Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:October, - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 hours delivered in a two week teaching block |
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 Nick Collett
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:
Several small daily "quizzes" - 20%, Literature review assignment (2000 words) - 30%, Major assignment (3500 words) - 50%.
Elliott, H.J., Ohmart, C.P. and Wylie, F.R. (1998). Insect pests of Australian Forests: Ecology and Management. Inkata Press Melbourne
Brown J.F. and Ogle H.J. (1997) Plant Pathogens and Plant Disease. Rockvale Publications.
Keane, P.J., Kile, G.A., Podger, F.D. & Brown B.N. (2000) Diseases and Pathogens of Eucalypts. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne.
|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|
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science |
Download PDF version.