UG Coursework Unit
Level of learning
Considers plantation forests in a worldwide context as native forests become increasingly protected. Plantations provide environmental protection, carbon sequestration and wood for human use. This course uses a general teaching approach to introduce the science behind the technologies involved in sustainable management of plantations of both native and exotic species.
- Policies and ethos surrounding the approach today to plantation forestry
- Choice of species and suitability of sites for plantation establishment
- Nursery practices, site cultivation, planting and post-planting tending
- Nutritional management of plantations
- Thinning and pruning practice
- Pests and diseases
- Breeding strategies
- Mixed-species plantations
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Assess the requirements for the establishment of a plantation program|
|2||Advise on the silvicultural management techniques appropriate to ensure a plantation enterprise is commercially viable|
|3||Provide assistance in the implementation and supervision of a plantation establishment and management program|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
Assess the requirements for the establishment of a plantation program
Advise on the silvicultural management techniques appropriate to ensure a plantation enterprise is commercially viable
Provide assistance in the implementation and supervision of a plantation establishment and management program
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