FORE219-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Introduction to Silviculture

15 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021

Description

Classical silviculture systems: autecology; stand development and stand dynamics. Applications of tree physiology to silviculture; environmental ecophysiology; tree/soil relationships. Propagation; tree breeding systems; seed orchards; clonal forestry; molecular techniques in tree breeding.

The objective of this course is to provide a biological background to the study of silviculture, and to apply biological principles to the management of natural forests in New Zealand and elsewhere.

The course is broken down into five core topics:

Introduction;
Silvics - a review of the biological concepts relevant to silviculture;
Silvicultural systems;
Ecology and management of natural forests; and
Tree breeding and genetics

Learning Outcomes

Students will have a basic understanding of classical silvicultural systems and their applications to New Zealand's indigenous forests; of how tree physiology impacts on silvicultural systems and forest production; and of tree breeding and propagation systems.

Pre-requisites

BIOL112 and BIOL113, or
FORE111, 131 and 141.

Restrictions

PAMS202, BIOL252, FORE214

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Link 309 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 121
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 15:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 17:00 Lincoln University 26 Jul - 1 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 12:00 - 15:00 Jack Erskine 121
9 Aug - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct

Lecturer

Euan Mason

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mid-Semester Test 40%
Group Presentations 5%
Lab Exercises 30% Series of 9 Lab Exercises
End-of-Year Exam 25%

Textbooks / Resources

There is no compulsory textbook for this course. Important references will be available on restricted loan and/or selected sections of material will be available on the course Learn page.

Recommended reading:

Smith, D.M. et al. (1997). The Practice of Silviculture (9th ed).
British Columbia, Ministry of Forests, Forests Practices Branch (2003). Silvicultural Systems Handbook for British Columbia.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $986.00

International fee $4,938.00

* 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 .

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