Laura Lhotka

Laura Lhotka

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Laura Lhotka

Academic Coordinator

Staff
108 Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073

Last Revised: Jun 21st, 2023

Education

Ph.D., Forestry, Auburn University, 2006
M.S., Rural Sociology, Auburn University, 2001
B.S., Environmental Science, Auburn University, 1998

Course Instruction

FOR 255: Forest Fire (1)
Course Description: Basic wildland fire behavior including factors that impact the start and spread of wildfires. Learn foundational skills needed for wildland firefighters. Topics also include an introduction to the incident command and incident management systems. A day-long field day is required as part of the course.

Term(s) Taught: Spring
FOR 285: Communication & Professional Development in Forestry & Natural Resources I (1)
Course Description: Course provides students with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively in a variety of professional situations. Leaders from the forestry sector will meet with students in open seminar settings to discuss various internship and career opportunities, job requirements, and career paths. A key component of these presentations will emphasize the ideas, concepts, and skill sets students need to succeed in various forestry careers.

Term(s) Taught: Fall
FOR 286: Communication & Professional Development in Forestry & Natural Resources II (1)
Course Description: The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to communicate effectively, written and orally, in a variety of professional settings. Students will meet with forestry and natural resource professionals at their place of business, professional conferences, and in class.

Term(s) Taught: Spring
FOR 400: Human Dimensions of Forestry and Natural Resources (3)
Course Description: Prereq: This course is approved to fulfill the Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) for forestry majors. To receive GCCR credit for this course, you must 1) already have sophomore status (completed 30 credit hours), 2) earn an average grade of C or better on the designated Composition and Communication intensive assignments, and 3) complete this course and the other approved GCCR course, FOR 480. This course provides partial credit for the written component of the GCCR for the forestry major in conjunction with FOR 480. Credit from this course applies to the following programs: Undergraduate In an issues based format, students will study and write about societal trends and their impact on natural systems, the disconnect between society and nature, wildlife-human interactions, as well as problems related to globalization and urbanization. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

Term(s) Taught: Fall

Contact Information

Thomas Poe Cooper Building 730 Rose Street Lexington, KY 40546-0073