Forestry in British higher education: a tale of decline and regeneration

Walmsley, James, Savill, Peter, Burley, Jeff, Evans, Julian, Horsey, Russell, Leslie, Andrew, Falck, Jan, Innes, John and Waterson, Jim (2015) Forestry in British higher education: a tale of decline and regeneration. Quarterly Journal of Forestry, 109 (4). pp. 268-273.

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Abstract

As outlined by Burley et al. (2009), academic forestry is not a discipline in its own right like botany or zoology but multidisciplinary, akin to engineering and medicine. Even if it is narrowed to the biology of woody perennials and the art of managing them, it still embraces many other elements of natural sciences, as well as some economic, social and environmental sciences, engineering, policy, management and business studies. Forestry education must therefore introduce scholars to this wide range of disciplines and this can present a number of interesting resourcing challenges for educational institutions, particularly when relatively few students choose to study forestry.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Quarterly Journal of Forestry
Publisher: Royal Forestry Society
ISSN: 0033-5568
Departments: Faculty of Health and Science > Science, Natural Resources and Outdoor Studies > Forestry, Conservation & Applied Science
Additional Information: An expert panel of James Walmsley, Peter Savill, Jeff Burley, Julian Evans, Russell Horsey, Andrew Leslie, Jan Falck, John Innes, and Jim Waterson take a close look at the way in which forestry is taught at university level.
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 16:22
Last Modified: 25 May 2017 03:37
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/2697

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