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Unit description

Introduces students to the theory and practice of forest science. Provides an overview of major forest types and management objectives. Introduces practices of planning and operational infrastructure required for major forest management objectives.

Unit content

1. Introduction to Forest Science; natural and planted; management objectives.

2. Forest diversity: Biogeography, Structure and Classification

3. Measuring individual trees

4. Measuring forests: stands and biodiversity carbon

5. Planted Forests; farm forestry, commercial plantations

6. Native Forest management: conservation, wood and non-wood forest products value chains

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the structure, distribution and complexity of forest ecosystems
2apply forest measurement techniques for wood and carbon
3deomnstrate an understanding of the main tenure and forest management objectives of major forest ecosystems
4analyse forest value chains and implication for forest management.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the structure, distribution and complexity of forest ecosystems
  2. apply forest measurement techniques for wood and carbon
  3. deomnstrate an understanding of the main tenure and forest management objectives of major forest ecosystems
  4. analyse forest value chains and implication for forest management.

Teaching and assessment

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