Advanced Silviculture

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Course Code: 
FBM 7101
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 1
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Tropical forest management trends and evolution of silvicultural systems; Manipulation of forest stands to satisfy defined objectives of management; Plantation silviculture:  Plant production: yield and wood quality;  Natural forest silviculture: the biophysical condition of a forest stand; species patterns; species composition dynamics; Forest harvesting as a major silvicultural tool; Silvicultural methods and forest values: timber, wildlife habitat conservation; recreation and landscape forestry; Silviculture for multiple use forestry; Agri-silviculture; Silvicultural experimentation.

Learning Outcomes: 

By the end of the course students should be able to;

  1. Explain how forests can be manipulated to satisfy given objectives
  2. Outline silvicultural methods and forest values
  3. Discuss the importance of silvicultural systems
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