Sustainable Outputs from Forested Lands

Subject 220-156 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures, 30 hours of practical work
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject discusses the production of sustainable outputs from forested land. It covers both wood and non-wood forest products.

On completion of this subject, students should:

  • recognise forests as having multiple uses and the complexity of making management decisions for multi-resource forests;

  • be familiar with both wood and non-wood forest products and the marketing and sale of these forest products;

  • understand the concept of sustainable forestry; and

  • be familiar with the features and structure of hardwoods and softwoods, the conversion of logs into wood products, value adding, defects, degradation and decay of wood products.

The subject covers the areas of:

  • characteristics of world forests, developments in conservation and forest management;

  • forest management practices and trade patterns in forest products;

  • structure and features of hardwoods and softwoods, milling processes, solid and composite wood products, value adding, paper and pulp ¬≠production;

  • non-wood forest products, integrated forest management;

  • marketing forest products;

  • wood science; and

  • sustainability.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination worth 40%, and up to three projects of a maximum of 2000 words each, totalling 60%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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Related Course(s): Associate Degree in Forestry Management

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