- Code ENVS6026
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the diversity of forms of forested landscapes and systems, both internationally and in Australia and the ability to apply this knowledge;
- Evaluate and analyse the diversity of values gained from forested landscapes, and the objectives for which they are managed, both internationally and in Australia;
- Analyse and explain relevant governance and management regimes, both internationally and in Australia;
- Convincingly communicate your advanced understanding of forest governance and management concepts, principles, policies and practices to an audience of your peers in a range of formats.
If you do not meet the requisites for this course, it may be possible to receive a permission code. If you are prompted for a permission code on ISIS, please request one online via the following form.
- Field class-based learning journal (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- World Café topic notes (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Australian forested landscapes policy brief (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral presentation of forested landscape topic (10) [LO 4]
- Literature review of forested landscape topic (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Graduate seminars (0) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours throughout the semester including:
- Face-to face component which may consist of 2 x 1 hour lectures, 1 x 1 hour tutorial plus 1 x 3 hour practical (which includes field based activities) per week.
- Approximately 58 hours of self-study which will include preparation for lectures, presentations and other assessment tasks.
Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.
To be determined.
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