Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 36 hours practical work delivered over two-week intensive teaching block |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The molecular revolution is increasingly affecting the way we understand and manage our natural systems.
This subject delivers a detailed examination of the developmental and molecular basis of tree growth, with specific focus on tree life cycles, reproductive biology and wood formation. In this subject students will explore how this knowledge can be applied in forested land management to support tree improvement and ecosystem management.
The practical component aims to provide students with exposure to a sub-set of molecular and microscopic technical skills including the use of botanical micro-techniques and the more common molecular tools. Technical and socio-economic challenges will be critically discussed and evaluated.
This subject has been designed to target students with forestry, land management, science and biochemistry backgrounds, but will be invaluable for any student who wishes to expand their understanding of the role trees play in terrestrial ecosystems and for the forest industry.
On completion of this subject, students should:
|Assessment:||Two assignments (3000 words each) total 80%, one oral presentation (20%).|
|Recommended Texts:||A comprehensive list of relevant articles in the primary literature will be made available on the LMS|
|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.land-environment.unimelb.edu.au/forestecosystemscience/|
Honours Program - Forest Science |
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