Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 hours, comprising 10 x 2-hour lectures for 10 weeks; 4 x 2-hour practical classes in weeks 1-4; 2 x full-day excursions week 5 and 8; 1 x two-day overnight excursion during the mid-semester recess. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Background in plant ecology and/or development is strongly recommended, with students normally expected to have completed one or more level-2 subjects relating to these subject areas. Some background knowledge in areas relating to soil, fire, water, conservation, climate change, landscape management, environmental decision making/risk assessment and social perceptions of landscapes would also be an advantage. Interested students should contact the coordinator for advice.
|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 Antanas Spokevicius
At a global scale forests are managed by societies in a wide range of ways for goods and services that reflect the needs of people and their aspirations for the environment. Forests are viewed and valued by society in many different ways, often in competition with each other, adding significant challenges to those that are entrusted to manage them. Forest Systems explores the complexity of managing the forests of Australia and around the world through case studies and real world scenarios that will help students develop a strong appreciation of the challenges and opportunities presented to those looking after forests and the stakeholders who value them. Starting with gaining an understanding of what a forest is, how it is valued and by whom, as well as how it grows, the complexity of its management is explored through the themes of water, fire, carbon, biodiversity, conservation, recreation and climate change. Field trips to explore first hand challenges faced by forest managers as well as interviews with industry partners will bring a real life context to the learning and build problem solving and decision making skills through practice. Field investigations culminate in two day overnight excursion to the Creswick campus where students will work on a major project exploring a local forest issue and make recommendations on how to proceed.
At the completion of this subject, students will understand:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Forest Science |
Landscape Ecosystem Management major
Science-credited subjects - new generation B-SCI and B-ENG.
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