Trees and Forests in Ireland

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Trees and Forests in Ireland

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Forestry

  • 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 module will provide an introduction to several different aspects of trees and forestry.
    One component is the basics of dendrology (tree species identification). Here, the theoretical concepts of identifying trees will be covered, along with the terminology associated with this. The general characteristics of a number of different tree genera and the specific qualities of a limited number of individual tree species will also be covered.
    The other component will provide an introduction to several aspects of forestry, including the basic theory of timber mensuration (tree and timber measurement) and the equipment and methodologies employed in measuring trees and timber; the main characteristics of the major forest biomes, the history of forests and forestry development, the pattern of tree growth, forest harvesting and the relevance of forests and trees in the global carbon cycle.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

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