Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016: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 field work away 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 |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
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. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Christopher Weston, Dr Luba Volkova
Dr Chris Weston firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Luba Volkova email@example.com
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 2 weeks after the intensive subject ends. Progress exercises are based on field trips and revision of lectures and fieldwork discussion.
Major assignment, 60% (3500 words), due 7 weeks after the intensive subject ends.
Costermans, L. Native Trees and Shrubs of South-Eastern Australia
Costermans, L. Trees of Victoria and Adjoining Areas
Attiwill P. M. & Wilson B. (editors), Ecology: An Australian Perspective. 2nd Edition. 2006
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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
Conservation and Restoration |
Honours Program - Forest Science
Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) - Discipline Elective subjects
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