FORE641-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Plantation Forest Management

30 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

Operations research techniques, Information requirements for forest management planning, Stand level analysis, Forest estate level analysis, Integration of the forest estate with manufacturing and marketing decisions, Risk & Uncertainty, Human factors.

The objective of this course is to provide students with an understanding of (and the ability to apply) the concepts, data requirements, techniques, and systems used to support forest management decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

  • Knowledge:
    Students will gain advanced technical knowledge in
  • Operations research techniques which are applicable to forest management.
  • Data requirements for forest management planning and sources of this data.
  • Forest estate modelling systems

    Students will gain a critical understanding of key principles of forest management planning at both the stand and estate level for strategic, tactical and operational planning.

    Skills:
    Students will
  • Be able to use, and be aware of the strengths and weaknesses of, forest management decision support systems.
  • Required to use these systems to address complex forest management problems

    Application:
    Students will
  • Be able to integrate data, techniques, concepts and systems in order to analyse forest management issues.
  • Be able to effectively communicate methods, results and conclusions of these analyses.

Pre-requisites

Subject to approval by the Head of School.

Restrictions

FORE632, FORE633

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 F3 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 F1 Lectorial
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Beatrice Tinsley 111 (22/7-5/8, 19/8-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
Forestry 252 Computer Lab (12/8)
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 002 Lectorial
27 Sep - 3 Oct
Lecture F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
19 Jul - 25 Jul
Lecture G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 E7 Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 1 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
Lecture J
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 526
2 Aug - 8 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
27 Sep - 10 Oct
Lecture K
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Ernest Rutherford 465
20 Sep - 3 Oct
Lecture L
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Lecture M
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 F1 Lectorial
4 Oct - 10 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
4 Oct - 10 Oct
Computer Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01-P1 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
19 Jul - 1 Aug
16 Aug - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 19 Sep
01-P2 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
4 Oct - 10 Oct
Computer Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 22 Aug
13 Sep - 26 Sep
Computer Lab E
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
23 Aug - 29 Aug
27 Sep - 10 Oct
Computer Lab F
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
2 Aug - 8 Aug
20 Sep - 26 Sep
Computer Lab G
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Forestry 252 Computer Lab
27 Sep - 3 Oct
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Jack Erskine 340
11 Oct - 24 Oct
Lab B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
11 Oct - 24 Oct
Lab C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 529
11 Oct - 24 Oct
Lab D
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 Rehua 528
11 Oct - 24 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 13:00 Forestry 152
2 Aug - 8 Aug
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 11:00 - 13:00 Forestry 152
20 Sep - 26 Sep

Lecturer

Bruce Manley

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Operations Research Techniques Test 15%
Stand Level Analysis Test 20%
Forest Estate Modelling 20%
End-of-Year Exam 45%

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,228.00

* 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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