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2020 unit offering information will be available in September 2019

Unit aim

Considers plantation forests in a worldwide context as native forests become increasingly protected. Plantations provide environmental protection, carbon sequestration and wood for human use. This course uses a general teaching approach to introduce the science behind the technologies involved in sustainable management of plantations of both native and exotic species.

Unit content

  • Policies and ethos surrounding the approach today to plantation forestry
  • Choice of species and suitability of sites for plantation establishment
  • Nursery practices, site cultivation, planting and post-planting tending
  • Nutritional management of plantations
  • Thinning and pruning practice
  • Pests and diseases
  • Breeding strategies
  • Breeding strategies
  • Mixed-species plantations

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • The book will be used directly by students from the first week of the teaching session. It is essential to have a copy by the start of the session. Note that the 1st edition of the book is out of date and you should avoid references to it. You can purchase the 2nd edition from internet booksellers and perhaps from the University Co-op Bookshop on the Lismore campus. The website Booko (http://www.booko.com.au/) allows you to find the best price available from internet booksellers: West, PW, 2014, Growing Plantation Forests, 2nd edn, Springer International Publishing, Switzerland. ISBN: 978-3-319-01826-3.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Lismore

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Laboratory session 3 hours (6 weeks)
Field work 8 hours (once)
Assessment
Report27%
Report28%
Quiz45%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 4 hours (12 weeks)
Field work 8 (once)
Assessment
Report27%
Report28%
Quiz45%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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International

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