Advanced Plantation Silviculture

Subject FRST90028 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2012.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures plus 36 hours of practical work and tutorials, delivered in a two week teaching block.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This subject presents theory and practice of how growth and product quality can be manipulated and modelled in intensively managed plantations. It consists of three modules comprising:

  • Genetics and breeding of plantation trees
  • Nutrition and productivity of tree plantations
  • Modelling trees and stands


On completion of this subject students should have a sound knowledge of:

  • Breeding theory and how it may be applied to tree species to increase value of commercial plantations
  • Soil and plant assessment of plantation nutrition
  • Diagnosis of plantation nutrient status for optimizing productivity,Models for predicting growth of stands and individual trees
  • Mortality, size class and product models
  • Fitting growth models to data
  • Growth and product prediction

Several small daily "quizzes" - 20%, Literature review assignment (2000 words) - 30%, Major assignment (3500 words) - 50%.

Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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