Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
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This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 hours |
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Some background in plant ecology and plant biodiversity, and soil and water science is strongly recommended. Students are normally expected to have completed one or more 2nd year ecology, biology and/or soil science subjects. Interested students should contact the coordinator for advice
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Forest Systems integrates aspects of forest knowledge and forest biology taught in subjects leading to the Bachelor of Science Forest Science Major in which it is the capstone subject. At a global scale forests are managed by societies in a wide range of ways that reflect the needs of people and their aspirations for the environment. Starting with concepts of forest productivity and biological diversity, the nature and functioning of forests is developed as a basis for understanding the ecosystem services forests provide. The subject then examines forests from social, economic and biological perspectives to develop a framework for valuing forest ecosystem services. This understanding is then applied in the context of different cultures to illustrate the value of forest ecosystem services within different social and economic contexts. The subject is taught throughout Semester 2 and includes two 1-day field trips during the teaching period and a 2-day field trip in the mid semester break. This field trip will be run in residence at the University’s Creswick Campus from where visits to a variety of forests in western Victoria will be conducted. Transport and accommodation are provided, students self cater.
At the completion of this subject, students will have achieved the following objectives:
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Forest Science |
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
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