FORE111-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Trees, Forests and the Environment

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017

Description

Forests and their relationships with people from the beginning of human history to the present day. Community and urban forestry. Tree classification and identification. The nature and location of the world's forests. Forests as communities of plants, animals and micro-organisms. The role of forests in the conservation of soil, water and biodiversity, and in the provision of recreation and other forest products. Sustainable forest management. Climate change and carbon credits. Forest certification. Forests in New Zealand. Treaty obligations

To introduce students to the dynamic relationship between forests, environment and society;
To examine the nature, location and significance of the world's forests and their relationship to the environment;
To introduce the student to the historical and current societal attitudes to forest use;
To provide an overview of goods and services provided by forests;
To identify key tree species

Restrictions

FORE101, FORE102, FORE103, FORE104, FORE105, FORE121

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 F1 Lectorial 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 F1 Lectorial 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 13:00 F1 Lectorial 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Forestry 152 27 Feb - 9 Apr

Course Coordinator

Luis Apiolaza

Lecturers

Euan Mason and Justin Morgenroth

Tutor

Vicki Wilton

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Tree ID Assessment 25%
Mid-Semester Test 25%
Mid-Year Exam 50%

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

Sands, Roger; Forestry in a global context; 2nd ed; CABI, 2013.

Notes

Additional learning material and resources will be available via the course Learn site.

Fees

Domestic fee $919.00

International fee $4,275.00

For further information see School of Forestry.

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