Forest ecology and management 835

Module code FOR 835
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Structure and function of natural forests, species composition and diversity, disturbance processes and regimes, recovery (succession) concepts and theory, biodiversity in forest ecosystems, energy and nutrient flux in natural forest ecosystems. Resource assessment and planning.  Silvicultural systems and management of natural forests (and woodlands), natural regeneration and forest rehabilitation management for sustainability of natural forest ecosystems:  multiple use for timber and non-timber forest products, forest rehabilitation (invader plants, mining, degraded forests).

Module credits 15.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 20 discussion classes per block, 1 web-based period per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Plant Production and Soil Sc
Period of presentation Semester 2

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