Module Identifier RS23110  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Mrs Jill Bullen Hulse  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Pre-Requisite RS11810  
Assessment Exam   2 Hours   100%  

Syllabus / Curriculum design

The module will develop students' knowledge of the subject area through a variety of lectures, practicals and visits.

Learning outcomes

Students should, by the end of the module be able to :

1. Evaluate the opportunities and costs of owning and managing a woodland.

2. Prepare a detailed species plan of a new woodland for a given objective.

3. Assess the impact of global forest policies in the UK.

4. Analyse the management techniques employed in selected silvicultural systems.

Aims of the module

The module develops key aspects of the first year module RS11810. Four broad areas will be examined with themes from each of these sections being drawn together in the seminars and practicals. The four subject areas to be covered are :

Sustainable forestry and UK forest policy mechanisms
New native woodlands
Silvicultural management and continuous cover forestry in Britain
Finance, planning and costing of woodland investments.

Reading Lists

Forestry Commission. (1998) The UK forestry standard: the Government's approach to sustainable forestry.
Kohm K A and Franklin J F. (1997) Creating a forestry for the 21st Century: the science of ecosystem management. Island Press
Rodwell J S (ed). (1991) British plant communications Vol. 1: Woodlands and Scrub Cambridge. University Press
Savill P. (1997) Plantation silviculture in Europe. Oxford University Press