Forest Management

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Forest Management

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Forestry, Management Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    This is an undergraduate module for stage 3 BAgrSc Foretry students. It focuses on concepts and analytical tools associated with decision-making in the sustainable management of forest resources. In the first part of the module, the financial and economic criteria for forest valuation and management are introduced, including discount rate, price-size relationship, net discounted revenue, land expectation value, and the valuation of non-market inputs and outputs.
    This knowledge is then used to develop procedures to deal with problems such as land and forest valuation, rotation determination, investment appraisal and sustained yield calculations. In addition, areas such as the historical development of forest management in Ireland and Europe, the environmental, socio-economic and production functions of the forest, types of rotation, and the territorial and administrative organisation of the forest are examined. The concepts behind the preparation of forest management plans are also included.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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