|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||2 x 2 hour lectures per week|
|Practical||6 x 3 hour practicals per semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Planning and costing woodland management assignment Outcomes assessed: 2, 3, 5, 6||60%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 4, 5||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Students must re-present coursework based on alternative fieldwork data||60%|
|Supplementary Exam||3 Hours||40%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Evaluate the impact of current woodland policies for a given woodland.
Evaluate the opportunities and constraints of a specified site for establishing a new woodland.
Prepare and recommend a detailed species plan for a specified woodland location.
Evaluate the main events in a woodland/forest rotation.
Evaluate the practical management options for a given woodland.
Evaluate the economic costs of managing a woodland.
The module aims to provide:
- An understanding of historical woodland character and composition to aid current management decisions.
- The building blocks for strategic woodland planning for new woodlands and restocking existing resources.
- A critical analysis of the practical and economic options for tree establishment and protection.
- The technical knowledge for evaluating silvicultural systems and associated practical management techniques.
- An understanding of the opportunities for promoting multi-purpose woodland management.
Hart C (1995) Practical Forestry for the Agent and Surveyor Primo search Kohm K A and Franklin J F (1997) Creating a forestry for the 21st Century: the science of ecosystem management Island Press Primo search Rodwell J S (ed) (1991) British plant communications Vol. 1: Woodlands and Scrub Cambridge University Press Primo search Savill P S & Evans J (1986) Plantation Silviculture in Temperate Regions Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 5