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Forests of the world, wood energy, conservation and environment.
To explore the relationship between people and forests, both historically and globally. To consider the role of forests in water, soil and biodiversity conservation, the use of forest products for construction and energy, the dynamics of deforestation and the role of forests and forest products in climate change.
Students will:Appreciate the longstanding relationship between people and their forests, from antiquity to the present.Understand the climatic factors determining the growth and productivity of forests and be able to classify forest types.Appreciate the water, soil and biodiversity values of forestsExplore the range of products provided by forestsConsider deforestation of tropical forests and evaluate strategies for reducing it.Critically examine the role of forests and the use of forest products in combating global warming.
Assessment comprises a series of essay assignments weighted at 100%
Alongside the recommended text book, course material is available in Learn and students will use internet resources.
Domestic fee $1,002.00
International fee $5,063.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.
For further information see
School of Forestry