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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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1st Attempt: One 2 hour examination (60%) Coursework (40%), composed of an essay 2000-3000 words (20%), a presentation (8%), two reports on field visits max 1000 words each (6% each). Resit: Similar to 1st attempt, with continuous assessment mark(s) and /or exam mark carried forward with an opportunity to resit either or both, depending on what was failed in the first attempt.
Formative assessment will be provided during this interaction and during student-led discussions and tutor-led tutorials. A strong emphasis will be made throughout the course on informal verbal feedback during seminar and workshop sessions.