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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
To identify significant tree species; To consider the nature and location of the world's forests and the services they provide, and the role of sustainable forest management in achieving these services
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award
Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.
FORE101, FORE102, FORE103, FORE104, FORE105, FORE121
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Forestry in a global context;
Additional learning material and resources will be available via the course Learn site.
Domestic fee $937.00
International fee $4,363.00
* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.
For further information see
School of Forestry.