• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Forestry, Geography, Interdisciplinary Studies - Sustainability, Environmental Studies
  • Minor code FSAP-MIN
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Academic Contact Cris Brack

The minor in Forest Science and Policy offers students a focus on aspects of forest science and policy fundamental to the conservation and sustainable management of forests. Courses in the minor emphasise field-based and experiential learning, and practical approaches to addressing forest science, management and policy challenges.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand the principles of forest science that underpin forest conservation and sustainable management at a range of scales.

  2. Apply the wide range of tools employed by forest scientists and managers, including literature reviews, field surveys, analysis of theory, and analysis of data.

  3. Understand the policy and social contexts under which forest conservation and management must operate, and how professionals and the community engage with them.

  4. Understand and apply strategies for the sustainable management of forested landscapes, and their component parts.

  5. Synthesise knowledge and data related to forest science and policy and communicate this in appropriate ways.

  6. Identify potential career paths in forest sciences, forest management, and forest policy.

Other Information

Students should seek further course advice from the academic convener of this minor.

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This minor requires the completion of 24 units, which must include:

6 units from the completion of the following course:

ENVS3041 - Managing Forested Landscapes (6 units)

A maximum of 6 units from the completion of a course from the following list:

ENVS2001 - Biodiversity Science: Wildlife, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (6 units)

ENVS2002 - Environmental Measurement, Modelling and Monitoring (6 units)

ENVS2004 - Weather, Climate and Fire (6 units)

ENVS2014 - Qualitative Research Methods for Sustainability (6 units)

ENVS2015 - GIS and Spatial Analysis (6 units)

ENVS2018 - Environmental Science Field School (6 units)

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS3008 - Fire in the Environment (6 units)

ENVS3014 - Ecological Assessment and Management (6 units)

ENVS3039 - Biodiversity Conservation (6 units)

A minimum of 6 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

ENVS3007 - Participatory Resource Management: Working with Communities and Stakeholders (6 units)

ENVS3028 - Environmental Policy (6 units)

ENVS3033 - International Environmental Policy (6 units)

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