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ME-229 Introduction to tropical forestry, 5 op 
Tunniste ME-229  Voimassaolo 01.01.2017 -
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Eshetu Eshetu 

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BSc level, but open for others as well.

 
Ajoitus 

II period, second or third year.

 
Osaamistavoitteet 

The student will learn to identify and explain types of tree-based production systems in the tropics and compare different silvicultural systems applied to different types of tropical forests.

 
Sisältö 
  • Forest area - deforestation, forest degradation, regrowth
  • Main silvicultural systems used in tropical natural forests and plantation forestry
  • Dryland silviculture
  • Forest management planning
  • Forests and livelihoods
  • Community and small-holder forestry
  • Management of non-timber forest products
  • Managing forest ecosystem services

 

 
Oppimateriaali ja kirjallisuus 

All lectures and reading materials will be available on Moodle.

The following literature is optional:

  • Lamprecht, H. 1989. Silviculture in the tropics. GTZ, Eschborn. 296 p.
  • Whitmore, T.C., 1991. An introduction to tropical rainforests. Clarendon Press, Oxford. 226 p.

Additional reading material will be provided during the course.

 
Arviointimenetelmät ja -kriteerit 

Scale 0-5. The final exam constitutes 100% of the grade.

 
Suoritustavat 

The course is composed of class lectures. To complete the course, students must pass the exam (40% limit for passing the exam). Attendance is recorded, but it is not mandatory.

 
Lisätiedot 

Teaching in English.

 
Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin 

Replaces the former course 83096 (TROP170) Introduction to Tropical Forestry, 4 cr.

 
Vastuuhenkilö 

University lecturer Eshetu Yirdaw

 


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