FORE105-23S1 (D) Semester One 2023 (Distance)

Forests of the World

This occurrence is not offered in 2023

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 20 February 2023
End Date: Sunday, 25 June 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 5 March 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 14 May 2023


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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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 forests
  • Explore the range of products provided by forests
  • Consider 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.


FORE111, FORE121

Course Administrator

Jeanette Allen


Euan Mason


Assessment comprises a series of  essay assignments weighted at 100%

Textbooks / Resources

Alongside the recommended text book, course material is available in Learn and students will use internet resources.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,030.00

International fee $5,250.00

* 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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Forestry .

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