Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:February, Creswick - Taught on campus.
Please note that this subject has a pre-teaching period. During this time students will be required to read the following:
The subject involves several field trips including an overnight field trip from the Creswick Campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and discussions, 36 hours field work and practical exercises, delivered in a two-week intensive teaching block |
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|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
CoordinatorDr Christopher Weston, Dr Luba Volkova
Graduate School of Science
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
Dr Chris Weston email@example.com
Dr Luba Volkova firstname.lastname@example.org
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 analyse ecosystem processes, such as nutrient and carbon cycling, and also a functional appreciation of forest soils.
By the end of the subject students should:
Progress exercises, 40% (1500 words), due March 2. Progress exercises are based on field trips and revision of lectures and fieldwork discussion.
Major assignment, 60% (3500 words), due April 11.
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
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/master-of-forest-ecosystem-science|
Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management |
Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
Graduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Horticulture
Postgraduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
Honours Program - Forest Science |
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