|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Regular teaching mode at the Burnley Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 60 contact hours and approximately 60 non-contact hours
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Internet and email access|
CoordinatorMr N Collett & Mr I Smith
This subject covers the ecology, impact and management of insect pests and pathogens in forests, woodlands, plantations and urban environments. An understanding of the dynamics of pest and pathogen populations is essential in order to determine the risk they pose and to determine appropriate management actions. The increasing globalisation of trade also requires a thorough understanding of biosecurity protocols for the protection of trees in the landscape from exotic incursions and for maintaining overseas access for timber-based products.
At the completion of this subject, participants should be able to:
Define and recognise major insect pests and
Recognise the fundamentals of national and international forest health biosecurity framework and the importance of quarantine to trade for maintaining market access for forest products.
|Assessment:||Two assignments based on field/practical studies (2500 words each, 50%) and one three-hour examination (50%).|
|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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