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EK5302: APPLIED FOREST ECOLOGY (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Forest ecology is a science concerned with the form and function of forest ecosystems. As a science, it recognises that forest ecosystems vary in their ecological characteristics with location, and that the forest in any particular location is continually changing – sometimes quite rapidly and sometimes very slowly.

Current theory and application of forest ecology will be covered in a series of lectures to allow you to explore the science of forest ecosystem dynamics.

Discussions during lectures will encourage inquiry and informed argument.

The main assignment based on actual forest ecosystems allows you to demonstrate individual thought and analysis.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Cameron

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course considers the development of forest ecology, nutrient cycles and forest productivity, tree species and ecotypes, ecosystem classification, disturbance and regeneration/succession, wetland forests, abiotic disturbance and damage to forests, structure of forests, growing space and stand density, forest regeneration using patch cutting and shelter woods, multi-cohort stand structures, transformations of single-cohort forests into multi-cohort structures, deforestation and restoring degraded forests, sustainability of forest ecosystems, carbon and climate change in relation to forest productivity and resilience.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 3 Lectures during University weeks 13 - 17

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 75
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Learning Outcomes
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Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

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