• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Resource Management and Environmental Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr David Freudenberger
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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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.

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

Indicative Assessment

  1. Resilience Assessment of the Cotter Catchment Landscape Prac (30%)
  2. In class exam covering lectures (20%)
  3. Written project report – a resilience assessment of a treed landscape of your own choosing (40%)
  4. Seminar presentation of resilience assessment (10%)

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Workload

65 contact hours, comprising lectures, seminars, workshops and field classes

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 72 units towards a degree. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed ENVS4004 or ENVS6026.

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

Assumed Knowledge

ENVS3014 Ecological Assessment and Management is recommended.

Majors

Minors

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:
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
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
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
3274 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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