Forest and Conservation Economics (3) The role and application of economics and finance to forest resource conservation and management.
FOR 440 Forest and Conservation Economics (3)
Students will learn economic and financial concepts and tools used in managing forests and natural resources. Specifically, they will: a) use financial tools including cost-benefit analysis to analyze forest investments, b) recognize forest-related business operations and management issues, c) apply economic principles to forest and natural resource management decisions including environmental and nonmarket valuation methods, and d) discuss current issues in forest management and economics such as climate change, bioenergy and tropical deforestation. Students will carry out a case study of a forest-related business.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: ECON 102 orECON 104
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.