Reading7 lectures
Understanding the Carbon Cycle; Readings from NASA.10 min
reThink Wood: Life Cycle Assessment10 min
CORRIM Fact Sheet: The Role of Forests, Management, and Forest Products on Carbon Mitigation10 min
Tree-of-Heaven: Ailanthus altissima10 min
Demand and Sustainability10 min
Forests and Population Growth10 min
Bonus: Outtakes10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Module 4 Quiz22 min
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par MMApr 24th 2018

Very imformative, very engaging, very inspiring!\n\nAn awesome course to be taken and the knowledge shared here is simply shocking and usefull.\n\nTHANK YOU.

par KKMar 26th 2018

Great course for introduction to forestry with many information about wood science. GREAT teachers !

Enseignants

Lawrence Osborn

Research Associate
Davis College Division of Forestry & Natural Resources

Jeffrey Slahor

Research Instructor
Davis College Division of Forestry & Natural Resources

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