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FY2805: FOREST MANAGEMENT IN PRACTICE IN NORTHERN BRITAIN (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:35


Course Overview

This five day residential field course follows one of two alternating programmes: one in northern Scotland and the other in the Borders and Lake District. 

We visit forests in both the public and private sectors (including at least one with a conservation designation) and meet the local forest managers who give us the benefit of their knowledge and experience.

Meetings with forest managers and other land use professionals gives you an insight into the sort of careers that are open to you when you graduate (in Forestry and also other degrees, e.g. Ecology, Conservation Biology...)

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 7.5 credits (3.75 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Louise Page

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

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

  • One of BSc Biology (Studied) or BSc Conservation Biology (Studied) or BSc Plant Biology (Studied) or BSc Zoology (Studied) or BSc Animal Ecology (Studied) or BSc Marine Biology (Studied) or BSc Parasitology (Studied) or MSci Biological Sciences (Studied) or BSc Plant and Soil Sciences (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Primary) (Studied) or BSc Ecology (Studied) or BSc Wildlife Management (Studied) or BSc Forestry (Studied) or BSc Forest Sciences (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Studied) or BSc Environmental Science (Physical Sci) (Studied) or BSc Biology - Education (Secondary) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • One of BI1006 Biology for Undergraduates (Bugs) (Passed) or BI1007 Organismal Biology (Passed) or BI1511 Ecology and Environmental Science (Passed)
  • Either Programme Level 2 or Programme Level 3

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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.

Associated Costs

Field course costs £90 for academic year 2015/2016

Further Information & Notes

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 (ie, Forestry and Forest Sciences).

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

None.

More Information about Week Numbers


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

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%).

Resit: Coursework (100%). Report (2,000 words) on visits made and exercised undertaken (50%), and written reflection (2,000 words) on the week as a whole (50%).

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will be provided during interactions between students and the tutor during site visits and group discussions held after the site visits.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided on the reports; verbal feedback will be provided informally during discussions held within the week long field course.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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