Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:34
This course looks at wood as a natural resource: how it is harvested and also its properties and how it is used. This includes learning about how forest management practices affect timber quality.
You will learn about efforts to develop techniques of sustainable timber harvesting with minimal negative environmental impacts, in both the tropics and in temperate forests, and why best practice is not always followed.
Visits to an active harvesting site and a local sawmill enable you to experience these operations first hand and discuss them with the people in charge.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)|
This course runs in weeks 13-17, and is scheduled in Thread 1, so may have contact hours in any or all of these times: Mondays, 9-13; Thursday, all day; Friday, 9-13. If this is an optional course, there may also be contact hours on Wednesdays, 11-13.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.