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The course explores the interaction between forests and people, linking forest types and locations to their products and services. We discuss sustainable forest management, the role of forestry tackling climate change and Treaty of Waitangi obligations.
Forests are an integral part of the landscape and natural environment. In this course you will learn that forests are communities of plants, animals and micro-organisms, and how they vary both in New Zealand and worldwide. As part of this, you will learn to identify and characterise NZ’s most common forest tree species. The course will explore forest relationships with people and communities, specifically with regard to the Treaty of Waitangi. The role of forests in ecosystem service provision will be explored and explained. Contemporary topics such as climate change, sustainable forest management, and forest certification are discussed.
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:
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
FORE101, FORE102, FORE103, FORE104, FORE105, FORE121
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Students are required to achieve a passing grade in the Tree ID test in order to pass the course.
Additional learning material and resources will be available via the course Learn site.
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.
For further information see
School of Forestry