The course is intended for Master’s level students of forest or environmental sciences. The student number is restricted to 30 because of teaching method based on group work. When selecting students, the priority is given to the master’s degree students of the Department of Forest Sciences.
Student knows and can explain the main concepts, theories and practical approaches of forest ecosystem management. The student is able to analyze the relationships and tradeoffs between different dimensions of sustainability in forest management contexts.
4th year, 2nd period
History and definitions of sustainability concepts, sustainability and forest policy, ecosystem approach, resilience thinking, managing forests as complex adaptive systems, ecosystem services, cultural sustainability, tactical models of implementation of sustainable forest ecosystem management.
Participation in and presentation of paper summaries and group work (group work can be substituted by writing a personal essay), final exam.
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Scale 0-5, Exam 70%, group work & reporting 20%, activity 10%
Teaching in English.
University lecturer Timo Kuuluvainen
Replaces the course 830176 Sustainable forest ecosystem management, 4 cr.