Forestry Field Course
Rhedir gan School of Natural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Mark Rayment
This module gives students the opportunity to see the practical application of natural resource management principles that are discussed in earlier 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.
Overall, the aims of this module are:
• To visit and observe a range of tree-based land use systems and management practices.
• To meet stakeholders to understand their dependency on the forest resource.
• To introduce the key ecological, socio-economic and political influences on the management of natural resources by different groups of people in particular environmental contexts, and to participate in group discussions about these.
• To develop a critical and analytical attitude to the natural and managed environment.
• To gain experience with project and hypothesis design and execution.
• To develop skills in data interpretation and analyses.
By the end of the module, you should be able to:
• Identify and discuss the key ecological, socio-economic and political influences on the management of forest resources by different groups of people in the region.
• Apply principles, theories and frameworks to locally-specific conditions.
• Critically judge the usefulness of methods and the reliability of collected data as well as the significance of obtained results.
• Communicate research findings through oral or written means.
• Argue cogently and think critically within the parameters of a particular academic discipline
• Demonstrate the values of scholarship: inquiry, reflection, integrity, open mindedness, evidence-based thinking and collegiality
The report gives a comprehensive account of a topic that is discussed during the field trip, including considerable quantitative information. The report shows evidence of ability to collate and appraise information from a variety of sources; all of the material included is relevant and most of the important literature sources are included. The link between the principles and theory described in the report to the practice(s) seen during the trip is discussed. The report is logically structured and well written, with only minor typographical errors and very few mistakes in the referencing
The report gives a factually correct account of a topic that is discussed during the field trip, including some quantitative information. The report shows evidence of ability to collate information from a variety of sources; the majority of the material included is relevant although some relevant literature sources are not included. An attempt has been made to link the principles and theory described in the report to the practice(s) seen during the trip. The report is logically structured, the majority of the writing is clear, and referencing uses a standard system.
The report gives a comprehensive and critical account of a topic that is discussed during the field trip, including considerable quantitative information. The report shows evidence of ability to collate and critically appraise information from a variety of sources; all of the material included is relevant and all the important literature sources are included. The link between the principles and theory described in the report to the practice(s) seen during the trip is fully and thoughtfully discussed. The report is logically structured and well written, with only minor typographical errors and no mistakes in the referencing.
To develop a critical and analytical attitude to the natural and managed environment.
Accurately apply principles, theories and frameworks to locally-specific conditions.
Identify and discuss the key ecological, socio-economic and political influences on the management of forest resources by different groups of people in the region.
|ADDRODDIAD||Site Visits Report||25.00|
|ASTUDIAETH ACHOS||Future Changes||50.00|
|GWAITH CWRS||Forest Strategies Overview||25.00|
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
For many students this module is the highlight of the programme. As a group we will spend some time away from Bangor and you, as an individual, will conduct a piece of work on a common theme. For 2016, the theme will be: “The Resilient Landscape”
Some of our time will be spend on visits directly related to the theme, some of the time will not. Leaving Bangor on Monday morning, our tour will take us through northern England to Scotland, and back by Friday early evening.
The week before the tour is free to allow you time (should you wish) to consider your topic, and do background literature research if necessary. The weeks following the tour will allow you sufficient time to complete your assessment before starting on the next module (part time students in year 1) or starting full time on your dissertation project.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Ymwybyddiaeth o ddiogelwch - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch amgylchedd a hyder o ran cadw at reoliadau iechyd a diogelwch
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
- Arweinyddiaeth - Gallu arwain a rheoli, datblygu cynlluniau gweithredu ac amcanion, cynnig arweiniad a chyfarwyddyd i eraill, ac ymdopi â'r pwysau sy'n gysylltiedig ag awdurdod o'r fath
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Develop and identify research question(s) and/or hypotheses as the basis for investigation.
- Conduct fieldwork and/or laboratory work competently with awareness of appropriate risk assessment and ethical considerations
- Recognize and apply appropriate theories and concepts from a range of disciplines.
- Consider issues from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives.
- Apply subject knowledge to the understanding and addressing of problems.
- Collect, analyse and interpret primary and/or secondary data using appropriate qualitative and/or quantitative techniques.
- Demonstrate awareness of the importance of risk assessment and relevant legislation
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Students will be responsible for lunches and dinners.
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
Gorfodol mewn cyrsiau:
- D3AO: Certificate Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (CERT/FORDL)
- D3AP: Diploma Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (DIP/FORDL)
- D4BA: MSc Agroforestry and Food Security year 1 (MSC/AGFS)
- DDAB: MSc Agroforestry year 1 (MSC/AGRO)
- D3AB: MSc Environmental Forestry year 1 (MSC/EFOR)
- D3AQ: MSc Forestry (Distance Learning) year 1 (MSC/FORDL)
Opsiynol mewn cyrsiau:
- D4BB: MSc Agroforest & Food Security (Dist Learn) year 1 (MSC/AGFSDL)