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The five day residential field course comprises visits to a range of locations in the Borders and the English Lake District. Sites are chosen to reflect a range of management objectives including: environmental protection; habitat restoration; recreation; and, timber production. Sites often have more than one management objective and students will learn about managing conflicting goals through discussions with practitioners. Meeting land use professionals gives students an insight into the range of careers open to them when they graduate.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)|
The course comprises visits to forests (including ancient semi-natural woodlands) in both the public and private sectors in the north of Britain. Students will meet those responsible for managing these forests and will have the opportunity of discussing forest management objectives in environmental, social and economic contexts. Students will carry out exercises relating to forest ecology and management. Topics covered include those relating to forest ecology and tree identification, woodland creation, restoration and management (for environmental protection and conservation, recreation and timber production) and arboriculture.
Field course costs are approximately £100 for academic year 2016/2017.
This course is open to students in Programme Year 2 or 3 with a degree intention in a programme run by the School of Biological Sciences. Priority will be given to students for whom it is compulsory for their degree (i.e. Forestry and Forest Sciences).
Places may be limited by accommodation and transport constraints.
Dates: 17 April - 21 April 2017.
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1st Attempt: Coursework (100%). Tree identification test (33%), factual report (2,000 words) on visits made and exercises undertaken (33%), and written reflection (2,000 words) on the week as a whole (33%).
Formative assessment will be provided during interactions between students and the tutor during site visits and group discussions held after the site visits.
Written feedback will be provided on the reports; verbal feedback will be provided informally during discussions held within the week long field course.