• 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 PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Freudenberger
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2014
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Forested landscapes comprise a diversity of treed systems managed for a diversity of objectives and ecosystem services. They include native, plantation, farm and urban forests. They range from ecologically intact to highly simplified systems.  Some are managed solely for their intrinsic (non-monetary) values, 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 the international and national policy contexts for managing forested landscapes with case studies of native, plantation, farm and urban forestry. Classroom learning is informed by numerous guest speakers and local field trips. We explore the translation of theory, policies and principles into practice by undertaking a major project analyzing 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 courses on policy and management of natural resources.

Note: Graduate students attend joint classes with undergraduates but are assessed separately.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

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

  1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diversity of forms of forests and treed landscapes, both internationally and in Australia;
  2. Identify and analyse, in depth, a diversity of values gained from forested landscapes, and the objectives for which they are managed, both internationally and in Australia;
  3. Conduct an advanced analysis of systems resilience and formulate ways the resilience of treed landscapes can be enhanced.
  4. Convincingly communicate your advanced understanding of forest management theory, principles, policies and practices

Indicative Assessment

  1. Resilience Assessment of the Cotter Catchment Landscape Prac (30%)
  2. Oral project report (resilience assessment) (10%)
  3.  Tutorial participation (10%)
  4. Written project report – a resilience assessment of a treed landscape of your own choosing (50%)

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Workload

65 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.

Preliminary Reading

Resilience Alliance (2013) Key Concepts http://www.resalliance.org/index.php/key_concepts

Resilience Alliance (2013) Resilience Assessment Workbook. http://www.resalliance.org/index.php/resilience_assessment

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. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution 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
1994-2003 $1650
2004 $2160
2005 $2520
2006 $2520
2007 $2520
2008 $2916
2009 $2916
2010 $2916
2011 $2946
2012 $2946
2013 $2946
2014 $2946
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3606
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
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 Class Summary
4028 17 Feb 2014 07 Mar 2014 31 Mar 2014 30 May 2014 In Person N/A

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