FORE111-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018

Trees, Forests and the Environment

15 points
19 Feb 2018 - 24 Jun 2018


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

Learning Outcomes

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
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 E6 Lecture Theatre 19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 A5 Lecture Theatre (29/3)
A8 Lecture Theatre (22/2-22/3, 26/4-31/5)
19 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 F1 Lectorial 19 Feb - 25 Mar
23 Apr - 3 Jun
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Forestry 152 26 Feb - 1 Apr
23 Apr - 29 Apr

Course Coordinator

Luis Apiolaza


Euan Mason


Vicki Wilton


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


Recommended Reading

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


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

Indicative Fees

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.

All FORE111 Occurrences

  • FORE111-18S1 (C) Semester One 2018