Postgraduate Course: Conservation and Use of Forest Resources (PGGE11019)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Forests are in crisis. High rates of deforestation, coupled with increasing demands on forest resources, place forests at the centre of debate on conservation and sustainable development. The key question is 'how may trees and forests be conserved effectively and used sustainably to provide the many resources and services they offer'; in addition to timber?'; The course will consider answers to this question, with an emphasis on the forest ecosystem as a whole although some components will also be examined in detail. The impacts of different management practices and different approaches to the use of forest areas, including agroforestry, will be discussed. The course will contain contributions from a broad spectrum of practitioners involved in different aspects of forest conservation and management.
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| - The appreciation of the need for forest conservation to meet the increasing demands on forest resources.
- Understanding detailed components of forest ecosystems.
- The evaluation of the impacts of different forest management practices and different approaches to the use of forest areas.