Second Year UK Forestry Study Tour
Run by School of Natural Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Mark Rayment
Overall aims and purpose
This module gives students the opportunity to see the practical application of natural resource management principles that are discussed in other parts of the programme. During visits to areas which are managed for a range of objectives, they will meet and discuss with different stakeholders and collect information relevant to a specific research topic. The assessment develops students' understanding of: (1) the similarities and differences between current forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales; (2) the impact of forest policy on state, private-sector and community forest management.
Forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales: history, development and current policies; financial incentives and forestry grant schemes. Implications of forestry policies for forest management: case studies (by field visit) of state, private sector and community forests in England, Scotland or Wales. Ecosystem services from forests: provisioning, regulating and cultural services.
Grade A- and above Students will have a comprehensive understanding of the current forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales and be able to evaluate their implications for forest management. They will be able to describe and give numerous examples of the ecosystem services provided by forests, and be to discuss in detail their relative importance in England, Scotland and Wales.
Grade D- to D+ Students will be able to identify the main features of current forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales and show some understanding of their implications for forest management. They will be able to identify the ecosystem services provided by forests.
Grade C- to B+ Students will have a well-grounded understanding of current forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales and their implications for forest management. They will be able to identify and give examples of the ecosystem services provided by forests, and explain their relative importance in England, Scotland and Wales.
Explain current forestry policies in England, Scotland and Wales
Discuss the implications of these policies for state, private sector and community forest management
Understand how to describe and analyse the multifunctional use of forests, and be able to apply this understanding to a particular forest situation
|GROUP PRESENTATION||Comparison of Forestry Strategies within the UK||25.00|
|LOGBOOK OR PORTFOLIO||Study tour logbook||25.00|
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Read, understand and compare two national forest strategies
Individual work directed to final assessment
- Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
- Numeracy - Proficiency in using numbers at appropriate levels of accuracy
- Computer Literacy - Proficiency in using a varied range of computer software
- Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
- Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
- Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
- Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
- Critical analysis & Problem Solving - Able to deconstruct and analyse problems or complex situations. To find solutions to problems through analyses and exploration of all possibilities using appropriate methods, rescources and creativity.
- Safety-Consciousness - Having an awareness of your immediate environment, and confidence in adhering to health and safety regulations
- Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
- Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team
- Mentoring - Able to support, help, guide, inspire and/or coach others
- Argument - Able to put forward, debate and justify an opinion or a course of action, with an individual or in a wider group setting
Subject specific skills
- Demonstrate awareness of the importance of risk assessment and relevant legislation
- Conduct fieldwork and/or laboratory work competently with awareness of appropriate risk assessment and ethical considerations
- Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Collect, analyse and interpret primary and/or secondary data using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.
- Prepare effective maps, diagrams and visualizations.
- Engage in debate and/or discussion with specialists and non-specialists using appropriate language.
- Demonstrate the independence and skills required for continuing professional development
Resource implications for students
Students will have to provide their subsistence costs for two meals, daily and will need waterproof notebooks, waterproof clothing and boots.
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/dxx-2016.html
This material is also posted via Blackboard and additional material is provided by host organisations and companies is posted on Blackboard
Courses including this module
Compulsory in courses:
- D503: BSc Conservation with Forestry with International Experience year 2 (BSC/CFIE)
- 5DKD: BSc Conservation with Forestry year 2 (BSC/CWF)
- 5DLD: BSc Conservation with Forestry (four year) year 2 (BSC/CWF4)
- D501: BSc Forestry (with sandwich placement) year 2 (BSC/F)
- D502: BSc Forestry with International Experience year 2 (BSC/FIE)
- D500: BSC Forestry year 2 (BSC/FOR)
- D50P: BSc Forestry with Placement Year year 2 (BSC/FP)
- F803: BSc Geography with Environmental Forestry year 2 (BSC/GEF)
- F804: BSc Geography with Environmental Forestry year 2 (BSC/GEF4)
- F807: BSc Geography with Environmental Forestry with Intl Exp year 2 (BSC/GEFIE)
- D512: MFor Forestry year 2 (MFOR/FOR)
- D514: MFor Forestry with International Experience year 2 (MFOR/FORIE)
- D513: MFor Forestry (with placement year) year 2 (MFOR/FORP)