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Charles Kwit

Associate Professor | School of Natural Resources
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

EEB 400 - Undergraduate Research
1 - 2 credit hours

Research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours. Credit Restriction: Maximum of 4 hours may be applied toward the biological sciences major.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

EEB 407 - Senior Honors Thesis
3 credit hour(s)

Written preparation and oral presentation of faculty-supervised student research.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : EEB 400.
Registration Restriction(s): Biological sciences major/honors ecology and evolutionary biology concentration.

EEB 409 - Perspectives in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
3 credit hour(s)

Forefront considerations of ecology, behavior, and evolutionary biology. Emphasis on current developments for applications, including societal and economic impacts and moral and ethical implications. An oral presentation and a referenced library-research essay are required. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement through the 2021-2022 academic catalog: (WC).
Repeatability: May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 9 hours.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ENGL 102, ENGL 132, ENGL 290, or ENG 298.

EEB 490 - Undergraduate Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Weekly departmental research seminar presenting current research in the areas of ecology, behavior, and evolutionary biology by UT faculty and researchers from around the world. Seminar meets to discuss a paper by the Department’s weekly seminar speaker. As a result, enrollment in this course requires attendance to the Department’s weekly seminar.

Repeatability: May be repeated four times. Up to two credit hours of 490 can count toward the major. Additional hours may be petitioned for honors students.
Registration Restriction(s): Biological Sciences majors; minimum student level – Junior; consent of instructor.

EEB 593 - Independent Study
1 - 15 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.

EEB 607 - Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
1 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussion based on current literature.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

FORS 512 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Current developments in forestry. All thesis-option M.S. students must complete the course twice during their program.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt

FWF 325S - Wildlife Vegetation and Habitat
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to interactions between plants and wildlife, including species of conservation concern. Emphasis is on plant species that comprise east Tennessee’s primary wildlife habitats, and the utility of vegetation data in management. Students will be required to participate in at least one day-long field trip.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hour lecture and 1 hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BIOL 150 or BIOL 114 or FORS 214.

FWF 422R - Rare Species Biology, Conservation and Management
3 credit hour(s)

The course will provide an introduction to relevant aspects of rare species biology (concept of rarity; the development and use of rarity indices; issues of detection; in situ and ex situ methods and assisted migration), and how that information is used for conservation, management and recovery purposes. Students will apply knowledge learned in a project addressing a conservation or management priority with data provided by government agencies (e.g. USFWS). (RE) Prerequisites: BIOL 260 or FORS 215.

FWF 522 - Rare Species Biology, Conservation and Management
3 credit hour(s)

Provides an introduction to relevant aspects of rare species biology (concept of rarity; the development and use of rarity indices; issues of detection; in situ and ex situ methods and assisted migration), and how that information is used for conservation, management and recovery purposes. Students will apply knowledge learned in a project addressing a conservation or management priority with data provided by government agencies (e.g. USFWS). Credit Restriction: May not receive credit for both 422 or 422R and 522.
Recommended Background: ecology, mathematics, statistics. Registration Restriction: Minimal student level – graduate.

FWF 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques, and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Young, Timothy Mark | Graves, Christopher Austin | Poudyal, Neelam Chandra | Hodges, Donald G | Muller, Lisa Irene

FWF 612 - Seminar in Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Current issues and developments in natural resources. All natural resource doctoral students must complete 612 twice during their program of study.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt

WFS 512 - Seminar in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 credit hour(s)

Current developments in wildlife and fisheries science. All M.S. student must complete the course twice during their program.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt

WFS 593 - Independent Study in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Willcox, Emma | Buehler, David A | Gray, Matt | Muller, Lisa Irene

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G51C McCord Hall
2640 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, LSU And A & M College, 2000
  • BS, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Managemen, Univ of Wisconsin Madison*, 1992

Charles Kwit

Associate Professor | School of Natural Resources
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G51C McCord Hall
2640 Morgan Circle Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4563
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, LSU And A & M College, 2000
  • BS, Wildlife, Fish and Wildlands Science and Managemen, Univ of Wisconsin Madison*, 1992
Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

EEB 400 - Undergraduate Research
1 - 2 credit hours

Research projects under supervision of faculty.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 8 hours. Credit Restriction: Maximum of 4 hours may be applied toward the biological sciences major.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

EEB 407 - Senior Honors Thesis
3 credit hour(s)

Written preparation and oral presentation of faculty-supervised student research.

(RE) Prerequisite(s) : EEB 400.
Registration Restriction(s): Biological sciences major/honors ecology and evolutionary biology concentration.

EEB 409 - Perspectives in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
3 credit hour(s)

Forefront considerations of ecology, behavior, and evolutionary biology. Emphasis on current developments for applications, including societal and economic impacts and moral and ethical implications. An oral presentation and a referenced library-research essay are required. Writing-emphasis course. Satisfies General Education Requirement through the 2021-2022 academic catalog: (WC).
Repeatability: May be repeated with consent of instructor. Maximum 9 hours.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : ENGL 102, ENGL 132, ENGL 290, or ENG 298.

EEB 490 - Undergraduate Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Weekly departmental research seminar presenting current research in the areas of ecology, behavior, and evolutionary biology by UT faculty and researchers from around the world. Seminar meets to discuss a paper by the Department’s weekly seminar speaker. As a result, enrollment in this course requires attendance to the Department’s weekly seminar.

Repeatability: May be repeated four times. Up to two credit hours of 490 can count toward the major. Additional hours may be petitioned for honors students.
Registration Restriction(s): Biological Sciences majors; minimum student level – Junior; consent of instructor.

EEB 593 - Independent Study
1 - 15 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.

EEB 607 - Seminar in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
1 credit hour(s)

Readings and discussion based on current literature.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 15 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

FORS 512 - Seminar
1 credit hour(s)

Current developments in forestry. All thesis-option M.S. students must complete the course twice during their program.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt

FWF 325S - Wildlife Vegetation and Habitat
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to interactions between plants and wildlife, including species of conservation concern. Emphasis is on plant species that comprise east Tennessee’s primary wildlife habitats, and the utility of vegetation data in management. Students will be required to participate in at least one day-long field trip.

Contact Hour Distribution: 2 hour lecture and 1 hour lab.
(RE) Prerequisite(s) : BIOL 150 or BIOL 114 or FORS 214.

FWF 422R - Rare Species Biology, Conservation and Management
3 credit hour(s)

The course will provide an introduction to relevant aspects of rare species biology (concept of rarity; the development and use of rarity indices; issues of detection; in situ and ex situ methods and assisted migration), and how that information is used for conservation, management and recovery purposes. Students will apply knowledge learned in a project addressing a conservation or management priority with data provided by government agencies (e.g. USFWS). (RE) Prerequisites: BIOL 260 or FORS 215.

FWF 522 - Rare Species Biology, Conservation and Management
3 credit hour(s)

Provides an introduction to relevant aspects of rare species biology (concept of rarity; the development and use of rarity indices; issues of detection; in situ and ex situ methods and assisted migration), and how that information is used for conservation, management and recovery purposes. Students will apply knowledge learned in a project addressing a conservation or management priority with data provided by government agencies (e.g. USFWS). Credit Restriction: May not receive credit for both 422 or 422R and 522.
Recommended Background: ecology, mathematics, statistics. Registration Restriction: Minimal student level – graduate.

FWF 590 - Advanced Topics in Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries
1 - 3 credit hours

Recent advances and concepts, research techniques, and analysis of current problems.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.
Registration Permission: Consent of instructor.

Other Instructors: Young, Timothy Mark | Graves, Christopher Austin | Poudyal, Neelam Chandra | Hodges, Donald G | Muller, Lisa Irene

FWF 612 - Seminar in Natural Resources
1 credit hour(s)

Current issues and developments in natural resources. All natural resource doctoral students must complete 612 twice during their program of study.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 3 hours.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt

WFS 512 - Seminar in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 credit hour(s)

Current developments in wildlife and fisheries science. All M.S. student must complete the course twice during their program.

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 2 hours.

Other Instructors: Gray, Matt

WFS 593 - Independent Study in Wildlife and Fisheries Science
1 - 4 credit hours

Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.

Other Instructors: Willcox, Emma | Buehler, David A | Gray, Matt | Muller, Lisa Irene