课程信息
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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Globe

100% 在线课程

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
Beginner Level

初级

Clock

完成时间大约为8 小时

建议:6 hours/week
Comment Dots

English

字幕:English

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Welcome and Global Use

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Reading
8 videos (Total 52 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video8 videos
Book Recommendations8m
Organization Recommendations5m
Forest Cover and Harvests: Part A4m
Forest Cover and Harvests: Part B6m
Comparing Fuel Values2m
Managing Forests8m
Harvesting Wood12m
Reading4 readings
About Names10m
Commercial Species10m
Hardwoods vs Softwoods10m
Characteristics and Availability of Commercially Important Woods10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 1 Quiz18m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Basic Wood Science

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Reading
10 videos (Total 57 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Wood Structure & Moisture Content: Part B8m
Wood Structure & Moisture Content: Part C6m
Wood Challenges and Solutions4m
Solving the Riddle3m
Stress Tests3m
Anisotropic Nature of Wood5m
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part A7m
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part B5m
Wood Decay and Preservation: Part C7m
Reading7 readings
Moisture and Normal Wood Behavior10m
Moisture Relations & Physical Properties of Wood10m
Drying & Control of Moisture Content & Dimensional Changes10m
Wood Qualities10m
Stress in Wood10m
Estimating Dimensional Changes10m
A Rotten Shame. 1985 Phipps Conservatory Wood Repairs Need Redoing10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 2 Quiz40m

3

Section
Clock
2 hours to complete

Wood Products

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Reading
9 videos (Total 67 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Andrew White: Guitar, Part B9m
Andrew White: Guitar, Part C8m
Solid Wood Flooring4m
Engineered Wood Flooring: Part A9m
Engineered Wood Flooring: Part B9m
Modern/Engineered Wood Products: Part A5m
Modern/Engineered Wood Products: Part B6m
Making Engineered Wood Products4m
Reading4 readings
Wood Products: Introducing Andrew White10m
CITES: The Lacey Act10m
Engineered Wood Composites10m
Historic Glued-Laminated Arches Evaluated for Structural Quality10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 3 Quiz28m

4

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Wood and the Environment

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Reading
10 videos (Total 56 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
Video10 videos
Climate Science: Part B7m
Life Cycle Analysis3m
Life Cycle Analysis of Railroad Ties4m
Invasive Species: Part A9m
Invasive Species: Part B8m
Land Use4m
Impact of Supply and Demand8m
Sustainable Management4m
Bonus: Outtakes2m
Reading7 readings
Understanding the Carbon Cycle; Readings from NASA.10m
reThink Wood: Life Cycle Assessment10m
CORRIM Fact Sheet: The Role of Forests, Management, and Forest Products on Carbon Mitigation10m
Tree-of-Heaven: Ailanthus altissima10m
Demand and Sustainability10m
Forests and Population Growth10m
Bonus: Outtakes10m
Quiz1 practice exercises
Module 4 Quiz22m
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Top Reviews

By 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.

By KKMar 26th 2018

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

Instructors

Lawrence Osborn

Research Associate

Jeffrey Slahor

Research Instructor

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