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ENV3722

Faculty of Science

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Science
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy Wright

Synopsis

Topics covered include the anatomy and physiology of trees, forest classification and uses, threats to sustainability of natural forest ecosystems, silvicultural techniques, plantation forest systems, and general management strategies for natural and plantation forests.

Objectives

On completion of this unit students will be conversant with the anatomy and physiology of trees and the uses of natural forests, threats to sustainability and government policy relevant to natural forests; appreciate the roles and limitations of plantation forestry, and outline the biological processes and silvicultural techniques employed in the management of forests.

Assessment

Written assignments: 40%
Examination: 60%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wendy Wright

Contact hours

Equivalent of three 1-hour lectures and one 1-hour tutorial per week, plus an average of approximately two hours practical exercises per week (including field excursions and assignment work)

Prerequisites

ENV1722 and six points of level two ENV units