Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 50 hours of lectures, practicals, and field exercise over a two-week intensive teaching block. |
Total Time Commitment:
|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, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
An introduction to the forests and woodlands of southeastern Australia based on lectures and field visits to forests across a broad rainfall gradient. The subject aims to provide a sound theoretical and practical understanding of the major ecosystem processes in forests, including a focus on regeneration and recovery following both low- and high-intensity fire. Field visits to mallee, box-ironbark, Eucalyptus open forests and cool temperate rainforest and associated practical work will ensure that students obtain direct experience of a range of forest ecosystems. These field visits and associated lectures develop knowledge of state-of-the-art methods to analyze ecosystem processes, such as nutrient and carbon cycling, and also a functional appreciation of forest soils.
By the end of the subject students should:
Practicals based on field and group work- 20%, Literature review assignment (up to 2000 words) - 30%, Major assignment (up to 3500 words) - 50%.
Costermans, L. Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia
Costermans, L. Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas
|Recommended Texts:|| |
Attiwill P.M & Adams M.A, (editors) Nutrition of Eucalypts
|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/future-students/grad/forest-ecosystem-science.html|
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science |
Master of Urban Horticulture
Postgraduate Certificate in Bushfire Management
Postgraduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management
Honours Program - Forest Science |
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