OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

OSU: Forestry - Managing Forest Resources & Ecosystem Services in Australia

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Australia
Host Institution: 

This Managing Forest Resources and Ecosystems Services in Australia program is organized by OSU faculty from the College of Forestry.

Location: 

Queensland

Duration: 
Summer
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Sophomore class standing

2.5 GPA

Satisfactory OSU Conduct Record

Prerequisite: All applicants must successfully complete WSE/FES 406 (1 credit) during spring term 2014 or receive instructor approval in order to participate in this summer experience.

 

OSU Managing Forest Resources & Ecosystem Services in Australia Deadline

Complete Applications are Due: April 1, 2014.

Applicants will be contacted for interviews by the Program Coordinator with acceptance decisions being made shortly after.

Program Details: 

Program Dates: June 22-July 5, 2014

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students will travel through tropical and sub-tropical Queensland studying landscape usage through the lends of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. From local experts and stakeholders, the group will learn about the opportunities and challenges that face those managing Australia's diverse natural resources for conservation, forest products, and tourism/recreational use.  Highlights include trips to the Daintree (the world's most ancient rainforest), the Atherton Tablelands, the Australian Everglades, Noosa Biosphere, Koala conservation site, and the Great Barrier Reef!  Centered in Cairns and Mooloolaba, this field-based program will introduce students to the peoples and wealth of natural bounty that is the northernmost part of Australia. 

Prerequisite: All applicants must successfully complete WSE/FES 406 (1 credit) during spring term 2014 or receive Instructor Approval in order to participate in this summer experience.

Sophomore standing.

2.5 gpa

 

PROGRAM LEADERS:

Dr. Laurence Schimleck: 119 Richardson

Dr. Jo Tynon: 107 Peavy (541.737.1499), Jo.Tynon@oregonstate.edu

Dr. Jeff Morrell: 230 Richardson (541.737.4222), jeff.morrell@oregonstate.edu

Please contact Michele Justice, 541.737.6458, Michele.Justice@oregonstate.edu, Dr. Tynon or Dr. Morrell if you are interested in learning more about this program.

Program Costs: 

The estimated total cost is $5,810.

.     The program cost is $3,340 whcih covers tuition, lodging, insurance, a few meals, transportation in Australia (including flight from Cairns to Brisbane) and all excursion/entry fees (Great Barrier Reef Snorkeling, Frasier Island, Noosa Biosphere, etc.).  The program fee does NOT cover airfare to Australia, the majority of meals, or personal expenditures.  Students are advised to budget $2470 for these costs.  

Academic emphasis: 
Ag. Business Mgt
Bioengineering
Bioresource Res.
Earth Science
Ecological Eng.
Environ. Econ. Policy
Environ. Eng.
Environ. Science
Forest Eng.
Forestry
Natural Resources
Rec. Resource Mgt
Renewable Mat.


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