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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Regular teaching mode at the Creswick Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 48 hours of lectures, practical work and tutorials |
Total Time Commitment: 96 hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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
CoordinatorDr M Tausz & Dr S Arndt
This subject will provide a broad understanding of functional tree biology. Modern forest science, ecology and management relies on tools and models based on functional parameters of trees, e. g. in forest growth modelling, estimating water use by forests, assessing risks by environmental extremes, quantifying carbon sequestration by forests etc. Masters level forest scientists are expected to adequately and critically interpret such scenarios and outputs, a task that can only be achieved by the fundamental understanding of how the main forest resource - trees - work.
By the end of the subject students should:
Recognise the importance of trees in ecosystems in general and value the inherent beauty of trees as an organism.
|Assessment:||One assignment of 3,000 words (60%) and one two-hour examination (40%).|
|Recommended Texts:||Lambers, H. (1998) Plant Physiological Ecology. Springer, New York.|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.forests.unimelb.edu.au/subjects.html|
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