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Forestry at Southern Cross University: fifteen years in review

Diana Lloyd, Southern Cross University
J Doland Nichols, Southern Cross University
Kathryn H. Taffs, Southern Cross University
Jerome K. Vanclay, School of Environmental Science and Management, Southern Cross University


After 15 years, it is timely to review the 4-year bachelor degree in forestry offered by Southern Cross University (SCU), now the only remaining such 4-year degree in Australia. The SCU program is characterised by innovative teaching, a strong fieldwork component, emphasis on research, and strong links with local interest groups (both environmental and industrial). The progressive introduction of two-site delivery and on-line lectures has maintained the viability of the course despite modest student demand.

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Post-print of: Lloyd, D, Nichols, JD, Taffs, KH, Vanclay, JK 2011, 'Forestry at Southern Cross University: fifteen years in review', International Forestry Review, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 500-510.

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