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ENV3647 - Forest management

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Science

Leader: Dr Wendy Wright


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Topics covered include the anatomy and physiology of trees, forest classification and uses, threats to sustainability of natural forest ecosystems, silvicultural techniques, plantation forest systems, and general management strategies for natural and plantation forests.


On completion of this unit students will be conversant with the anatomy and physiology of trees and the uses of natural forests, threats to sustainability and government policy relevant to natural forests; appreciate the roles and limitations of plantation forestry, and outline the biological processes and silvicultural techniques employed in the management of plantation forests.


Written assignments: 40%
Examination: 60%

Contact hours

Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week, plus an average of approximately 2 hours practical exercises per week (including field excursions and assignment work)