• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Peter Kanowski
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course ENVS3041
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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Forested landscapes are diverse, and are managed for a diversity of values, goods and services. They deliver a suite of ecosystem services, at scales ranging from local to global. Forested landscapes may include some or all of native, plantation, farm and urban forest systems, as well as non-forest land uses. They range from ecologically intact to highly simplified systems; some are managed solely for their intrinsic (non-monetary) values, while others managed primarily for commercial production. Management approaches, constraints and opportunities are correspondingly diverse, although all should be underpinned by the principles of system resilience.

This course considers conceptual frameworks for managing forested landscapes with case studies of native, plantation, farm and urban forestry. Classroom learning is informed by numerous guest speakers, local field trips and discussion fora. We explore the translation of theory, policies and principles into practice by undertaking a major project analysing forest system resilience, policy options and practices of a particular form of forested landscape. We then share our learning with others in the course.  The course complements other Fenner School courses on policy and management of natural resources.

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately and have a separate tutorial session each week.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diversity of forms of forested landscapes and systems, both internationally and in Australia;
  2. Identify and analyse the diversity of values gained from forested landscapes, and the objectives for which they are managed, both internationally and in Australia;
  3. Identify and analyse relevant governance and management regimes, both internationally and in Australia;
  4. Convincingly communicate your advanced understanding of forest governance and management concepts, principles, policies and practices

Indicative Assessment

    Assessment will be based on:
    • Learning portfolio reflecting on lectures, field classes and tutorials (LO 1-3) (25%)
    • Forum co-facilitation (LO 4, 10%)
    • Blog on an agreed forested landscape topic (LO 1-4) (15%)
    • Written project report – an assessment of a forested landscape of your own choosing (LO 2-4) (40%)
    • Seminar presentation of project assessment (LO 2-4) (10%)

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      Workload

      60 contact hours, comprising lectures, seminars, workshops and field classes.

      Requisite and Incompatibility

      You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed SRES6558 or ENVS6558 or ENVS3041.

      Preliminary Reading

      Australian Government. Australia State of the Forests Report 2013 (Executive Summary) http://www.agriculture.gov.au/abares/forestsaustralia/sofr/sofr-2013

      Food & Agriculture Organisation (UN). State of the World’s Forests 2016. http://www.fao.org/publications/sofo/en/

      Resilience Alliance. Key concepts. https://www.resalliance.org/key-concepts

      Specialisations

      Fees

      Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

      If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

      Student Contribution Band:
      Band 2
      Unit value:
      6 units

      If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

      Units EFTSL
      6.00 0.12500
      Domestic fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2018 $3660
      International fee paying students
      Year Fee
      2018 $5160
      Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

      Offerings and Dates

      The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

      First Semester

      Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
      3131 19 Feb 2018 26 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person

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