SPECIAL TOPICS IN FORESTRY

Second cycle degree in FOREST SCIENCE - SCIENZE FORESTALI (Ord. 2017)

Campus: LEGNARO (PD)

Language: English

Teaching period: First Semester

Lecturer: ANNA LAWRENCE

Number of ECTS credits allocated: 6


Syllabus
Prerequisites: No prerequisites are requested
Examination methods: The final mark is made up of two components: a) class participation including field excursion (30% of final mark); b) written exam based on open questions (70% of final mark). Class participation will include group presentations of reading assignments in class, leading discussions to reflect on field trip and others.
Course unit contents: The course is in two parts: (1) stakeholders and their roles; and (2) methods for understanding and engaging stakeholders:
PART 1: PEOPLE AND FORESTRY
forestry for people - wellbeing, cultural ecosystem services
forestry with people - participation
forestry with people - farm forestry, entrepreneurs
forestry by people - decision making
forestry by people - community forestry, urban forestry
applying the idea of ‘stakeholders’

PART 2: KNOWLEDGE, PEOPLE AND FORESTRY
historical development of social forestry
what is knowledge
stakeholders and knowledge
cultures of forest management
methods for understanding people