FRST90033 Farm Trees & Agroforestry
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This subject is not offered in 2013.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours lectures and 24 hours practical work, delivered in a two-week intensive teaching block. |
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|Core Participation Requirements:|| |
Attendance of at least 80% of the lectures and field trips; unless alternative arrangements are made.
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Melbourne School of Land & Environment (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|Subject Overview:|| |
This subject covers the principles and practices of integrating trees into the rural agricultural landscape for both conservation and profit. The farming community require trees and shrubs for shade and shelter, soil conservation, salinity control and aesthetics. Farmers can also produce commercial tree products such as timber, fuel, fodder, essential oils and food. Because farmers manage the majority of the Australian landscape governments, community groups and industry are increasingly working in partnership with them to grow trees for environmental services including carbon sequestration, biodiversity and downstream water quality.
By the end of the subject students should:
Exam 40%, two assignments (totalling 2000 words) 60%
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|Recommended Texts:|| |
Agroforestry for Natural Resource Management, Nuberg, George and Reid 2009. CSIRO Publishing
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.forests.unimelb.edu.au/subjects.html|
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