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In-depth coverage of all aspects of plantation silviculture from seed production through to harvesting impacts, with emphasis on decision-making.
To understand the principles and tools associated with decision-making in plantations at a stand level, and to develop an in-depth knowledge of a specific aspect of silviculture.
KnowledgeStudents will gain advanced technical knowledge inForest ecologyGrowth & yield modellingExperimental design & analysisThe influence of silviculture on wood products and forest servicesAlternative stand-level management techniquesThe integration of silvicultural decision-making and financial outcomes of forest investmentsStudents will gain a critical understanding of key principles of plantation silviculture.SkillsStudents will Be able to set objectives for growing forests and understand the impacts of objectives on management decisionsBe able to evaluate different silvicultural strategies for a variety of sites and species.Required to use the acquired knowledge to address complex stand management problems.ApplicationStudents willBe able to integrate objectives, silvicultural decisions, design of silvicultural regimes and implementation of growing strategies of plantation stands.Be able to analyse the impacts of adopting alternative silvicultural strategies to meet land owners’ objectives.Be able to effectively communicate methods, results and conclusions of these analyses.
Subject to approval of the Head of Department.
Domestic fee $2,266.00
International Postgraduate fees
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Forestry