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Plantation silviculture: species selection, genetic improvement, clonal forestry, establishment, manipulation of stand density harvesting impacts. Integrated decision making. Management for non-wood products.
To provide an understanding of the principles of plantation silviculture which will enable students to make effective decisions about plantations anywhere in the world.The course allows students to apply understandings of biology, finance, ecology and mathematics which they have acquired in previous courses to the management of single stands of trees. It builds on FORE218 - Forest Biology and FORE219 - Introduction to Silviculture.
Students will:Understand the principles and tools associated with decision-making in plantations at a stand level.Understand the key biological processes at work within plantations that affect decision-making.Be familiar with interactions between social, financial and biological interactions, which are important in plantation systems.Appreciate alternative treatment strategies (regimes), which can be applied in plantations from establishment through to harvest. The effects of these regimes on forest product outturn will also be covered.
ENFO307 prior to 2011, ENFO492 prior to 2011
Additional Reading:Daniel, T.W., Helms, J.A. & Baker, F.S. (1979). Principles of Silviculture, McGraw HillEvans, J. (1992). Plantation Forestry in the Tropics, Clarendon PressEvans, J., Auclair, D. & Falck, J. (1997). Plantation Forestry in Europe, Oxford University PressLavery, P. (1986). Plantation Forestry with Pinus radiata - review papersNZ Institute of Forestry (1995). Forestry HandbookMcLaren, P. (1993). Radiata pine growers manualShepard, K. (1987). Plantation Silviculture, Martinus Nijhoff
Domestic fee $2,301.00
International fee $10,205.00
* 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.
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School of Forestry