Silviculture

Subject 220-163 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Thirty hours of lectures and 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 introduces the concept of silvicultural systems and how they are applied to forests for satisfying management objectives. On completion of this subject, students should:

  • understand the range of silvicultural techniques available for forest ¬≠management;

  • understand the application of silvicultural systems to forests;

  • be able to assist with the planning and supervision of silvicultural operations in the field; and

  • understand the management of plantations and native forests for wood production.

The subject covers:

  • forest policy relevant to silviculture;

  • silvicultural system design for meeting management objectives;

  • implementation of silvicultural designs;

  • operational considerations for silvicultural systems; and

  • pest, weed and disease management.

Assessment: A 2-hour examination worth 40%, and two 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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