Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:September, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is taught intensively, and includes a one-day field trip on Thursday 1 October.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hrs lectures and 30 hrs tutorials and discussion, including a one-day field trip. |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This course requires all students to enrol in subjects where they must actively and safely contribute to field excursions and laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Subject Coordinator and Disability Liaison http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/ students email: email@example.com
CoordinatorDr Christopher Weston, Dr Peter Ades
Faculty of Science
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Dr Peter Ades firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Chris Weston email@example.com
Forests cover 30% of the earth’s land surface. They provide basic sustenance for an estimated 1.6 billion people, store a large proportion of the world's biodiversity and provide raw material for a widely traded and used commodity and ecosystem services such as clean water, carbon sequestration and soil protection. Forests are also a major source of creative and artistic inspiration. Sustainable management and use of the world’s forests will be a critical component of a sustainable future for the human beings.
This subject introduces the world’s forests from social, historical, environmental and economic perspectives. It will describe the evolutionary development of forests, classification of forest types, factors determining forest distribution, how people have interacted with forests during human history and the many values and benefits of the forest including forest products and trade and environmental services, aesthetic functions and forests in literature and art. Impacts of global change, policies for sustainable forest management, the role of plantations and the use of forest products in architecture and construction.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Sands, R. 2013. Forestry in a global context. 2nd edition CABI Publishing
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:
You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/master-of-forest-ecosystem-science|
U21 Diploma in Global Issues |
|Related Breadth Track(s):||
Forests and Fire |
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