Silviculture & Forest Dynamics

Subject FRST90020 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

May, Creswick - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 16-May-2016
Teaching Period 30-May-2016 to 10-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 05-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 18-May-2016
Census Date 03-Jun-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 08-Jul-2016

First week at the Creswick Campus, second week in the field.

Please note that this subject has a pre-teaching period and during this times students will be required to read materials provided via LMS.

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals/field excursions/tutorials delivered through intensive teaching
Total Time Commitment:

Students are expected to undertake additional study of at least one hour for each hour of contact. Total Time Commitment: 170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 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:


Assoc Prof Patrick Baker


Assoc Prof Patrick Baker

Subject Overview:

This subject presents the science of the growth and development of trees and stands as it affects the production of different forest goods and environmental services. The subject covers the principles of forest dynamics and the practice of forest types for varying objectives, wildlife habitat, water yield and timber production.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, students should have an advanced understanding of:

  • The dynamics and growth of forests and different stages of stand development.
  • The effects of site, climatic and soil factors and interactions among species on forest stand development and productivity.
  • The design of silvicultural pathways for specific forest management objectives.

One major report (2500 words) 50% and a practical work book (2500 words) 50% - due 07/08/2015.

Prescribed Texts:


Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Graduate Certificate in Forest Systems Management
Graduate Diploma in Forest Systems Management
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Conservation and Restoration
Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) - Discipline Elective subjects
Sustainable Forests
Sustainable Forests
Tailored Specialisation
Tailored Specialisation

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